Val McDermid at Topping & Co, St Andrews

Val McDermid on Queen Macbeth
The Queen of Crime returns with an historical thriller that finally brings justice to one of Scotland’s most notorious and maligned figures, offering a new side to the Shakespearean tale we all know. Join Val in St Andrews to hear all about this exciting new installment in the Darkland Tales series.

A thousand years ago in an ancient Scottish landscape, a woman is on the run with her three bosom companions – a healer, a weaver and a seer. If the men hunting her find them, they will kill her because she is the only one who stands between them and their violent ambition. She is no lady: she is the first queen of Scotland, married to a king called Macbeth.

Shakespeare fed us the myth of the Macbeths as power-hungry murderous conspirators. But now Val McDermid drags the truth out of the shadows, exposing the patriarchal prejudices of history.

Tuesday 7th May

St Mark’s Church, St Mary’s Place, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9UY


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Tuesday 07 May 2024
St Mark's Church, St Mary's Place, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9UY. United Kingdom