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The Edinburgh Skating Club

The Edinburgh Skating Club

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Author: Sloan, Michelle

Scotland

Published on 4 August 2022 by Birlinn General (Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited) in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 320 pages
129 x 198 x 25 | 232g

When you look at a painting, what do you really see?When eighteenth-century poet Alison Cockburn accepts a light-hearted challenge from her friend Katherine Hume to live as a man, in order to infiltrate Edinburgh's all-male skating club, little do they both realise how her new identity will shape their future.

And in the present, art historian Claire Sharp receives a mysterious request: to settle once and for all the true provenance of the iconic painting The Skating Minister.

The Edinburgh Skating Club is the tale of one woman's mission to infiltrate a male-dominated society. Imaginative, romantic and ultimately moving, this time-shift adventure celebrates the women overlooked by history - and, above all, love, in all its unexpected forms.

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