Night Owl Book Club - Kate Foster & Elizabeth Macneal
Night Owl Book Club - Kate Foster & Elizabeth Macneal
Night Owl Book Club - Kate Foster & Elizabeth Macneal
Night Owl Book Club - Kate Foster & Elizabeth Macneal
Night Owl Book Club - Kate Foster & Elizabeth Macneal
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Night Owl Book Club - Kate Foster & Elizabeth Macneal

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Join us for our June book club event on Monday, 17th June, at 8pm. We'll be meeting at The Crown & Kitchen in East Linton, where we'll be joined by authors Kate Foster and Elizabeth Macneal to discuss their new historical novels The King's Witches and The Burial Plot.

Tickets include admittance to the event and a glass of wine or soft drink to enjoy when you arrive, plus a copy of either The King's Witches by Kate Foster or The Burial Plot by Elizabeth Macneal.

If you would like to read both books, additional copies of The King's Witches can be ordered here, and extra copies of The Burial Plot can be ordered here.

Please note that copies of the books will be available for collection after their publication on the 6th June.

The event will include a discussion and Q&A with Kate Foster and Elizabeth Macneal, followed by a book signing. 

Please select 'local collection' at the checkout if you would like to pick up your copy from Night Owl, or at the event. Alternatively, please select a Royal Mail option and we'll post your book to you after publication on the 6th June.

This event is open to attendees aged 18+ only.

About The King's Witches:

The King's Witches by Kate Foster is a gripping and beautiful historical novel, giving an unforgettable voice to the women at the heart of the real-life witch trials in sixteenth-century Scotland.

Women whisper secrets to each other; it is how we survive.

1589. Princess Anne of Denmark is betrothed to King James VI of Scotland, a royal union designed to forever unite the two countries. But first, she must pass the trial period: one year of marriage in which she must prove herself worthy of being Scotland's new Queen. If the King and the Scottish royal court in Edinburgh find her wanting, she faces permanent exile to a convent.

Determined to fulfil her duties to King and country, Anne resolves to be the perfect royal bride. Until she meets Lord Henry. By her side is Kirsten Sorenson, her loyal and pious lady's maid.

But whilst tending to Anne's every need, she has her own secret motives for the royal marriage to be a success . . .

Meanwhile, in North Berwick, a young housemaid by the name of Jura is dreaming of a new life. She practises the healing charms taught to her by her mother, and when she realises she is no longer safe under her master's roof, she escapes to Edinburgh. But it isn't long before she finds herself caught up in the witchcraft mania that has gripped not just the capital but the new queen...

Will Anne, Kirsten and Jura be able to save each other and, in doing so, save themselves?

Hardback, 336 pages, publishing on 6th June 2024.

About The Burial Plot:

She wants him. He'll take everything.

From Elizabeth Macneal, the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Doll Factory, The Burial Plot is a spellbinding Gothic thriller about murder and manipulation.

London, 1839. With the cemeteries full and money to be made in death, tricksters Crawford and Bonnie survive on wicked schemes and ill-gotten coin.

But one blistering evening, their fortunes flip. A man lies in a pool of blood at Bonnie’s feet and now she needs to disappear. Crawford secures her a position as lady’s maid in a grand house on the Thames.

As Bonnie comes to understand the family – the eccentric Mr Moncrieff, obsessively drawing mausoleums for his dead wife, and their peculiar daughter Cissie, scribbling imaginary love letters to herself – she begins to question what secrets are lying behind the house’s paper-thin walls and whether her own presence here was planned from the beginning. Because Crawford is watching, and perhaps he is plotting his greatest trick yet...

Hardback, special independent bookshop edition, 336 pages, published 6th June 2024.

About Kate Foster:

Kate Foster has been a national newspaper journalist for over twenty years. Growing up in Edinburgh, she became fascinated by its history and often uses it as inspiration for her stories. Her first novel, The Maiden, a feminist revisionist take on the Scottish legend of The White Lady of Corstorphine, won the Bloody Scotland Pitch Perfect competition in 2020 and the Bloody Scotland Crime Debut of the Year in 2023, and has been longlisted for The Women's Prize for Fiction 2024. The King's Witches is her second novel. She lives in Edinburgh with her two children.  

About Elizabeth Macneal:

Elizabeth Macneal is the author of two previous Sunday Times bestselling novels: The Doll Factory, which won the 2018 Caledonia Novel Award and has been adapted into a major TV series on Paramount+, and Circus of Wonders. Her work has been translated into twenty-nine languages. Born in Scotland, Elizabeth is also a potter and lives in Twickenham with her family. She can be found on Instagram @elizabethmacneal.


- Where will we be meeting?

The event will be held at The Crown & Kitchen, 25-27 Bridge Street, East Linton, EH40 3AG. 

A note on Covid precautions: if you can, please take a lateral before attending, and if you feel unwell on the day, please err on the side of caution.