Flora Johnston: The Paris Peacemakers

Wed May 01 2024 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Blackwell's Bookshop | Edinburgh

Blackwell's Edinburgh South Bridge
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Flora Johnston: The Paris Peacemakers
Join Flora Johnston as she talks about her new new book, The Paris Peacemakers
About this Event

We are delighted to be welcoming Scottish author, , to the shop to discuss her powerful tale of love and loss in the aftermath of World War One,. Join Flora on Wednesday 1st May, at 7pm as she talks to Jenny Brown about how three Scots attempt to pick up the pieces of their lives while the fabric of Europe is stitched together for good or ill.

Paris, 1919. Will the brittle pieces of Europe ever fit together again?

As the fragile negotiations of the international Peace Conference get underway, typist Stella Rutherford throws herself into her work and the mixture of glamour and devastation the City of Light reveals. Anything to escape the grief coming in waves for her beloved brother Jack. Her sister Corran is about to put her academic career to use among the troops in France, a chance to see what the experience was like for countless men, including her fiancé Rob. Rob Campbell, profoundly changed by his time as a surgeon on the front line, has had little chance to lift his head from the incessant grind of the injured, dying and dead. If he did the ghosts of his teammates, the Scottish rugby players who followed the same path into hell, would surely be waiting for him.

Flora Johnston worked for over twenty years in museums and heritage interpretation, including at the National Museums of Scotland, which has greatly influenced the historical fiction she now writes. Her debut novel What You Call Free was published by Ringw ood Publishing. She studied at St. Andrews University and lives in Edinburgh.


Doors: 6.30pm, event starts: 7pm, please arrive early to secure a good seat.

Tickets are £3.00 and there is a Ticket & Book option which includes a signed copy of The Paris Peacemakers by Flora Johnston.

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]


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

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


GBP 1.50 to GBP 22.00

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