Sandra Ireland at the Nairn Book & Arts Festival
Saturday, 14th September 2019 | 11am-12pm
Nairn Community & Arts Centre, King Street, Nairn
A single phone call from halfway across the world is all it takes to bring her home . . .
‘Ellie, something bad has happened.’ Desperate to escape her ‘kid from the scrapyard’ reputation, Ellie Rook has forged a new life for herself abroad, but tragedy strikes when her mother, Imelda, falls from a notorious waterfall. Here, according to local legend, the warrior queen Finella jumped to her death after killing a king. In the wake of her mother’s disappearance, Ellie is forced to confront some disturbing truths about the family she left behind and the woman she has become. Can a long-dead queen hold the key to Ellie’s survival? And how far will she go to right a wrong?
Sandra Ireland was born in Yorkshire. She began her writing career as a correspondent on a local newspaper but quickly realised that fiction is much more intriguing than fact. In 2013 Sandra was awarded a Carnegie-Cameron scholarship to study for an MLitt in Writing Practice and Study at the University of Dundee, graduating with a distinction in 2014. She is the author of Beneath the Skin (2016) and Bone Deep (2018).