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: The Childhood Writing of Christine Orr