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Small Press Book Group: Bottled Goods by Sophie van Llewyn

June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Discover new voices from all over the world, published by small, independent and innovative presses.

If you’re interested in broadening your reading horizons and picking up books that are published by the growing number of innovative, creative small presses, this group is for you! From fiction in translation to local micro presses, the Small Press Book Group celebrates and explores all that the publishing world has to offer! How it works Reserve a space on the website for the next book group, or call/email/pop in to the shop to reserve a place. Please let us know in plenty time if you can no longer attend so we can offer your place to someone else. Please turn up on time so we can begin the discussion promptly. Please read the book before coming!

In the next Small Press Book Group we’re reading Bottled Goods by Sophie van Llewyn, a collection of short stories longlisted for the Women’s Fiction Prize 2019 and published by Fairlight Books.

When Alina’s brother-in-law defects to the West, she and her husband become persons of interest to the secret services, causing both of their careers to come grinding to a halt.

As the strain takes its toll on their marriage, Alina turns to her aunt for help – the wife of a communist leader and a secret practitioner of the old folk ways. Set in 1970s communist Romania, this novella-in-flash draws upon magic realism to weave a tale of everyday troubles that can’t be put down.

‘A story to savour, to smile at, to rage against and to weep over.’ – Zoe Gilbert, author of Folk


TICKET BOOKING INFO: Online ticket bookings for Golden Hare events are via Eventbrite, where you can see other events you may like. If there is a charge for the event (redeemable against book) Eventbrite will charge you a small booking fee on top of this. Please note that this fee is not redeemable; if you would like to avoid this charge, please book directly in the bookshop or via phone/email! Tickets may also be available on the door but we advise booking to avoid disappointment. Event tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. If you are booking a Book + Ticket combination, the book will be available to collect on the evening of the event as you arrive.


Golden Hare Books
68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh City EH3 5AQ United Kingdom


Golden Hare Books

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