Sara Sheridan || The Fair Botanists
Wigtown Book Festival Sponsored Event
Date: Friday 30 September 2022. 3.00 pm
Let acclaimed novelist and self-proclaimed swot Sara Sheridan carry you back to 1822 Edinburgh, where botanical intrigue and adventure are the watchwords in a city poised for two historic events; the impending visit of George IV, and the rumoured flowering of the exotic Agave American, for the first time in decades. Amid the beautiful setting of Castle Kennedy Gardens, Sara will lay bare the secrets of her research into the world’s most unusual plants and the people who cultivate them.
About the Author
Sara Sheridan is a writer and activist who is interested particularly in female history. She has written over twenty books. Truth or Dare, her first novel, received a Scottish Library Award and was shortlisted for the Saltire. In 2019 Sara re-mapped Scotland according to women’s history for Historic Environment Scotland. The resulting book, Where Are the Women?, was listed as one of the David Hume Institute’s Books of the year 2019. Sara mentors fledgling writers for the Scottish Book Trust and has sat on the board of several writers’ organisations. The Fair Botanists was Waterstones’ Scottish Book of the Month in July.
Tickets do not include entry to the Gardens. This event is on the grounds at Lochinch Castle. Exact venue TBC pending numbers of tickets sold.
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