Mary Paulson-Ellis – Emily Noble’s Disgrace
September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST£3.00 – £16.99
We are delighted to be welcoming Mary Paulson-Ellis to the bookshop for an event in celebration of her third novel, Emily Noble’s Disgrace. Mary will be in conversation with author, journalist and broadcaster, Sam Baker.
The event will be streamed live from the bookshop to attendees viewing from home. We are also planning for this event to take place in the bookshop with a small in-person audience of up to 25 people (our usual capacity is 100). However, depending on COVID regulations at the time of the event, those purchasing the book & in-person audience option will also receive the link to watch the event from home, should we be unable to welcome people to the bookshop on the night.
The case is unexceptional, that is what I know. A house full of stuff left behind by a dead woman, abandoned at the last . . .
When trauma cleaner Essie Pound makes a gruesome discovery in the derelict Edinburgh boarding house she is sent to clean, it brings her into contact with a young policewoman, Emily Noble, who has her own reasons to solve the case.
As the two women embark on a journey into the heart of a forgotten family, the investigation prompts fragmented memories of their own traumatic histories – something Emily has spent a lifetime attempting to bury, and Essie a lifetime trying to lay bare.
Mary Paulson-Ellis lives in Edinburgh. She has an MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow and was awarded the inaugural Curtis Brown Prize for Fiction in 2009 and the Literature Works First Page Prize in 2013. Her debut novel, The Other Mrs Walker was a Times bestseller and Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year. Mary was Highly Commended as a Rising Star in the DIVA Literary Awards and shortlisted as a Breakthrough Author in the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2017.
Sam Baker grew up in Hampshire and after a degree in politics at Birmingham University became a journalist, going on to edit some of the UK’s biggest magazines, including Cosmopolitan and Red. In 2015 she co-founded The Pool with Lauren Laverne. Sam is a journalist, broadcaster and editor. She is the author of five novels. Her first work of non-fiction, The Shift: how I (lost and) found myself after 40 – and you can too was published in paperback in April 2021. She lives in Edinburgh.
When you purchase a signed – and if requested, dedicated – copy of Emily Noble’s Disgrace via the options below, you will also receive access to the livestream of the event. There is also an option to purchase a £3 voucher which provides access to the livestream. The voucher can be used on any item in the bookshop and on our website – including books by featured authors. Following Scottish Government advice and guidelines, in-person audience attendees will be asked to wear a face covering inside the bookshop unless they are exempt.