Mary Wortley Montagu at Mount Stuart: Talk, Book Signing & July Supper Club

26th July 2024

Location: Mount Stuart

Mary Wortley Montagu at Mount Stuart: Talk, Book Signing & July Supper Club

Join us on Friday 26th July for a riveting evening with award winning author, Sean Lusk, who will be delving into his new novel about the trailblazing Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was an 18th century superstar: poet, playwright, medical reformer, and campaigner for women’s equality. Never far from debate or dispute, her relationship with her daughter, Mary, 3rd Countess of Bute was often fraught, culminating in the Countess of Bute’s destruction of her mother’s diaries. 

In this illuminating and entertaining talk, author Sean Lusk will talk about his new novel, A Woman of Opinion, highlighting Mary’s connection to Mount Stuart, to Scotland and the Jacobites, and to the Bute family. 

The talk will be followed by the opportunity for you to get your very own copy of A Woman of Opinion signed by Sean himself. We are delighted to be partnering with the wonderful Print Point for the event, and Print Point will have copies of Sean's new book available for purchase on the night. 


Sean Lusk is an award-winning writer, winner of the Manchester Fiction Prize, and the Bridport and Fish Short Story Prizes. He has lived in Greece, Pakistan and Egypt, working variously as a gardener, speechwriter and diplomatic official. He now lives near Forres in Moray. The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley, his debut novel (Doubleday, 2022), was shortlisted for the Scottish National Book awards debut of the year and longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction. 

His new novel, A Woman of Opinion, about the dazzling Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, is published by Doubleday in July 2024. 

You can find him at or on X (Twitter) @seanlusk1 and Instagram @seanluskauthor  


Tickets for the Talk (7:15pm) are available to book via Eventbrite now.

Tickets for the Supper Club (5:30pm) will be available to purchase through Eventbrite soon - stay tuned!

Please note that copies of A Woman of Opinion will be available to purchase at the event.