'Murray is an evocative painter of landscapes and a deeply sympathetic writer.'
Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail

'He writes with an inherent understanding of Highland culture, language, and way of life.'
The Herald

'...one of the great lyrical writers of our time.'
Cathy Macdonald

'The kind of novel which can enrich your life' says The Scotsman's Alan Massie, so surely you will want to meet the author?

Donald S Murray comes to Ayrshire with As The Women Lay Dreaming, fresh from his appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

His book mixes fact and fiction as he explores the effect of the tragic sinking of the Iolaire on New Year's Day 1919 in Stornoway Harbour (with the killing of 201 service personnel on their way home from WWI) on survivor Tormod Morrison and his family.

Donald joins Tidelines Book Festival - based at Harbour Arts Centre, 114-116 Harbour Street, Irvine, KA12 8PZ, on Saturday Sep 28th 5pm to 6pm.

Book your tickets now. http://www.tidelinesbookfest.com/index.php/festival-2019/

Tidelines is North Ayrshire’s only independent book festival and held their first events in 2013.

In 2014 Tidelines became a registered charity SC045075. We aim to cater for all age groups and many different interests, including fiction and non-fiction.

Each festival is planned and organised by a team of enthusiastic volunteers.

We aim to grow the festival through appealing to a wide range of reading tastes, and to attract visitors to the splendid Firth of Clyde.

The Tidelines Board are all volunteers. It includes a BBC broadcaster, authors, members of readers’ groups, the community council and the Museums Forum, a trustee of Publishing Scotland, a trustee of the Scottish Association of Writers, Strident Publishing and volunteer officers from North Ayrshire Council’s Information and Culture Department and East Renfrewshire Libraries.

Team members have a wealth of experience in running a wide range of literature and arts events, including North Ayrshire’s annual Readers’ Day, numerous school activities, the Weekend of Words writing festival, storytelling festivals, and arts festivals and events.

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