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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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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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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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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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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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September 2017

The Growing Season: a book launch with Helen Sedgwick

September 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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The Growing Season

Following hot on the heels of Helen Sedgwick's acclaimed debut The Comet Seekers, her second novel The Growing Season is a beautiful story about family, loss and what our future might hold. We're thrilled to host the launch of this powerful novel which isn't afraid to ask probing questions. Helen will be reading from The Growing Season as well as talking to Golden Hare writer in residence about the issues the book raises - from technology and medicine to question of what it…

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A night in the news room: Alexander Starritt’s The Beast

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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Any new title compared to the work of comic genius Evelyn Waugh is one to look out for, so we're quite excited about this one: Alexander Starrit's Beast is a dark satire of British news rooms and has been compared by the Guardian to Evelyn Waugh's comic gem Scoop. Alexander will be joining us for an evening to read from his new novel and will be in discussion with the journalist Alex Renton. Don't miss this evening of sharp comedy, contemporary affairs -…

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