Danielle Devlin at Blackwell’s Edinburgh


How far would you go to save yourself when the truth can’t set you free?

We are delighted to be welcoming debut author of our November Scottish Book of the Month, Danielle Devlin to discuss her visceral, unique and unflinching retelling of the 16th Century North Berwick Witch Trials, Burnt Offerings. Join us on Thursday 26th October at 7pm to celebrate the publication of her thrilling new book about one woman’s fight for vindication through a patriarchal landscape of torture and persecution while her life hangs in the balance.

Besse Craw is a young mother whose husband has mysteriously vanished. And in a time when women were powerless, she is accused of witchcraft, abused by her employer, and destined to lose her daughter, her freedom and her life. Set during the infamous North Berwick Witch Trials, that saw many persecuted, tortured and killed, Besse uncovers long-held secrets as she fights for justice and truth in a world of suspicion and lies.

Danielle Devlin is a writer from Durham and a senior editor for Virtual Zine Mag, which specialises in the voices of underrepresented writers. Burnt Offerings is her first novel.

Doors: 6.30pm, event starts: 7pm, please arrive early to secure a good seat.

Tickets are free. There is a Ticket & Book option which includes a signed copy of Burnt Offerings by Danielle Devlin.

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Thursday 26 Oct 2023
Blackwell's, Edinburgh. United Kingdom