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Rosemary Goring

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Contact: ragoring@aol.com
Local authority: Scottish Borders
Languages: English
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I am a journalist, editor and writer, and currently a columnist with The Herald. Previously, I have worked as a reference editor for W& R Chambers and Larousse, and was for many years literary editor of Scotland on Sunday and the Herald and Sunday Herald.

I have written two historical novels, After Flodden and Dacre's War, set in the turbulent 16th century in the Scottish Borders, where I live. Other books include Scotland: The Autobiography: 2000 years of Scottish History By Those Who Saw It Happen and, most recently, Scotland: Her Story: The Story of the Nation by the Women Who Were There. Both of these are eye-witness accounts of history, which are a way of getting behind conventional views of the past, and coming closer to understanding the reality of life in previous centuries, as many people experienced it. (Photo credit: Chris Scott)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Topics of work

Class & society; Historical fiction; History

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0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+