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Mark Douglas-Home

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Midlothian
Languages: English
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I had a long career in journalism, finally as editor of The Herald, before becoming an author. I have extensive experience of journalistic commissioning and editing as well, now, of writing books (a ghosted autobiography of a leading politician and four crime mysteries).

I have performed at numerous book events around Scotland, including festivals as well as library events.

Local authorities will visit

East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Fife; Midlothian; Perth and Kinross; Scottish Borders; Stirling; West Lothian

Events will deliver

Reading; Talk

Topics of work

Coasts, seas & oceans; Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Mystery & thriller

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Age groups will work with


Audience size

11-30; 31-100