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August 2017

Mariner: an evening of Coleridge with Malcolm Guite

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Mariner

We’re really excited about Malcolm Guite’s fascinating new biography of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, which is shaped and structured around the story he himself tells in his most famous poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. This is an overdue re-evaluation of Coleridge which goes far beyond mere biography. Malcolm will be reading from his book, and discussing his perspective on Coleridge. About the book Though the Mariner was written in 1797 when Coleridge was only twenty-five, it was an astonishingly…

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Unquiet Spirits: a Holmesian evening with Bonnie McBird

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

Whether the BBC's Sherlock has got you hooked or you've always known that it's elementary, dear Watson, we can promise you a treat this evening. Unquiet Spirits is Bonnie MacBird's second original Sherlock story (her first, Art in the Blood, was deemed "worthy of Doyle himself" by Bryan Cogman) and sees the detecting duo making their way to our very own Auld Reekie and onto the Highlands. Join us for the Scottish launch of Unquiet Spirits at which we'll be enjoying some readings from…

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These Dividing Walls

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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These Dividing Walls

We're looking forward to sharing this fantastic debut novel with you! Paris is a favourite haunt of both tourists and novels, and it's refreshing to come across a book which casts a new perspective on the city we think we know. Setting These Dividing Walls in a sweltering summer with tensions rising, Frances Cooper eschews the sentimentalisation of the French capital, creating a strikingly contemperaneous tale about grief, prejudice and nationality. Join us for a reading from the book and…

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Meet Me In The In-Between: Book Launch

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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In-Between

We're thrilled to be hosting the Scottish launch of this fantastic cross-genre memoir. Interwoven with exquisite passages of graphic memoir, Meet Me in the In-Between is bestselling author Bella Pollen's surprisingly tender, frequently funny and achingly poignant quest to keep on looking for the extraordinary in an ordinary life. Bella will be joining us to read from and discuss her memoir - over some Golden Hare hospitality and a glass of wine, of course! About the Book Growing up the…

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The best of Latin American fiction

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Translated fiction makes up less than two percent of fiction titles in the UK, yet recently fiction in translation has been punching above its weight. Heavyweights such as Elena Ferrante and Han Kang have been flying off the shelves and exciting new publishers are bringing original and distinctive writing to an English-language market. A new voice has been added to these champions of translations: that of brand new Edinburgh-based publisher Charco Press, who aim to showcase the best of modern…

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Journeying across the Arab Spring with Ece Temelkuran

August 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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The literary road trip is often an all-male domain, offering self-exploration in a landscape which reflects only the desires and identities of its masculine protagonists. In Women who Blow on Knots, Ece Temelkuran turns the genre on its head, mixing fairy tale and geopolitics in a heady tale of four women travelling across and between the hotspots of the Arab Spring. We're delighted to welcome Ece to the Golden Hare to talk about and read from the novel which was…

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Green Lion

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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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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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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