Glasgow to Shanghai: the world of two Glasgow girls

Thursday 18 November | 18-19:15

Glasgow Panel Event / Author Reading Adults

Free (ticketed)

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Join author Maggie Ritchie in conversation about her latest novel, Daisy Chain: a story of independence, women's art and female friendship in the early 20th century, from Kirkcudbright to Shanghai via Glasgow and back again.

Inspired by the eventful and colourful lives of pioneering women artists the 'Glasgow Girls', Maggie Ritchie has crafted a fascinating novel about two young girls who set off on different paths. Lily Crawford and Jeanie Taylor are from very different backgrounds in Kirkcudbright. They both share ambitions for their futures but lose touch when Jeanie flees domestic abuse and joins a dance company, while Lily attends The Mack, Glasgow's School of Art designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. A chance meeting brings them back together and to the glamour of 1920s Shanghai, where they must resort to desperate measures to ensure their safety.

Venue information

Arlington Baths Club

61 Arlington Street

G3 6DT

There are a few steps to the front door of the building. It is intended to hold the event in a room on the ground floor, but depending on the physical distancing restrictions at the time it may be moved to a larger room on the first floor. Attendees will be advised beforehand if this is the case.

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