The Goldster Magazine Show Book Club with Lucinda

with Author of Croitearan Crofters by Annem
25 June 2024

We are thrilled this month to have a Book Club book written by one of our Goldster members! A huge well done to ‘Annem’ (she even has a Goldster-inspired pseudonym). We will be chatting about Croitearan Crofters from 1pm on Tuesday 25 June, as part of the Goldster Magazine show. As a bonus, the author will be there and is happy to answer questions about her writing and her self-publishing journey.

Croitearan Crofters is a novel about the impact the twentieth century has on a crofting family, the McLeans, who live on a Hebridean island. Kate is born at the beginning of the century into a family of four brothers. The Great War awaits which devastates the family. Afterwards only Kate and her father, Hugh, remain on the croft.

These stories are not sentimental nor nostalgic. They are about birth and death and love. There is hope and despair, deprivation and humour, some sex, rather a lot of religion, a little politics. There are no villains, just people trying to live in a beautiful but harsh environment who sometimes make mistakes and all the time the world is changing, a way of life is disappearing and a language, with its unique way of looking at the world and describing it, is heading for extinction. 

Our Book Club events are open to all, whether you’ve had the chance to read the book or not. These events are not recorded, everyone is unmuted and everyone gets the chance to meet other Goldster members. Come along and be a part of the Goldster community. 


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