Edinburgh Book Launch
Salt on Your tongue by Charlotte Runcie
a mesmerising new memoir about the sea, connections between women and folklore
by writer and former bookseller at Golden Hare!
Join us at Golden Hare Books to hear an exciting new voice in nature writing Charlotte Runcie discuss her first book Salt on your Tongue, an exploration of the writer’s pull towards the sea and its association with family, history and self.
Charlotte Runcie has always felt pulled to the sea, lured by its soothing, calming qualities but also enlivened and inspired by its salty wildness. When she loses her beloved grandmother, and becomes pregnant with her first child, she feels its pull even more intensely. In Salt On Your Tongue Charlotte explores what the sea means to us, and particularly what it has meant to women through the ages.
This book is a walk on the beach with Turner, with Shakespeare, with the Romantic Poets and shanty-singers. It’s an ode to our oceans – to the sailors who brave their treacherous waters, to the women who lost their loved ones to the waves, to the creatures that dwell in their depths, to beach combers, swimmers, seabirds and mermaids. In mesmerising prose, Charlotte Runcie shows how the sea has inspired, fascinated and terrified us, and how she herself fell in love with the deep blue.
Navigating through ancient Greek myths, poetry, shipwrecks and Scottish folktales, Salt On Your Tongue is about how the wild untameable waves can help us understand what it means to be human.
This event will be an informal in-conversation with a chair TBA in St Vincent’s Chapel, just along the road from Golden Hare. The event will last around an hour with an opportunity for signing afterwards. Wine will be served. Tickets may be available on the door but we always recommend booking in advance online, via email/phone or in store!
Tickets for this event are £5.00 which is fully redeemable against a copy of Salt on your Tongue on evening of 24th January, or £14.99 including a copy of the book in advance. Books purchased in advance can be picked up on the evening.
About the author
Charlotte Runcie is the Daily Telegraph’s radio columnist and arts writer. For several years she lived and worked in
Edinburgh, where she ran a folk music choir, and she now lives in the Scottish Borders. She has a secret past as a
poet, having been a Foyle Young Poet of the Year with a pamphlet published by tall-lighthouse. Salt On Your
Tongue is her first book.
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