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Edinburgh author, Christine Orr (1899-1963), published her first novel, 'The Glorious Thing', at the age of just 19 and 2019 marks the centenary of the publication. She went on to write poems, plays and a further 17 novels, as well as working for BBC Radio.  Orr also founded three theatre groups in Edinburgh and her company, The Christine Orr Players, became known as one of the ‘uninvited eight’ who performed ‘on the fringes’ of the first International Festival and initiated the Festival Fringe.

For the first time, some of Christine Orr’s childhood writing and personal possessions from the Museum of Childhood’s collection will be on display, highlighting the precocious talent of this once well-known writer.

Talks and Tales Double Page Spread

Talks and Tales: The Childhood Writing of Christine Orr

Outside the Writers' Museum Edinburgh

The Writers' Museum

Free entry | Recommended donation £3 | Last entry 4.30pm

The Writers’ Museum celebrates the lives of three giants of Scottish Literature – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. More info
Museum of Childhood interior from the ground floor

Museum of Childhood

Free entry | Recommended donation £3 | Last entry 4.30pm

The Museum of Childhood has a place in the hearts of millions. The first museum in the world dedicated to the history of childhood, it displays toys... More info