Islay Book Festival: Sue Lawrence

Sue Lawrence

Between Mull and Lismore, there is a skerry topped by a navigation beacon called Lady’s Rock. It is this unassuming skerry, and the story associated with it, that gives its name to Sue Lawrence’s latest historical novel. The story goes that in 1547, Lachlan Maclean of Duart decided to kill his wife, Lady Catherine Campbell, sister of the 4th Earl of Argyll. At low tide, Lachlan rowed Catherine out to a rock that would be completely submerged by high tide… Come to this event to hear more about the story that inspired this wonderfully gripping novel, full of intrigue and twists and turns, that even has a few chapters set on Islay!

Sue Lawrence is the author of absorbing, popular historical thrillers that cast fascinating light on the perils and injustice that characterised women’s lives in Scotland through centuries past: The Green LadyThe Unreliable Death of Lady Grange, Down to the Sea, The Night He Left and Fields of Blue Flax – and her latest novel Ladys Rock. She is also one of the UK’s leading cookery writers and broadcasters. Having studied French at Dundee University, she then trained as a journalist.

After winning BBC’s MasterChef in 1991, Sue wrote regular columns in The Sunday Times, Scotland on Sunday and many leading magazines. She also appeared on tv and as a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet. She has written 20 cookery books, the latest of which is New Scottish Baking. She has won two Guild of Food Writers Awards and a Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award. Born in Dundee, Sue has lived in many countries – France, Finland, Germany and Australia – and now lives in Edinburgh.

Tickets: £5

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Sunday 01 Sep 2024
Craigard Kitchen, Ballygrant. United Kingdom