ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: March 1, 2020
The Lyre Dancers
By (author) Mandy Haggith
Northern Britain, c. 300 BC. Former slave, indomitable survivor and now matriarch Rian returns with her daughters to her Celtic homeland and navigates changing fortunes from plundered riches and feuding warlords to betrayals and menacing curses. But when a disaster befalls her older daughter mirroring the cruellest events in Rian’s own past, Rian finds herself conflicted.
Mandy Haggith lives in Assynt in the northwest Highlands of Scotland, where she combines writing with sailing, environmental activism and teaching – she is a lecturer in literature and creative writing at the University of the Highlands and Islands. Her first novel, The Last Bear, won the Robin Jenkins Literary Award for environmental writing in 2009. The Lyre Dancers is her fifth novel and completes the Stone Stories trilogy, which began with The Walrus Mutterer (2018). Mandy is also the author of three poetry collections, a non-fiction book and numerous essays, and the editor of a poetry anthology.