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August 2018

Resistance: Where Fiction Meets Reality, Part Two

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Book Fringe is delighted to welcome Julian Fuks with his new novel from Charco Press, Resistance. We are also joined by translator Daniel Hahn, who has over sixty books to his name! Resistance doesn't publish until October - so Golden Hare are delighted to off you this mega preview! All our Book Fringe events are free and unticketed, so just come along!       ‘My brother is adopted, but I can’t say and don’t want to say that my…

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Edward Lear: The Man Behind the Nonsense

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Book Fringe is delighted to welcome acclaimed biographer Jenny Uglow to Golden Hare Books for an evening of conversation about her career and most recent work, a biography of Edward Lear. This is bound to be a brilliant and fascinating evening - not to be missed. This event is free and unticketed - just come along!   Acclaimed biographer Jenny Uglow brings us a joyful and moving appreciation of Edward Lear’s extraordinary life and work. We know Edward Lear as…

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Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights

August 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Book Fringe hosts an evening of discussion with activist and great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, Helen Pankhurst. Join us for a dynamic and interactive history of the women's suffrage movement, and a reflection on the progress that has been made, and how far we still have to go today. Book Fringe events are free and unticketed, so please just come along.     Despite huge progress since the original suffragette campaigns and wave after wave of new feminism, women are still…

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Sunday Stories!

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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). 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 while your little ones are entertained by stories,…

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Kids’ Event: A Spoonful of Murder

August 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Children’s literature superstar Robin Stevens joins us to talk about the latest book in her best-selling Murder Most Unladylike series, in which Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong travel to Hong Kong - and Hazel is framed for murder! Join Robin as she leads a murder mystery session followed by audience Q&A and signing.   When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting…

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Lake Success: Roadtrip Through Trump’s America

August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Book Fringe is delighted to welcome Gary Shteyngart to Golden Hare Books to discuss his hilarious and satirical novel, Lake Success. Join us to hear more from one of the funniest, most acute writers you will read this year. All Book Fringe events are free and unticketed, so just come along!   “Gary Shteyngart has held up a mirror to American culture that is so accurate, and so devastating, that it makes you want to break the mirror right over…

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The Melody: Music and the Myths We Create

August 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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*Please note that this event begins at 5pm.* Book Fringe is delighted that twice Booker-shortlisted Jim Crace will join us at Golden Hare Books to discuss his latest novel The Melody, an ecological fable for our times. The book follows recently widowed musician Albert Busi, whose chance encounter with a strange creature has repercussions for his town that spiral quickly out of his, and everybody’s, control. All Book Fringe events are free and unticketed, so just come along!     “Superb…

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True Stories and Other Essays with Francis Spufford

August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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*Please note that this event begins at 8pm* Book Fringe is delighted to welcome novelist and essayist Francis Spufford for an evening of conversation at Golden Hare Books. For twenty years Francis Spufford wrote very novelistic non-fiction. In 2016 with the prize-winning Golden Hill he became a novelist very interested in fact and in his most recent book, the essay collection True Stories, he reflects on the different kinds of storytelling fiction and non-fiction make possible. Join us for an evening’s conversation about…

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September 2018

Sunday Stories!

September 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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). 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 while your little ones are entertained by stories,…

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The Readers’ Salon

September 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Want to engage more with your own reading and to share favourites with like-minded readers? Love the idea of a book group but don’t like being assigned a particular book? Or do you just want more opportunities to talk books? Whatever the reason, we have just the group for you! Join us on the first Monday of every month as we chat all things bookish. It's free to come along and no booking is required - just turn up! We'll…

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