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In conversation with Mairi Kidd, Specimens, Thursday 3rd October, 7.00pm

In conversation with Mairi Kidd, Specimens, Thursday 3rd October, 7.00pm

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IN CONVERSATION WITH MAIRI KIDD: SPECIMENS
THURSDAY 3RD OCTOBER, 7PM
ST PETER'S CHURCH, LINLITHGOW

The story of Burke and Hare is well-known: inside the grand walls of Edinburgh's nineteenth-century scientific institutions, anatomists began to map the secrets of the human body in order to discover new medical innovations. But to the horror of the local population, a shortage of bodies soon led to the gruesome act of graveyard bodysnatching, a heartless crime that would soon spread like a disease throughout the city. And when stealing cadavers turns to murder, Burke & Hare became two of the most notorious serial killers of their time.

This is the story of those grim events, told for the first time through the eyes of Susan and Helen (Nelly), two women caught up in those horrific matters.
Mairi Kidd is a hugely accomplished author, publisher, broadcaster and champion of the Gaelic language. She has written bestsellers including We Are All Witches, Warriors, Witches and Damn Rebel Bitches, and Feisty and Fiery and Fierce and we are very much looking forward to welcoming her to Linlithgow for the first time to discuss her work.

TICKETS £8, includes refreshments and a discount on book sales on the evening.