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Trio of author events lined up at Elgin Library: Alexander McCall Smith, Mary Paulson-Ellis and Harriet Evans

Press release   •   Oct 01, 2019 19:55 BST

AUTHORS Alexander McCall Smith, Mary Paulson-Ellis and Harriet Evans are all lined up for events at Elgin Library.

First up is Times bestseller and Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2017 winner, Mary Poulson- Evans. She will talk about her latest novel, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing, on Wednesday 16 October at 7pm.

This latest novel starts with an old soldier who dies alone in his Edinburgh nursing home with no known relatives and no Will. There is a pawn ticket found amongst his belongings, and £50,000 in used notes sewn into the lining of his burial suit. Heir Hunter, Solomon Farthing, is tipped off on this unexplained fortune. And so Solomon uncovers a mystery that goes back to 1918 and a group of 11 soldiers abandoned in a farmhouse billet in France in the weeks leading up to the armistice.

Harriet Evans, an acclaimed author who has sold more than one million books worldwide, will deliver a talk on Monday 4 November at 7pm.

Her previous titles include The Wildflowers and The Butterfly Summer and A Place for Us, and her latest novel The Garden of Lost and Found is about painters, lost paintings, families and magic. The book opens in 1919 and is a heart-breaking tale of a family ripped apart and the extraordinary house they called home.

On 4 December at 6.30pm, Elgin Library will play host to prestigious author Alexander McCall Smith.

He has sold more than 20 million books in his No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series, and is also well known for his 44 Scotland Street novels, the Isabel Dalhousie novels, the von Igelfeld series, the Corduroy Mansions books as well as various standalone novels and a re-working of Jane Austen’s Emma.

Award-winning McCall Smith has written and contributed to more than 100 books including specialist academic titles, short story collections, and a number of very popular children’s books.

Tickets for all events are available online at or by calling 01343 562602.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.  

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