Join us in celebrating the launch of Heather Richardson's historical novel, Doubting Thomas, a tale of sex, drugs and blasphemy in 17th C Edinburgh! The launch will include readings, a Q&A and a book signing. Admission is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be available.
About Doubting Thomas
“With an exquisite and faultless play of historical language, we witness the most visceral portrayals of early medical practices and a delicately drawn marriage, in which the fear of being different is wonderfully distilled. The childhood of Thomas Aikenhead, the last executed blasphemer in Britain, is also brilliantly created, along with the crucial betrayals that caused his downfall. This novel speaks loudly to our present condition.” – Derek Neale
About Heather Richardson
Heather Richardson was born in Northern Ireland in 1964 and lives in Belfast. After a degree in English Literature at the University of Leicester she had a predictably non-literary series of jobs, including bus driver, medical representative and company director. A career break for child-rearing gave her an excuse to pursue a new path as a writer and lecturer. She has an MA and PhD in Creative Writing, and now works for the Open University as a lecturer in English and Creative Writing.
Her short stories, poems and creative non-fiction have been published in journals and anthologies in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Her first novel, Magdeburg (Lagan Press, 2010), is set in Germany during the Thirty Years War.