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Covid-19 inspired literature

EDM (Early Day Motion) 853: tabled on 07 September 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Bonnyrigg library assistant Ryan Sturrock on self-publishing his debut novel entitled Death’s Whisper; understands that Death’s Whisper features eerie similarities to the current covid-19 pandemic due to being split between 1645 Edinburgh and a present-day plague; notes that Ryan began writing the book two years ago, before the coronavirus pandemic, and that the advent of covid-19 and living through a real-life pandemic has given him both the time and inspiration he needed to finish it; and recognises the importance of literature in revitalising the cultural sector to both enrich lives and assist economic recovery.