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In Conversation with Ajay Close: What We Did in the Dark

28th October, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Ajay Close’s latest novel, What We Did in the Dark, is a compelling portrait of trail-blazing Glasgow writer Catherine Carswell, as she fights for her freedom –and her life.

In Conversation with Ajay Close: What We Did in the Dark, Thursday 28 the October, 6pm to 7.30pm, Zoom, Free, 16+, Women* Only


Ajay Close book cover Credit: Ajay Close/What we did in the dark

In 1904 Cathie Macfarlane married Herbert Jackson, a soldier and artist she had only just met. Three months later, on honeymoon in Italy, he accused her of adultery with the Prince of Wales and tried to kill her. Within a year, their relationship was over: he was committed to an
asylum and she pursued a four-year battle to legally divorce him.

Join Ajay in conversation to hear the-story-behind-the- story.

Event Outline

6pm-6.10pm Welcome and introductions

6.10pm-6.50pm – Ajay in conversation about her book, with some readings from the book

6.50pm-7pm – comfort break

7pm – Questions and Discussion


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This event is for Women* only. To attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation with you.  If you would like to make a donation to Glasgow Women’s Library, you can do so herePlease note that booking will close on Wednesday 27th of October and you will receive your email invitation before the event takes place.

*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people who are comfortable in a space that centres the experience of women.


This session takes place via an online video call link. If you would like to attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation along with simple and straight forward instructions on how this will work. If you have any concerns about how this will work for you, please do get in touch and we’ll do all we can to support you in joining the session.

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28th October, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267
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