Author, Mhairead MacLeod

THE FALSE MEN

by Mhairead MacLeod

Set against the evocative backdrop of the Hebrides and based on a true story, The False Men is a compelling tale of compassion, friendship and love in violent times, a story that resonates today.

“Mhairead MacLeod passionately and evocatively tells a story of a community split by status, privilege and power, and the personal story of one woman’s courageous struggle to resist social pressure and choose her own path, a struggle which will resonate with readers today.”
– Stornoway Gazette
“The False Men shines a light on the personal stories of those impacted by the violence perpetrated on families by their landlords and neighbours in a period of Scottish history that devastated communities, split families and depopulated huge swathes of the country.”
– The Scotsman
Hand holding the book, The False Men
Author, Mhairead MacLeod
Hand holding the book, The False Men

About the Author

Mhairead MacLeod was born in Inverness, Scotland and now lives in Brisbane, Australia.

Before her novel, The False Men, was acquired for publication, the manuscript won the following awards:

  • 2013 QWC/Hachette Manuscript Development Award
  • 2012 Harper Collins Varuna Award for Manuscript Development (shortlisted)

She has worked as a lawyer and university lecturer and holds Masters degrees in both Law (University of Melbourne; University of Queensland) and in Arts/Creative Writing (QUT).

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2020 BOOK TOUR

Coming soon…

PAST EVENTS:


2018 BOOK BLOG TOUR for The False Men

27 August  2 September


2017 BOOK TOUR—SCOTLAND

28 September 2017, 6pm INVERNESS

WATERSTONES, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness, Scotland

5 October 2017, 7pm LOCHMADDY

TAIGH CHEARSABHAGH MUSEUM & ARTS CENTRE, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

12 October 2017, 7pm GLASGOW

WATERSTONES, 351-355 Byres Road, Glasgow, Scotland


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