Sally Magnusson at Friends of Kelso Library
Report on Sally Magnusson event
Friends of Kelso Library hosted an evening with Sally Magnusson in the Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso in early April. Over 100 people were treated to a very informative, thought provoking and sometimes humorous lecture by one of Scotland’s premier broadcasters.
And the subject of this lecture – Urine!
Sally has written a book Life of Pee, the story of how urine got everywhere. Once the most versatile industrial agent on earth, Sally explained how urine has been used to, make mud bricks, dye wool, act as a gas mask, aid infertility treatment, make bread rise and a stream of other uses. Making a passionate plea to once again give pee its place at the cutting edge of the green revolution, Sally enthralled her audience.
The evening was chaired by Alasdair Hutton, who introduced Sally with a question to the audience. “What is the connection between the new telephone directory and Sally Magnusson?” The answer being Eric Liddell, his picture is on the cover of the directory and in 1981 Sally wrote a biography entitled The Flying Scotsman; The Eric Liddell story.
Sally was delighted by the warm Border welcome and spent time chatting to people as she signed books. Some even told her about uses of urine of which she was not aware! She will be returning to the area when she hosts the Melrose Mastermind at the Melrose Book festival.