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Luckenbooth by Jenni Fagan – Click to access replay

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC


This event was hosted on Thursday 21st January.


We’re thrilled to be hosting this event in celebration of Jenni Fagan’s eagerly anticipated new novel Luckenbooth: a bold, haunting and dazzlingly unique novel about the stories and secrets we leave behind, and the places that hold them long after we are gone.

The devil’s daughter rows to the shores of Leith in a coffin. The year is 1910 and she has been sent to a tenement building in Edinburgh by her recently deceased father to bear a child for a wealthy man and his fiancée. The harrowing events that follow lead to a curse on the building and its residents – a curse that will last for the rest of the century.

Over nine decades, No. 10 Luckenbooth Close bears witness to emblems of a changing world outside its walls. An infamous madam, a spy, a famous Beat poet, a coal miner who fears daylight, a psychic: these are some of the residents whose lives are plagued by the building’s troubled history in disparate, sometimes chilling ways. The curse creeps up the nine floors and an enraged spirit world swells to the surface, desperate for the true horror of the building’s longest kept secret to be heard.

This is an online event. Jenni will be in conversation with Kaite Welsh via Crowdcast, and there will be a chance to ask questions during the event. The ticket price includes a signed and dedicated first edition of Luckenbooth. Jenni will be signing the books in advance of the event; they will be posted out in the next few days.

Dedicated copies are no longer available this close to the event but booking a ticket now will still include a signed edition of Luckenbooth, hand-wrapped and sent out as soon as possible.


January 21
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC
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The Portobello Bookshop Events
United Kingdom


The Portobello Bookshop
0131 629 6756
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