Sunday 4th October – 12noon
Click YouTube link below to watch the event
In A Tomb With A View, award-winning Glasgow author and journalist Peter Ross invites you to explore a grave new world of fascination and delight as he uncovers the stories and glories of graveyards. Who are London’s outcast dead and why is David Bowie their guardian angel? What is the remarkable truth about Phoebe Hessel, who disguised herself as a man to fight alongside her sweetheart, and went on to live in the reigns of five monarchs? Why is a Bristol cemetery the perfect wedding venue for goths? This is a book that shines a light on how we remember the ones we have lost, brimming with life, compassion and love. So push open the rusting gate, sweep aside the ivy, and take a look inside …
Alistair Heather is a writer and presenter from Angus. Most recently he wrote and presented a BBC documentary on the Scots Language, Rebel Tongue. He is a columnist at The National newspaper and is a regular contributor to BBC radio and television programmes.
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3 thoughts on “Watch now – A Tomb with a View – Peter Ross in conversation with Alistair Heather @PeterAlanRoss @Historic_Ally”
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I’m enjoying the book a great deal, although I bought it elsewhere, sorry. But well done for the talk today from Glasgow Necropolis. A wonderful place to visit. More power to the book festival’s elbow!
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[…] Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had as good a time as was possible in the current circumstances. It’s one of those years where for most people it most definitely was quiet. I’m delighted to be starting off the blog this year with a review of a book I got for my Christmas and what a brilliant book it was – A Tomb With A View. I became aware of this book when the author, Peter Ross, kindly agreed to take part in our local book festival which of course last year had to be entirely online. You can still watch the event free online and I highly recommend that you do. The event was filmed, appropriately enough, in a graveyard. You’ll find it here: Portobello Book Festival […]
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