This Golden FleeceThis Golden Fleece (Granta, 2019)

This Golden Fleece follows Esther as she writes and knits her way round the British Isles to learn about the country’s long-held fascination with all things woolly. It was published on 5th September 2019, and you can order your copy here if you live in the UK, or here if you are in the US.

You can hear Esther talking about her work in person at one of these upcoming events, or read more about her work here.

You can also follow her adventures on Instagram @thisgoldenfleece and Twitter @thisgoldfleece. 


Reviews of This Golden Fleece
‘You don’t have to be a knitter to enjoy this wondrous book, although as one, I did smile through most of its pages’ BBC Countryfile

‘[Rutter] is a likable guide with a good eye for a story… This is antiquarianism with a modern twist’ Guardian

‘An engaging and highly informative read’ Knitting magazine

‘A beautifully illustrated book that tells the story of wool in the British Isles… A must for autumn’ Cotswold Life

‘It is the mark of a good writer that they can communicate their own fascination, and maybe even spread it, and this debut book marks her out as a non-fiction writer worth following’ —Books from Scotland

The Book That Changed My Life (Luath, 2010)

bookchangedlifeIn 2010 the Scottish Book Trust invited writers from across Scotland to contribute to an anthology of non-fiction writing about books, published by Luath. Esther’s work was chosen to be published alongside writing by Alan Bissett, Janice  Galloway, A.L. Kennedy, Alexander McCall Smith and Michael Rosen. You can order a copy from Luath (£6.99)