Book Launch: Queen Macbeth by Val McDermid

Val McDermid – Queen Macbeth

With Val McDermid

In conversation with Nicola Sturgeon

Portobello Town Hall

2nd May 2024, 7:30pm – 8:45pm


We’re absolutely thrilled that Val McDermid is heading to Portobello Town Hall to celebrate the publication day launch of her new novella, Queen Macbeth.

It’s going to be an extra special event as McDermid will be in conversation with Nicola Sturgeon.

This in-person event will take place at Portobello Town Hall. There will be a book signing following the conversation.

Books for the Book & Ticket options (for both Stalls and Balcony) will be available to collect at the event venue. Doors due to open at 7pm.

About Queen Macbeth:

In the depths of 11th century Scotland, we meet Gruoch Ingen Boite, a granddaughter of the king, caught up in a web of vicious intrigue. Set against a dramatic highland backdrop, this is a tale of marriage and multiple murder, showing how one strong, charismatic woman, shaped by hard times, was able to survive – and thrive – amidst the endless plotting of a succession of ruthless and ambitious men.

Overturning Shakespeare’s propaganda, readers will encounter a new Lady Macbeth, bringing a schemer in the shadows out into the light and exposing the patriarchal prejudices of history.

Please note: Tickets for our events are non-refundable. Professional photography and videography may take place during this event. Thank you for your understanding.

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Thursday 02 May 2024
Portobello Town Hall, Edinburgh. United Kingdom