Promoting first fiction foray in Lochgilphead
JOURNALIST and writer Neal Ascherson visited Lochgilphead last weekend to promote his latest book.
Published last month, The Death of the Fronsac is a story of divided loyalties, treachery and exile amid the tragic fate of Poland in the 20th century.
Manager at the Argyll Book Centre Eli Pickering made customers feel at home on Saturday August 26, with coffee and cake available as the author signed copies of his work. Edinburgh-born Ascherson has lectured and written extensively over many years about Polish and Eastern European affairs, but The Death of the Fronsac is the 84-year-old’s first work of fiction.
In the 1999 election for the Scottish Parliament the old Etonian stood, unsuccessfully, as a LibDem candidate in the West Renfrewshire constituency.
The author meets 14-year-old fan Ellie Hilton at the Argyll Book Centre.