Newsnight presenter comes to Steyning

Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark is coming to Steyning
Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark is coming to Steyning

BBC Two’s Newsnight presenter, Kirsty Wark, is coming to Steyning to talk about her first novel.

A respected journalist and broadcaster, Kirsty has already received wide acclaim for her debut novel, The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle.

She will be joining Steyning Bookshop for its next author supper, at The Sussex Produce Café on Wednesday, April 9, at 7.30pm.

Bookshop owner Sara Bower said: “This is a very exciting event for us, as you can imagine.

“Kirsty’s novel has received excellent reviews and the ticket for the evening includes a copy of the book, as well as a delicious two-course meal.”

The book, published in hardback on March 13, is a multi-generational story of love and belonging, set on the Scottish Island of Arran.

Born just before the First World War, Elizabeth Pringle has been a familiar yet solitary figure on the island. She was a dutiful daughter, an inspirational teacher and 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 30 years ago.

Now it falls to Martha, the baby in that pram, to find out how her mother inherited the house in such strange circumstances, and in doing so, perhaps leave her own past behind.