We were delighted to welcome Kate Hunter to discuss her new novel Common Cause, a sequel to her first novel The Case Room, published by Fledgling Press. Both novels are set in Edinburgh, beginning in the 1890s, and follow the fortunes of Isa, who very unsually is working as skilled compositor in the male -dominated world of printing.
In conversation with Bernadette Hyland Kate explained that she had became interested in this topic when she learned from the 1911 census that her grand-mother had been a compositor. She had done some extensive research in Scottish archives and had also done a type-setting course. Kate had begun writing after retiring from work.
There was a good discussion with the audience and all agreed that it had been a very enjoyable event.
Both novels can be ordered from News From Nowhere bookshop,
Our thanks to Kate and Clare from Fledgling Press for journeying down with the books.