Flora Fraser: Pretty Young Rebel

Thu May 09 2024 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm UTC+01:00

Blackwell's Bookshop | Edinburgh

Blackwell's Edinburgh South Bridge
Publisher/HostBlackwell's Edinburgh South Bridge
Flora Fraser: Pretty Young Rebel
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Join Flora Fraser as she talks about her new book Pretty Young Rebel
About this Event

We were thoroughly delighted to be welcoming award-winning biographer to the shop on Thursday 9th May at 7pm as she discusses the enthralling life of daring adventure, struggle and survival of the remarkable Flora MacDonald, who displayed extraordinary courage in the face of great danger. Join Flora as she talks about her bestselling new book .

The year is 1746. The Jacobite rebellion has failed catastrophically and Scotland is reeling in the devastating aftermath of the battle of Culloden. Far to the west, on an island in the Outer Hebrides, twenty-four-year-old Flora Macdonald is woken in the dead of night by a messenger with urgent intelligence.
Bonnie Prince Charlie is outside, begging for her help.
With Flora's assistance, the Stuart prince is disguised as an Irish maid and smuggled to the Isle of Skye, evading government troops. Flora's bravery and determination will see her immortalised in ballads and proclaimed a Scottish heroine. But her efforts also result in her capture and detention in London. Released the following year and returning to Skye, Flora goes on to marry and emigrate to North Carolina, only then to be caught up in the American Revolutionary War.


Flora Fraser is the author of Beloved Emma: The Life of Emma Hamilton, The Unruly Queen: The Life of Queen Caroline, Princesses: The Daughters of George III, Venus of Empire: The Life of Pauline Bonaparte and George & Martha Washington: A Revolutionary Marriage, which won the 2016 George Washington Prize. Flora was named after the Scottish heroine Flora Macdonald, whose story she tells in Pretty Young Rebel. Flora Fraser lives in London.


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Doors: 6.30pm, event starts: 7pm

Tickets are £3.00, there is also Ticket & Book option which includes a signed copy of Pretty Young Rebel by Flora Fraser.

The bookshop has level access, events are seated and speakers use microphones. If you have any concerns about accessibility, please do get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact the Blackwell's events team on 0131 622 8222 or [email protected]


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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Blackwell's Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Tickets

GBP 1.50 to GBP 10.99

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