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BOOK LAUNCH: The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing with Mary Paulson-Ellis
September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for a very special evening, celebrating the highly-anticipated second novel from one of Edinburgh’s favourite authors, Mary Paulson-Ellis. After the Times-bestselling success of her debut novel The Other Mrs Walker, Golden Hare is very proud to present the book launch for her next foray into historical fiction.
The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing
Set between present-day Edinburgh and the final, brutal weeks of the First World War, this is no ordinary novel – and fittingly, this will be no ordinary book launch!
In the unique surroundings of the Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh’s New Town, you’ll enter through beautiful art deco revolving doors into an evening of sights and sounds, becoming immersed in the world and characters of The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing. We’re planning something really special with our friends at the Royal Scots Club and Pan Macmillan, and we really hope you’ll join us to celebrate the arrival of this fantastic new novel.
ABOUT THE INHERITANCE OF SOLOMON FARTHING
Solomon knew that he had one advantage. A pawn ticket belonging to a dead man tucked into his top pocket – the only clue to the truth…
An old soldier dies alone in his Edinburgh nursing home. No known relatives, and no Will to enact. Just a pawn ticket found amongst his belongings, and fifty thousand pounds in used notes sewn into the lining of his burial suit…
Heir Hunter, Solomon Farthing – down on his luck, until, perhaps, now – is tipped off on this unexplained fortune. Armed with only the deceased’s name and the crumpled pawn ticket, he must find the dead man’s closest living relative if he is to get a cut of this much-needed cash.
But in trawling through the deceased’s family tree, Solomon uncovers a mystery that goes back to 1918 and a group of eleven soldiers abandoned in a farmhouse billet in France in the weeks leading up to the armistice.
Set between contemporary Edinburgh and the final brutal days of the First World War as the soldiers await their orders, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing shows us how the debts of the present can never be settled unless those of the past have been paid first…
ABOUT MARY PAULSON-ELLIS
Mary Paulson-Ellis lives in Edinburgh. She has an MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow and was awarded the inaugural Curtis Brown Prize for Fiction in 2009 and the Literature Works First Page Prize in 2013. Her debut novel, The Other Mrs Walker, was a Times bestseller and Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year. Mary was Highly Commended as a Rising Star in the DIVA Literary Awards and shortlisted as a Breakthrough Author in the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2017. The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing is her second novel.
EVENT INFO: This event is held at the Royal Scots Club on Abercromby Place in Edinburgh. Doors will open at 6.30pm, and there will be time before the event to collect a complimentary drink and soak up the atmosphere before the event begins at 7.15pm. Please arrive before 7.15pm to ensure prompt start time. The venue is fully wheelchair-accessible; let us know if you have any other access requirements and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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