Big Lit 2020 : POSTPONED due to Covid-19


Yvonne Ridley: Culture Clash: From Afghanistan to the Scottish Borders

British journalist Yvonne Ridley first came to prominence in 2001 after she was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan and held for 11 days. She wrote a best seller about her terrifying experience but continued to report from some of Asia and the Middle East's conflict zones as well as covering humanitarian disasters.

Yvonne talks about the clash of cultures - including some hilarious and surprising anecdotes - her conversion to Islam, how she came to be living in the Scottish Borders and how the idea for her historical trilogy, The Caledonian’s came about. The first book was published in January by Austin Macauley.

1.30 – 2.30  Mill on the Fleet  £5