Sept 2nd – Johnny Mains In Conversation


Johnny Mains in Conversation

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Heron & Willow is delighted to welcome Johnny Mains to Jedburgh, to talk about his book Scotland the Strange: Weird Tales from Storied Lands (and plenty more we’re sure!).

Johnny is an accomplished author and anthologist across many genres, but Scotland The Strange in particular is a real treasure trove of the weird and the wonderful. Tickets are free, but you may donate to support our author events or pre-order a copy of the book. Doors at at 7pm for a 7:30pm start.

About Scotland the Strange:

Something was coming down the tide. It came down as quiet as a sleeping bairn, straight for him as he sat with his horse breasting the waters, and as it came the moon crept out of a cloud and he saw a glint of yellow hair.’ From misty moors, crags and clifftops comes a hoard of eighteen strange tales gathered by Johnny Mains, award-winning anthologist and editor of the British Library anthology Celtic Weird. Sourced from Scotland’s storied literary heritage and bustling with witches, ghosts, devils and merfolk, this selection celebrates the works of treasured Scottish writers such as John Buchan, Robert Louis Stevenson, Dorothy K. Haynes and Neil M. Gunn alongside rare pieces by lesser-known authors – including two tales translated from Scots Gaelic. Brooding in the borderlands where strange folklore, bizarre mythology and twentieth-century hauntings meet, this volume promises chills and shivers as keen and fresh as the wind-whipped wilds of Scotland.

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