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Kirsty Wark - Author

About the Author

Kirsty Wark is a journalist, broadcaster and writer who hosts a variety of BBC programmes including Newsnight and The Review Show and arts documentaries. Her home has always been Scotland and her family's connection to Arran goes back over many years. At present she is working on her second novel.

Featured books by Kirsty Wark

The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle

The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle

Author: Kirsty Wark Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/03/2014

Born just before the First World War, Elizabeth Pringle has been a familiar yet solitary figure on the Scottish island of Arran. A dutiful daughter, an inspirational teacher, a gardener. But did anyone really know her? When Elizabeth dies, her will contains a surprise. She has left her home and her belongings to someone who is all but a stranger, a young mother she watched pushing a pram down the road more than thirty years ago. Now it falls to Martha, the baby in that pram, to find out how her mother inherited the house in such strange circumstances, and in doing so, perhaps leave her own past behind. But first she has to find the answer to the question: who was Elizabeth Pringle? A captivating and haunting story of the richness beneath so-called ordinary lives and the secrets and threads that hold women together. ~ ~ ~ Dear Mrs Morrison, A long time ago, almost thirty-four years past, you wrote to me requesting that I contact you should I ever wish to leave my home. I knew then that I would never live anywhere else, and so there was no point in my replying to you. I saw you almost every day, pushing your pram along Shore Road. You looked very young. I remember that on one occasion you waved to me, and I think I tilted my head towards you. Perhaps you did not see. There have been times when that scene has come to me vividly, and I have wondered what has become of you both. I am instructing my solicitor to write to you at the address on your letter. Holmlea is yours if you still wish it. Elizabeth Pringle

Other books by Kirsty Wark

The House by the Loch

The House by the Loch

Author: Kirsty Wark Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2019

'A deeply satisfying work of pure imagination . . . sweeping and intimate' Damian Barr, author of You Will Be Safe Here 'Beautiful and atmospheric' Alistair Moffatt, author of The Hidden Ways 'Powerful and compelling' Sue Lawrence, author of The Night He Left From the bestselling author of The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle, a novel of long-hidden family secrets that refuse to lie buried in the past . . . Scotland, 1950s Walter MacMillan is bewitched by the clever, glamorous Jean Thompson and can't believe his luck when she agrees to marry him. Neither can she, for Walter represents a steady and loving man who can perhaps quiet the demons inside her. Yet their home on remote Loch Doon soon becomes a prison for Jean and neither a young family, nor Walter's care, can seem to save her. Many years later, Walter is with his adult children and adored grandchildren on the shores of Loch Doon where the family has been holidaying for two generations. But the shadows of the past stretch over them and will turn all their lives upside down on one fateful weekend. The House by the Loch is the story of a family in all its loving complexity, and the way it can, and must, remake itself endlessly in order to make peace with the past. Praise for The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle 'Original and enthralling' Guardian 'Affecting and tender' The Times 'Page-turning' Red

The House by the Loch

The House by the Loch

Author: Kirsty Wark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

'A deeply satisfying work of pure imagination . . . sweeping and intimate' Damian Barr, author of You Will Be Safe Here 'Beautiful and atmospheric' Alistair Moffatt, author of The Hidden Ways 'Powerful and compelling' Sue Lawrence, author of The Night He Left From the bestselling author of The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle, a novel of long-hidden family secrets that refuse to lie buried in the past . . . Scotland, 1950s Walter MacMillan is bewitched by the clever, glamorous Jean Thompson and can't believe his luck when she agrees to marry him. Neither can she, for Walter represents a steady and loving man who can perhaps quiet the demons inside her. Yet their home on remote Loch Doon soon becomes a prison for Jean and neither a young family, nor Walter's care, can seem to save her. Many years later, Walter is with his adult children and adored grandchildren on the shores of Loch Doon where the family has been holidaying for two generations. But the shadows of the past stretch over them and will turn all their lives upside down on one fateful weekend. The House by the Loch is the story of a family in all its loving complexity, and the way it can, and must, remake itself endlessly in order to make peace with the past. Praise for The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle 'Original and enthralling' Guardian 'Affecting and tender' The Times 'Page-turning' Red

Der Gesang der Wellen nach dem Sturm

Der Gesang der Wellen nach dem Sturm

Author: Kirsty Wark Format: eBook Release Date: 28/04/2014

Auf der kleinen sturmumtosten Insel Arran, im Westen Schottlands, lebt Elizabeth Pringle. Die alte Dame wei, dass sie nicht mehr lange zu leben hat und es an der Zeit ist, endlich mit der Vergangenheit abzuschlieen und sich von der Seele zu schreiben, woran sie seit Jahrzehnten so schwer zu tragen hat. Kurze Zeit spter erlebt Martha die berraschung ihres Lebens: Eine Unbekannte namens Elizabeth Pringle hat ihrer kranken Mutter ein Haus auf Arran vermacht.

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