Maggie Ritchie

Daisy Chain

Wigtown Parish Church
In person event
Fri 24 Sep
12:00 UK

To book tickets for this event please call the box office on 01988 403222 or visit in person at 11 North Main Street.

Lily Crawford and Jeanie Taylor, from very different backgrounds, are firm friends from their childhoods in Kirkcudbright. The lives of these two women are woven together, bringing them together only to be parted again. Together in Glasgow, they see a city at the height of its power in the years before the First World War - and a city of poverty and overcrowding. As Lily follows her husband to Shanghai in the early 1920s, the facade of glamour gives way to peril and her hope of survival lies with her old friend Jeanie. 

About the author: Maggie Ritchie is a journalist and author from Scotland. Maggie graduated with Distinction from the University of Glasgow’s MLitt in Creative Writing. Her debut novel, Paris Kiss, won the Curtis Brown Prize, was runner up for the Sceptre Prize and was longlisted for the Mslexia First Novel Competition. 

Daisy Chain is available from the Wigtown Book Festival shop HERE

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