The Mysterious Case of the Stone of Destiny Event with David Maule - Thursday 1st August 2024

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About the Event

When: Thursday 1st August 2024 at 6.30pm.

Where: Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street, EH3 5AQ.

Join us in the bookshop to hear David Maule discuss his new book, The Mysterious Case of the Stone of Destiny.

Order your copy of The Mysterious Case of the Stone of Destiny and receive a free ticket to our event! Alternatively, our ticket-only option is available for £5 (which can be used towards a purchase of the book at the event).

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About The Mysterious Case of the Stone of Destiny

The fate of the legendary Stone of Destiny, aka the Stone of Scone, remains one of the most abiding mysteries in Scottish history. Intrigue and controversy have surrounded this enigmatic artefact from earliest times to the modern day when this symbol of royal power was taken from Edinburgh to Westminster Abbey for Charles III’s coronation. But was that the original stone used to enthrone Scotland’s ancient kings, or a substitute? One of the points made in the book is that the original had a different shape.

Meticulously researched, The Mysterious Case of the Stone of Destiny is a gripping historical whodunnit. David Maule leaves no stone unturned as he casts a forensic eye over the evidence. His fact- finding process – investigating its origins and background, scrutinising the witnesses and identifying possible suspects – comes to some surprising conclusions. Whether you agree with his verdict about the Stone’s final resting place, this incisive and entertaining inquiry is a must-read for those interested in Scottish history and for lovers of historical mysteries.

About David Maule

David Maule has had a career in English language teaching, working in Sierra Leone, Turkey and Bosnia then Edinburgh College. During this time he wrote coursebooks and readers for learners of English. For 12 years he edited the About Language section of Modern English Teacher magazine. While working for Edinburgh colleges, for private
language schools and the British Council, he gave talks and held classes on Scottish history and culture.