Not a Plack the Richer launches in Lochgilphead
Author Marian Pallister is launching her new book in Lochgilphead.
A meet and greet on Saturday July 14 will feature the latest of Marian’s 10 books, Not a Plack the Richer, following from the success of The Crinan Canal and Cruachan: The Hollow Mountain.
Not a Plack the Richer focuses on the way that specific industries and the people who have shaped them have changed both lives and landscapes.
Marian tells the story of Argyll’s mining past through letters, official records, maps and other documentary material, set beside the personal experience of those involved at all levels of the industry and the communities it shaped.
Marian was raised in Glasgow but has hopped all across the globe, living in Perthshire, France, Italy and Lanarkshire, and, for the past 20 years, Argyll, contributing with tutoring in English and communications at Argyll College.
Journalism took her around the world, covering the effects of conflict and natural disasters on communities, which is evident in her book covering the effect of an often dangerous industry on a community.
Marian said: ‘The many different mining ventures throughout the West Highlands in the past were often much more about lining the pockets of speculators than enriching the lives of the local communities. Themes of social justice are most important to me, especially when I can show the parallels between past and present lives.’
Not a Plack the Richer will be launched at the Argyll Book Centre at 2pm on Saturday July 14. Join the launch to meet the author and get some refreshments.
Author Marian Pallister launches another study of Argyll’s past.