Judy Steel on life as a politician’s wife

GALASHIELS,  UNITED KINGDOM:   20 Oct  2010'Judy Steel pictured with her New Book'Tales from the Tap End, and images at Boleside, a place with fond memories, mentioned in the book'''(photo: Rob Gray)
GALASHIELS, UNITED KINGDOM: 20 Oct 2010'Judy Steel pictured with her New Book'Tales from the Tap End, and images at Boleside, a place with fond memories, mentioned in the book'''(photo: Rob Gray)
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JUDY Steel, pictured, will be in conversation at Eastgate Theatre in Peebles next Friday.

She will also be reading from her memoirs, Tales from the Tap End. The book includes stories from inside and outside of politics, where husband David spent much of his life. The Abortion Act, debate on Europe and the establishment of the Scottish Parliament are discussed, while experiences within Selkirk and the Borders are also detailed.

One reviewer of her memoirs said: “Steel writes with a light touch, as a storyteller rather than a historian or an analyst. The world of politics that she knew has disappeared, as has much else that she has lived through, but this memoir allows them to live on.”

Judy told our sister paper, The Southern Reporter, last year: “I look back to a time, particularly in the 60s and the 70s, when politics was so exciting and there were issues that we were very passionate about.”

Tickets for next week’s event are priced at £10, which includes a glass of wine. It starts at 7.30pm. Telephone 01721 725777 for further details.