[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year, as you may have heard, is the centenary of Muriel Spark’s birth! We love her work here at the Golden Hare and our copies of Polygon’s beautiful editions have been selling like hotcakes. At the beginning of April we had a wonderful event with Alan Taylor, Candia McWilliam and Rosemary Goring to discuss Spark’s life and our window is all Sparked up this month.
While we love Muriel, we won’t pretend to be as well-versed in her life as the wonderful experts we had at our event. So, instead of trying to impress you with Spark facts from Google, we thought we would introduce you to some of the other literary anniversaries being celebrated in 2018.
Continue reading An Abundance of Anniversaries
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]And, just like that, February has passed us by. One moment it’s Burns’ Night, the next you’ve realised it’s almost Mother’s Day. That’s not to say we didn’t enjoy February while it was here – au contraire, we had a wonderful month full of fascinating events and some exciting new releases. Hopefully, too, your month included a book set in Edinburgh as per the instructions of the Reading Challenge! If not, never fear, we aren’t teachers chasing up your homework, that’s the beauty of the challenge – it can be something you keep track of throughout the year, or it can be a helpful way to pick up a book you wouldn’t have normally read.
Continue reading The Golden Hare Reading Challenge 2018 – March
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On the first Monday of every month we have our much-loved Readers’ Salon. Unlike the Book Group, there is no set book to read; instead, we have a semi-structured discussion about books we’re reading, books we want to read and everything in between! It’s always a joy and on the 5th we had our first session of 2018. Continue reading What happened at the Salon?
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We don’t like to bring it up, but it’s been a month since people were saying words like “New Year’s” and “resolutions” in the same sentence. Don’t worry, we’re not checking up on your diet. We are, instead, offering you a great way to keep up another resolution you may have made: to read more books! Continue reading The Golden Hare Reading Challenge 2018 – February