Night Owl Book Club - The Maiden
Night Owl Book Club - The Maiden
Kate Foster

Night Owl Book Club - The Maiden

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Join us for our June book club event on Monday, 12th June, at 8pm. We'll be meeting at The Crown & Kitchen in East Linton, where author Kate Foster will be joining us to discuss her debut novel The Maiden.

Tickets include admittance to the event and a copy of the book (RRP £14.99), plus an Edinburgh Gin cocktail to enjoy on arrival (or please let us know if you would prefer a non-alcoholic mocktail).

Please note your copy of the book will be available for collection after its publication on the 27th April.

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

Please select 'local collection' at the checkout if you would like to pick up your copy from Night Owl. Alternatively, if you already have a copy of the book you can select a 'Cocktail only' ticket option. 

This event is open to attendees aged 18+ only.

About the book:

'A masterpiece. A thrilling historical murder tale but so much more. Vivid, evocative and full of humanity' - Janice Hallett, bestselling author of The Appeal and The Twyford Code.

Inspired by a real-life case and winner of the Bloody Scotland Pitch Perfect Award, Kate Foster's The Maiden is a remarkable story with a feminist revisionist twist, giving a voice to women otherwise silenced by history.

"In the end, it did not matter what I said at my trial. No one believed me."

Edinburgh, October 1679. Lady Christian is arrested and charged with the murder of her lover, James Forrester.

News of her imprisonment and subsequent trial is splashed across the broadsides, with headlines that leave little room for doubt: Adulteress. Whore. Murderess.

Only a year before, Lady Christian was newly married, leading a life of privilege and respectability. So, what led her to risk everything for an affair? And does that make her guilty of murder? She wasn't the only woman in Forrester's life, and certainly not the only one who might have had cause to wish him dead...

'Threat hangs over every page like the awaiting guillotine, but the women in this book gleam sharper. Witty, gritty and full of heart, their voices rise through the brutality and hardship of 17th century Edinburgh, battling to be heard' - Cari Thomas, bestselling author of Threadneedle.

Hardback, 384 pages, published 27th April 2023.

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. The Maiden won the Bloody Scotland Pitch Perfect 2020 prize for new writers. She lives in Edinburgh with her two children.


- I already have a copy of The Maiden- is it possible to get a ticket without the book?

No problem - please select the 'Cocktail only' ticket option at the checkout.

- 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.