So on September the 12th myself and Joanne from Portobello Book Blog attended what was in my opinion the best book launch ever. It was held at The Royal Scots Club on Abercromby Place in Edinburgh. The book launching was The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing by Mary Paulson-Ellis. I am sorry for the lateness of my feature, due to ill health it was delayed and I really wanted to take my time and share with you the feelings and emotions of the evening.
On arrival at the beautiful Royal Scots Club, we were offered a beverage. I had orange with rum and spices and Joanne had lovely glass of bubbles. All the staff were dressed in old fashioned war uniforms. It was so realistic. Almost like we had been transported back in time.
We were then shown into a grand library room with games being played. Food was being passed around in little tin trays.
We were then moved to a beautiful room underneath the building. We had this wonderful group of singers creating an atmospheric journey down the stairs for the attendees.
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Mary Paulson -Ellis making her entrance. Click the square below to watch and listen.
The evening continued with emotional moments and wonderful readings from The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing. Followed by a book signing, I will treasure my copy forever.
There really was something so very special and beautiful about the evening. I haven’t been to a launch like it ever. You left the building feeling like you had been part of something significant and important.
The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing
Solomon knew that he had one advantage. A pawn ticket belonging to a dead man tucked into his top pocket – the only clue to the truth . . .
An old soldier dies alone in his Edinburgh nursing home. No known relatives, and no Will to enact. Just a pawn ticket found amongst his belongings, and fifty thousand pounds in used notes sewn into the lining of his burial suit . . .
Heir Hunter, Solomon Farthing – down on his luck, until, perhaps, now – is tipped off on this unexplained fortune. Armed with only the deceased’s name and the crumpled pawn ticket, he must find the dead man’s closest living relative if he is to get a cut of this much-needed cash.
But in trawling through the deceased’s family tree, Solomon uncovers a mystery that goes back to 1918 and a group of eleven soldiers abandoned in a farmhouse billet in France in the weeks leading up to the armistice.
Set between contemporary Edinburgh and the final brutal days of the First World War as the soldiers await their orders, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing shows us how the debts of the present can never be settled unless those of the past have been paid first . .
Available from all good bookshops including https://goldenharebooks.com
Thank you so much to Joanne for the invitation.