Rosemary Goring – Mainstreet Trading event
(THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED)
Please join us on Thurs 15th September to hear multi-talented local writer, Rosemary Goring (novelist, literary editor and historian),
talking about her new book, Homecoming: The Scottish Years of Mary, Queen of Scots.
One of the most famous queens in history, Mary Stuart lived in her homeland for just twelve years. She was a dauntless child who laughed at her friends’ seasickness as they sailed to safety in France. Returning home as a 18-year-old widow, she was confronted with a nation riven with factions, dissent and religious strife.
Brief though her time in Scotland was, her experience profoundly influenced who she was and her fate. In this book, Rosemary Goring tells the story of Mary’s Scottish years through the often dramatic and atmospheric locations where the key events took place, examining the role Scotland, and its tumultuous court and culture, played in her downfall. Whether or not Mary Stuart emerges blameless or guilty, in this evocative retelling she can be seen for who she really was.
EVENT: Rosemary Goring in conversation about Homecoming: The Scottish Years of Mary, Queen of Scots
DATE: Thurs 15th September
TIME: 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
Venue: The Barn at The Mainstreet Trading Company, Main Street, St Boswells TD6 0AT