Christine De Luca

venue CSY Architects Marquee
date Friday 17 June
time 7:45 pm
ticket prices £8 | £6

The acclaimed, much-loved poet and novelist will talk about Veeve, her new collection of poetry in English and Shetlandic. Tom Pow described it as ‘alive with outward-looking, generous poems.’ Christine’s new novel is The Trials of Mary Johnsdaughter. In 1773 a shipload of poor, storm-broken Caithness emigrants bound for North America unexpectedly arrives on Shetland just as winter begins. Food is scarce. How will they survive? Mary Johnsdaughter becomes involved with the emigrants and her troubles do not end when their ship, the Bachelor of Leith, eventually departs. We follow her through youthful promise and passion, the throes of the ritual humiliation of kirk discipline, to a final denouement.

Photo © Dawn Marie Jones

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