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Katharine Tiernan is a writer, teacher and passionate nature-lover. She grew up close to the dramatic coastline of North Northumberland and continues to draw inspiration from its history and landscape. Her first novel Place of Repose was published by Ningaui Press in 2013. Following its publication Katharine went on to complete a Creative Writing MA with Distinction at Newcastle University. Her latest novel, Cuthbert of Farne, was published by Sacristy Press in March 2019, and traces Cuthbert’s life and spiritual journey against the background of his turbulent times.
Katharine lives in Berwick-upon-Tweed, with a view from her writing desk across the Tweed estuary to Lindisfarne.
Cuthbert of Farne: ‘a highly pleasurable and intelligent piece of historical fiction’ Church Times
This event was part of my Reading St Cuthbert's Way tour and definitely a highlight! Old Melrose is the site of the Anglo-Saxon monastery where St Cuthbert started his vocation and went on to become prior. The site is a promontory surrounded on three sides by the...read more