Watch now – A Tomb with a View – Peter Ross in conversation with Alistair Heather @PeterAlanRoss @Historic_Ally

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.

Books by all our participating authors are available to order from our local bookshop. Click the link to visit the page.
The Portobello Bookshop

2 thoughts on “Watch now – A Tomb with a View – Peter Ross in conversation with Alistair Heather @PeterAlanRoss @Historic_Ally

  1. 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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