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The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle by Kirsty Wark,


The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle by Kirsty Wark. Elizabeth Pringle has lived on the beautiful island of Arran for over 90 years; the retired teacher and spinster is a familiar and yet solitary figure tending her garden and riding her bicycle around the island. When she dies she leaves her beloved house, "Holmlea" to a woman she merely saw pushing a pram down the road over thirty years ago. That young mother, Anna, had put a letter through Elizabeth's door asking to buy the house...May 6…


In this BBC Newsnight video, author Donna Tartt discusses her ability to write anywhere, finding inspiration, and the creative processes and literary influences that shaped her acclaimed novel The Goldfinch, published this year by Little, Brown.


Kirsty Wark Meets Donna Tartt: A Review Show Special