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Talk Wigtown Book Festival | Denise Mina - Rizzio

Wigtown Book Festival | Denise Mina - Rizzio


In person & Online event

This is a live audience event. Participants will be on stage in the venue. The event will also be simultaneously streamed on our website. Online access is free but please pay what you can. Booking for online events is optional, but by reserving an online ticket you will receive a reminder beforehand.

Award-winning author Denise Mina offers a radical new take on a crime so brutal no one wanted to talk about it for 200 hundred years — the murder of David Rizzio, Mary Queen of Scots’ friend and secretary. Tense, terrifying, this is a tale of sex, seduction, secrets and lies. It looks at history through a modern lens and explores the lengths that people go to for love and power. It takes place on Saturday evening, 9 March 1566. Mary, Queen of Scots, six months pregnant, is hosting a supper party. She doesn't know her Palace is surrounded, or that an army of men is creeping upstairs to murder the handsome Italian man who is smiling across the table at her. . .

About the author: Denise Mina’s novels include The End of the Wasp Season and Gods and Beasts, both of which won the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award. The Long Drop won the McIlvanney Scottish Crime Novel of the Year award, and Conviction was a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick and a Sunday Times, Observer, and Telegraph Book of the Year.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.

Event details

Fri 1 Oct 2021, 2:00pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

Wigtown Book Festival
County Buildings
Main Hall

Phone: 01988 403 222 (Box Office)

Website: Wigtown Book Festival

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