Rosemary Goring comes from Dunbar, and studied history at St Andrews University. She began her career in publishing before becoming Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday, and then moving to the Herald, the Sunday Herald and the National. Her books include Scotland: The Autobiography: 2000 Years of Scottish History by Those Who Saw it Happen, Scotland: Her Story, and the novels After Flodden and Dacre’s War. She is a columnist with the Herald and the Herald on Sunday, writes for a variety of magazines and newspapers, and is a regular abridger of books for Radio 4. She is working on a book about Mary, Queen of Scots, and lives in the Scottish Borders.
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