Stuart Kelly

When Walter Met George - The Encounter that Changed Scotland

McNeillie Tent
Thu 29 Sep
10:30 UK

In 1822, King George IV famously visited Edinburgh, the first visit to Scotland by a reigning monarch in nearly two centuries. The pageantry of the occasion was masterminded by the novelist Sir Walter Scott. Two hundred years on, Stuart Kelly, author of Scott-land: The Man Who Invented a Nation, discusses why the reverberations of the trip are still being felt, in Scotland, across the UK and in Europe.

About the Author

Stuart Kelly is the author of The Book of Lost Books (Penguin, 2005) which has now appeared in fifteen countries, and The Minister and the Murderer (Granta, 2018). He was literary editor of Scotland on Sunday.

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