This 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. You can order your copy here if you live in the UK, or here if you are in the US.
Praise for Esther Rutter and This Golden Fleece:
‘A likable guide with a good eye for a story’ (Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian)
‘Full of fascinating facts [and] captivating stories’ (Susan Flockhart, The Herald)
‘A delightful, informative account of a year of discovery [by] an engaging guide who writes beautifully and expressively.’ (Cornflower Books)
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
‘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
404 Ink – Issue 4: INK! (404 Ink, 2018)
In 2018 Esther’s poetry was published in the fourth issue of 404 INK’s literary magazine, alongside work by Michael Pederson, Gavin Inglis and Kevin Williamson. Independent Edinburgh-based publishers 404 Ink shot to world-wide renown with the launch of their Nasty Women anthology in 2017, and have continued to blaze a glittering trail through Scotland’s publishing landscape, publishing work by writers including Helen McClory, Chris McQueer, Jason Reynolds and Jemma Reynolds.
The Book That Changed My Life (Luath, 2010)
In 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)