The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there, wrote LP Hartley. But is it? In her collection of novellas, The Four Marys, Jean Rafferty examines how the past is embedded in the present. Through shape-shifting, baby-snatching, infanticide and a hanging, she uses Scottish myth and history to interrogate who we are today. Are we different from our predecessors? Is there such a thing as progress? Or is history forever doomed to repeat itself? In this challenging and thoughtful session Rafferty asks her audience to consider what makes us who we are. 

Friday 21st 2.30 – 3.30 The Mill on the Fleet  £5.00

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