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The Edinburgh Skating Club

by Michelle Sloan

£9.99

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ISBN: 9781846975950
Published: 04 Aug 2022
Format: Paperback
Extent: 272
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon , Polygon
Categories:
Fiction / Historical fiction
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About the Book

When you look at a painting, what do you really see?

When eighteenth-century poet Alison Cockburn accepts a light-hearted challenge from her good friend Katherine Hume to live as a man, in order to infiltrate the infamous Edinburgh Skating Club, little do they both realise how her new identity will shape their futures. Together they navigate their way through the sights, sounds and faces of Enlightenment Edinburgh, from Old Town to New Town and from joyous friendship to a deep affection.

In twenty-first-century Edinburgh, art historian Claire Sharp receives a mysterious request: to settle once and for all the true provenance of the iconic painting The Skating Minister. But when she and friend Jen Brodie dig deeper, they discover the incredible truth behind the painting and two extraordinary women Enlightenment Edinburgh forgot.


The Author

Michelle Sloan

Michelle Sloan trained as a primary school teacher and studied drama and arts journalism. She is the author of several books for children. The Edinburgh Skating Club is her debut adults’ novel. Originally from Edinburgh, Michelle now lives in Broughty Ferry with her family.

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