With or Without Angels with Douglas Bruton - Ticket & Book Option

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Purchase your copy of With or Without Angels and receive a free ticket to our event with Douglas Bruton!

For the ticket-only option for this event, please click here.

Wednesday 22nd March at 18:30

We are delighted to announce our event with Douglas Bruton for his new novel With or Without Angels. 

We will follow up on your purchase with an email with more details on the event, which will be held at Golden Hare Books on St Stephen Street.  

About With or Without Angels

'The thought in my head does not yet have shape or form, only direction, one picture leading into another.' An ageing artist, faced with his own mortality, embarks on one final artwork. As he battles to complete the project, working with an enigmatic young photographer, he finds his past and present blurring. Through the act of creation and the memories it excavates, the artist comes to a realisation about what matters most, and what he will leave behind when he is gone.

This hybrid and innovative short novel responds through fiction to 'The New World', the final artwork by the late artist Alan Smith - which is in turn a response to an eighteenth-century fresco, Giandomenico Tiepolo's 'Il Mondo Nuovo'. With sparkling, dreamlike prose, Bruton weaves a story around these artworks, arriving at both a profound exploration of the creative process and a timeless love story told in a new way.

About Douglas Bruton

Douglas Bruton is the author of Walter Scott Prize-longlisted Blue Postcards, a Fairlight Moderns novella published on 8 July 2021, and With or Without Angels, a short novel publishing on 16 February 2023.

Born in Edinburgh, Douglas spent most of his working life as an English and guidance teacher. Now retired, Douglas continues to reside in Scotland where he writes in his spare time. His writing has been published in various publications including Northwords Now, New Writing Scotland, Aestetica and The Irish Literary Review. His short stories have won competitions including Fish and The Neil Gunn Prize and he has had two novels published, The Chess Piece Magician and Mrs Winchester’s Gun Club.