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August 2017

Green Lion: an evening of eco-lit with Henrietta Rose-Innes

August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Free 33 tickets left
Green Lion

We absolutely loved Henrietta Rose-Innes' haunting novel Nineveh, so we're thrilled that her next novel, Green Lion, is appearing in August - all the more so because she'll be coming to Golden Hare Books to share it with us when the book's still hot off the press. Developing on the themes of Nineveh, which considered the fragile relations between the natural world and the urban environment, Green Lion is a foray into eco-fiction, exploring questions of conservation and extinction. As…

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First Love, with Gwendoline Riley

August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Free 31 tickets left
First Love

Gwendoline Riley's novel First Love blew us away with its combination of tenderness and cruelty, detachment and love, and of course with its exquisitely crafted prose - which is why we're overjoyed to be able to welcome Gwendoline to the bookshop to read from and discuss what we're sure you'll agree is one of the standout novels of 2017. About the book Neve is a writer in her mid-30s married to an older man, Edwyn. For now they are in…

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Tea and Empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Tea and Empire

Join us for a cuppa as leading Scottish historian Tom Devine and emigration scholar Professor Angela McCarthy brew up the often forgotten history of Ceylon tea and of the Scotsman who shaped our drinking habits. Between tales of tea and opium, we’ll be discussing the remarkable story of James Taylor, the ‘father of the Ceylon tea enterprise’, as well as questions of empire, ethnicity and environment. About the book Tea and Empire brings to life for the first time the…

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Coffee and a poem with Paul Muldoon

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Coffee and a poem

What better way to start the day than with a cuppa and a poem? Treat your senses to a short reading by the Pulitzer prize-winning Paul Muldoon, along with a cup of our freshly ground and brewed coffee! After reading a couple of choice poems from his newly published Selected Poems, Paul will be signing copies of his books. About the book Selected Poems 1968-2014 offers forty-five years of work drawn from twelve individual collections by a poet who 'began as…

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An Evening with Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Free Sold out
Art of Comics

The name Frank Quitely has become synonymous with such iconic characters as Batman, Superman and the X-Men, and Scottish comics book artist Vincent Deighan – the man behind the pen name – has become an artist of similarly titanic proportions. Collaborations with such greats as Grant Morrison and Neil Gaiman, along with contracts with the two giants of comics publishing, DC and Marvel, have marked Quitely’s path to the top of his game. An exhibition at Kelvingrove Museum and Gallery…

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A public signing with the iconic Frank Quitely

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Art of Comics

Due to the popularity of our (sold-out) event with comics legend Frank Quitely, we're delighted to be opening the bookshop for a public signing with Frank, so that no one need lose out on the chance to meet their comics book hero. Bring along a beloved Quitely comic or pick up a new favourite in the shop, and you'll have the chance to get it signed by the man himself. The name Frank Quitely has become synonymous with such iconic…

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A Separation with Katie Kitamura

August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free 30 tickets left
A Separation

A searing, suspenseful story of intimacy and infidelity, A Separation lays bare what divides us from the inner lives of others. With exquisitely cool precision, novelist Katie Kitamura propels us into the experience of a woman on edge, with a fiercely mesmerising story to tell. Join us for what promises to be an equally mesmerising evening, where Katie will read from her latest novel and be in conversation with the fabulous Peggy Hughes. About the book A young woman has…

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Sunday Stories – book and a story with Elspeth!

August 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Sunday Stories is aimed at children between 3-7 years old (but all welcome) and is run by our Storyteller, Elspeth Chapman. Each session will last about 45 minutes and prominently features a hand-picked book from our much-loved Children’s Room, followed by some crafts or games based on the book we’ve just read. Sunday Stories is completely FREE and no booking is required, though we advise turning up a bit early in case it’s busy! We’ll start sharp at 11am, and…

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The Golden Hare Book Group

August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 27, 2018

Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Looking to join a new book group, or always wondered about taking part in one? Book groups are great fun, but often when done in sitting rooms with friends they can famously turn into wine groups. Nothing wrong with that, but the Golden Hare Book Group is very focused on talking about lots of different aspects of lots of different books (but don't worry, we still have wine). You also don't need to worry about joining a group where everyone knows each…

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Rachel McCrum on poetry and place

August 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Poetry and Place

Untether your compass. Entertain Portuguese notions. Wander far. Rachel McCrum's first full collection, The First Blast to Awaken Women Degenerate, offers poems which are rooted in place and landscape, yet the collection as a whole is an untethered compass, wandering between the topi and the poetic traditions of Ireland, Scotland and Canada. Join us for a reading by this most riveting of performers as she returns to Scotland for the collections launch. We'll be chatting to Rachel about how place,…

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