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LISTEN: Exploring Dornoch with Ross-shire author as launch of new book The Last Witch of Scotland approaches


By Federica Stefani

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Philip Paris, Author of The Last Witch of Scotland. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Philip Paris, Author of The Last Witch of Scotland. Pictures: Federica Stefani.

THE making of a new novel and the history behind the last woman to be executed for witchcraft in Scotland are at the core of a new podcast interview.

Ross-shire-based author Philip Paris spoke to Northern Bibliosphere podcast host Federica Stefani about his latest book The Last Witch of Scotland, which will be released on April 13.

Visiting some of the key places that inspired the book, Mr Paris talks about his research for the book, a historic novel which sees the story of Janet Horne, who was executed in Dornoch in 1727, imagined through the eyes of her daughter.

You can listen to the full interview below:

The writer will be touring around the Highlands to present his book in the coming month and he will visit Dingwall library(April 20 at 2pm), Dornoch Social Club (April 22 at 10am), the Pipers Coffee House in Tain (April 26, 10am) and the Old School in Beauly (April 28 at 11 am) among other dates.

Philip Paris, author of The Last Witch of Scotland next to the commemorative stone where Janet Horne's execution took place. Pictures: Federica Stefani.
Philip Paris, author of The Last Witch of Scotland next to the commemorative stone where Janet Horne's execution took place. Pictures: Federica Stefani.

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