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Matty Matheson Signing Cancelled

Golden Hare is sad to announce that, due to an unforeseen family emergency, our upcoming signing event with Matty Matheson at 5pm on Monday 21st January has been cancelled. 

As we’ve heard from Matty on Instagram, this is something that he deeply regrets but is unfortunately unavoidable. He has publicly stated that he may be able to return and fulfil his events schedule in March but also that he can’t yet guarantee his availability.

For those of you who have pre-ordered and paid for a copy of the book, we will be in touch to ask whether you would like to pick up your copy, or alternatively a full refund will be issued. This was an unticketed, free event so hopefully this won’t cause too much inconvenience.

Obviously, we’re disappointed that we won’t be able to put on a fabulous event with Matty quite yet but we hope that in the near future another opportunity will present itself. We wish Matty and his family our very best wishes and hope that all is well back in Ontario. 

Thank you for your understanding,

The Golden Hare Team
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Readers’ Salon Recommendations (January 2019)

On a dark and blustery night, with nary a Christmas twinkle to be seen, our readers came out in force for an superbly rejuvenating Readers’ Salon (the first of the year).

There were some tremendous recommendations from some new faces and regulars, plus a spirited discussion on various topics, including (but not limited to) the size of Africa, the dispiriting effect of small town support for their local sports teams, Irish historical accuracy from British correspondents and the annoyance of writing supplementary novels in the footnotes.

Enjoy our readers’ excellent selections below, all available either within Golden Hare or upon order!
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The Reading Habit: Reading Makes You A Better Chef

I’m obsessed with selecting the right book for the right moment.

I let go of switching between fiction and non-fiction.

I let go of limiting my rereads.

I let go of annual reading goals.

(Decembers in particular held no reading joy as I scrambled for the quickest reads).

There was a time when I believed I needed to get through my TBR pile before letting myself add new books. Why buy more when there are already so many on standby? Continue reading The Reading Habit: Reading Makes You A Better Chef

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Bibliophile Episode 9: Recent Reads | The People in the Trees | Favourite Books of 2018

In this episode of Bibliophile, Julie Danskin, David Bloomfield and Jonathan Taylor reveal their most recent reads, then discuss the first novel by Hanya Yanigahara, The People in the Trees, then share their best books of 2018.

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Bibliophile Episode 8: in which we learn that Julie definitely likes sci-fi

Welcome to episode 8 of Bibliophile, in which we discuss our current reads, We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson and the Man Booker winner for 2018, Milkman by Anna Burns. David gives us more miserable nonfiction to read, Jonathan hands out interesting facts, and Julie definitely, definitely likes sci-fi. Continue reading Bibliophile Episode 8: in which we learn that Julie definitely likes sci-fi

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Readers’ Salon Recommendations (November 2018)

Braving the suddenly biting cold of a November night in Edinburgh, our readers came out in force to let us know what they were reading as the days turn short and dark.

From excellent non-fiction recommendations to metamorphic classics to bizarre and hilarious fiction via an exploration of psychopaths in literature, we had a really wonderful time. We hope that the books listed below give you a flavour of the vibe from Readers’ Salon, as well as prompting more inspiration for your own winter reading! Continue reading Readers’ Salon Recommendations (November 2018)

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Why Anna Burns’ Milkman was a worthy 2018 Booker Prize Winner

Well, who saw that coming? Anna Burn’s Milkman came through an incredibly strong field and was the judges’ unanimous pick for the Man Booker Prize 2018. Becoming the first ever Northern Irish winner, Burns picked up the £50,000 prize for her confrontational and experimental novel, described by judge Kwame Anthony Appiah as “challenging, but in the way a walk up Snowdon is challenging. It is definitely worth it because the view is terrific when you get to the top”.

So what was all the fuss about and why was this left field pick chosen ahead of other strong entries, such as youngest ever shortlist nominee Daisy Johnson’s Everything Under or Rachel Kushner’s The Mars Room? Continue reading Why Anna Burns’ Milkman was a worthy 2018 Booker Prize Winner

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Readers’ Salon Recommendations from October

Exposing our minds to new high quality literature is one of our favourite things at Golden Hare, and nothing does that in a more compelling way than our Readers’ Salon. This is an open evening where we encourage people to come along and share what is moving their souls, stimulating their brains or stirring their passions (in a literary sense, naturally!). All the choices on this list were contributed by our fantastic and supportive Readers’ Salon attendees.

The large number of excellent recommendations from those who attended the salon really impressed us this week, so we’ve compiled a list from what was an absolutely heaving and fun-filled Readers’ Salon! We’d heartily recommend diving into any of our readers’ recommendations below.

Make sure that you come along to next month’s Readers Salon on Monday 5th November for more friendly book talk and excellent recommendations!

 

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Bibliophile Episode 7: in which David ruins children’s books

In this episode of the podcast, we bid a fond farewell to Alice Tarbuck and introduce the dulcet tones of David Bloomfield and Jonathan Taylor. As usual we dicuss what we’re reading and discuss the book group book which was My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh. Continue reading Bibliophile Episode 7: in which David ruins children’s books

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Bibliophile Episode 6 | Behind the Scenes at the Bookshop Edition

It’s episode six! This episode, co-hosts and co-booksellers Julie Danskin and Alice Tarbuck delve into the world of running bookshop events, as well as the ups and downs of creative nonfiction, current reads and plenty chuckling.

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