Sara Sheridan

Blog · Posted February 22, 2024

Sara visited us to talk about her new novel ‘The Secrets of Blythswood Square’

It was an absolute delight to host Sara Sheridan and her agent, Jenny Brown on Thursday 22nd February. The Fair Botanist, Sara’s best-selling novel is a Mainstreet favourite so to hear her discuss this and her new book The Secrets of Blythswood Square was a real treat.

Glasgow is a city on the cusp of great social change, but behind the curtains, neighbours are watching, and rumours of improper behaviour spread like wildfire on the respectable Blythswood Square. When Charlotte Nicholl discovers that the fortune she has been bequeathed by her father is tied up in a secret collection of erotic art, she is faced with a terrible dilemma: sell it and risk shaming her family’s good name or lose her home. An encounter with Ellory McHale, a talented working-class photographer newly arrived in Glasgow, leads Charlotte to hope she has found not only someone who might help her, but also a friend.

Yet Ellory is hiding secrets of her own – secrets that become harder to conceal as she finds herself drawn into Charlotte’s world …

‘Dripping with intrigue and luscious prose, this sumptuous novel shines a light on a Glasgow long past … Sherdian’s fine writing and expert characterisation just pull you in’ – Karen Campbell

Praise for The Fair Botanists:

‘Completely enchanting and fascinating… a rollicking and immensely readable tale’ – SCOTSMAN

‘A cracking good read’ –
Val McDermid

You can order a copy of Sara’s new book The Secrets of Blythswood Square HERE