Val McDermid

venue Sir Walter Scott Marquee
date Saturday 6 November
time 8:00 pm
ticket prices £15 | £13

**Our event with Val McDermid in conversation with Christopher Brookmyre on Saturday 6th November was cancelled due to adverse weather. Fortunately, we were able to move Val and Chris into Abbotsford House and filmed their session from there instead.**

1979 is a brilliant new novel by the mistress of the genre, and it is also the first in a new series. Set in the ‘winter of discontent’, reporter Allie Burns is chasing her first big scoop. A woman in the macho world of the newsroom, Allie begins to expose the criminal underbelly of respectable Scotland, makes powerful enemies and develops a steely determination. And she also risks her life. 1979 is Val at her brilliant best as it draws on her own experience as a journalist at that time.

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