A little premature, I know, but for me, Autumn publication always begins at my favourite festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival. A beautiful city at the best of times – always – there’s something particularly magical when the tents of the book festival take over Charlotte Square. Edinburgh is always a mixture of sunshine and showers (on the streets) and, in the tents, a terrific blending of familiar names and writers from all corners of the globe. Poetry, music, ideas, stories, deckchairs and Jura (though I’m not fond of whisky myself), I try to sneak in to as many events as possible while I’m there.
The paperback of The Taxidermist’s Daughter publishes on 3 September. The campaign kicks off in Edinburgh on Wednesday 19th August, and I’ll be giving a sneak preview of my new trilogy – The Burning Chambers Trilogy – set during the French Wars of Religion in the 17th Century. In Edinburgh, I’m also interviewing some wonderful writers, including Lady Antonia Fraser, Shami Chakrabati, Jenny Uglow, Aislinn Hunter and Jonathan Kemp. All details in the EVENTS section of the website.
See you there.