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Children’s event. Strong Brave True: Great Scots Who Changed the World in Edinburgh

Sunday 20th October 2019

  • Venue The Bookshop, 2 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5JH
  • Doors open 10.40am
  • Start time 11am
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Strong Brave True: Great Scots Who Changed the World . . . And How You Can Too by Mairi Kidd and Tom Morgan-Jones.

Incredible stories of the great Scots who changed the world we live in. Let the lives of these artists, explorers, poets, philosophers and engineers inspire your children!

Did you know that… Williamina Fleming was an astronomer who discovered hundreds of stars? Alexander Fleming won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery of penicillin? Elsie Inglis set up hospitals all across Europe to treat over 200,000 soldiers? (Have you seen her on a £50 note?) Robert Louis Stevenson’s family of engineers built more than 100 lighthouses?

Join the book’s authors, Mairi Kidd and Tom Morgan-Jones, in the bookshop as they share these amazing stories of Scottish brilliance!

“A wonderfully colourful, fun-packed, characterful introduction to the famous and not-so-famous Scots who made their mark on history… A must-have for any young historian or true Scot! Loved it!” – Philip Ardagh, Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author.

This event is suitable for 6 – 12 year olds.  To allow as many children as possible to hear the authors in the children’s fiction room, we will invite parents and carers to browse in the bookshop with a coffee during the event.