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A Hut of One’s Own: an evening with Emily Chappell

March 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


We are so pleased to be hosting the Edinburgh launch for a gorgeous new gift book perfect for allotment lovers! Quirky and interesting, Emily Chappell uncovers the more unusual side of allotments as social and private spaces for all kinds of people.

Allotments are places to grow food – but they are so much more than that. They are also places that encourage spontaneity, exploration, learning, sharing, restful activity and camaraderie. This book is a celebration of the allotment hut and the wonderful invention and resourcefulness that makes each one unique.

The original illustrations offer inspiration for how to create your own, very special shed. This is the ideal gift book for allotment folk, gardeners or those curious about the quirkier side of life.


On the evening, you will be welcomed with a glass of cider (alcoholic or not, your choice!) and can enjoy large-scale versions of Emily’s drawings and green touches we’ll be bringing to the bookshop! Emily will give a short introduction to the book, and there will be plenty time for questions. The book will be available for £12.00 on the evening. This event will be a standing reception although chairs are available on request.


Emily Chappell is an illustrator and graduate of the Glasgow School of Art. Her work is typically hand-drawn and includes subtle social commentary. She has been a plotholder of an allotment in Glasgow for over eight years. www.emilychappell.


March 9, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Golden Hare Books
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Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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3 replies on “A Hut of One’s Own: an evening with Emily Chappell

  • Mila Middleton

    I’d love to come but I have a meeting every Thursday night. I’d love to get a copy of the book. Where can I get it from?
    Many thanks

    Mila Middleton

    • mail@goldenharebooks.com

      Hi Mila

      You’ll be able to come and buy it from us after the launch! If you like I can put one aside for you, and have Emily sign it for you if that’s something you’d be interested in?



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