Murder, mystery and secret history will make for an intriguing Book Week

Thursday, 8 November, 2018


Would you like to find out about the hidden history of Scottish women, how to snare a publishing deal or the secret to a great murder mystery? If so, you are in luck, as these are just some of the insights being shared by well-known authors during Book Week Scotland.

East Dunbartonshire venues will host a range of evocative events between 19 and 25 November, with authors reading from their works and sharing their inspirations:


  • Scotland: Her Story – Rosemary Goring
    Monday 19 November - 7pm at Bishopbriggs LibraryImage of Rosemary Goring

Join renowned journalist and author Rosemary Goring for a talk on her new publication, Scotland: Her Story. The book is the first ever history of Scotland told from the perspective of women, bringing to life parts of history that has often been hidden or ignored.

Rosemary was previously literary editor of Scotland on Sunday and is currently literary editor and columnist for The Herald. This event is free of charge. Book online at


  • Meet the Author – David Munro
    Wednesday 21 November - 2pm at Lennoxtown Library

In his presentation David Munro, author of the Time Jigsaw series of books, will talk about his path from business professional to published author, plot formulation, getting a publishing deal and effective marketing. This event is free of charge. Book online at


  • Meet the Author – Charles E McGarry
    Wednesday 21 November – 7.45pm at Bearsden Lesser Hall, Bearsden Community Hub

Join Charles E. McGarry as he discusses his new novel, The Shadow of the Black Earl, the second murder mystery featuring private detective and bon vivant Leo Moran. The perfect evening out for lovers of contemporary crime fiction with a unique supernatural twist.

Charles E. McGarry is the co-author of The Road to Lisbon ( 2016). Free of charge. Book online at


  • Meet the Author – Mary Paulson-Ellis
    Thursday 22 November – 7pm at William Patrick Library, Kirkintilloch

Mary Paulson-Ellis writes about what she calls the ‘murderous’ side of family life – the dark, the quirky and the strange. Her debut novel, The Other Mrs Walker, is a detective story without a detective. It tells the story of a woman who uncovers the identities of those who die alone with no known next-of-kin.

The novel is a Times Bestseller and won Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2017. This event is free of charge. Book online at


  • "No Vote, No Census": Using the 1911 census as a form of protest in Scotland

Thursday 22 November - 7pm, Kirkintilloch Town Hall


Join historical researcher Ruth Boreham to find out how boycotting the 1911 census and spoiling papers were tools of protest for women's suffrage campaigners in Scotland. In this talk Ruth will discuss her research into the topic using Scottish census records and archival documents.

This event is free of charge. Book online at


Councillor Billy Hendry, Convener of East Dunbartonshire Council's Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, said, "Book Week Scotland is the ideal opportunity to promote reading and we have a fantastic range of authors coming to our events this year. I hope as many people as possible take the chance to go along and get involved."

Sandy Marshall, Chair of East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust, said, "We are proud to play host to a wealth of talented writers during this year’s Book Week Scotland. The fact that the majority of our events are free to attend is great for the community. I would encourage people to take the opportunity to gain an insight into how these authors work and what inspires them."

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