The ridiculously talented Kirsty Wark has published her first novel. Having just heaved a sigh of satisfaction as I turned the last page, I can highly recommend The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle (esp. to fans of Maggie O’Farrell). Do join us on the 20th March to hear more when Kirsty will be visiting Mainstreet.
Dear Mrs Morrison,
A long time ago, almost thirty-four years past, you wrote to me requesting that I contact you should I ever wish to leave my home…I am instructing my solicitor to write to
you at the address on your letter. Holmlea is yours if you still wish it.
Born just before the First World War, Elizabeth Pringle has been a familiar yet solitary figure on the isle of Arran. A dutiful daughter, an inspirational teacher, a gardener. But did anyone really know her? When Elizabeth dies, her will contains a surprise. She has left her home and her belongings to someone who is all but a stranger, a young mother she watched pushing a pram down the road more than thirty years ago.
Now it falls to Martha, the baby in that pram to find the answer to the question: who was Elizabeth Pringle, really?