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An Evening with Fiona Cummins (Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30pm)
Join us for the launch of The Collector - the latest thriller from Fiona Cummins
. Following the huge success of her debut Rattle, Fiona will discuss the follow-up with journalist Lee Randall at this event.
If you like Mo Hayder
and Thomas Harris
, you'll love The Collector...
Jakey escaped with his life and moved to a new town.
His rescue was a miracle but his parents know that the Collector is still out there, watching, waiting . . .
Clara, the girl he left behind, dreams of being found.
Her mother is falling apart but she will not give up hope.
The Collector has found an apprentice to take over his family's legacy.
But he can't forget the one who got away and the detective who destroyed his dreams.
DS Etta Fitzroy must hunt him down before his obsession destroys them all. (OwenRochester)… (more)
An Evening with Polly Clark - Larchfield - Scottish Book of the Month (Thursday, March 22 at 6:30pm)
We're delighted to welcome Polly Clark
back to the store for an evening to celebrate our Scottish Book of the Month - Larchfield
Polly will discuss Larchfield and the inspiration of W. H. Auden
's time in Helensburgh on her wondrous work of fiction.
'We need the courage to choose ourselves' - W. H. Auden
It's early summer when a young poet, Dora Fielding, moves to Helensburgh on the west coast of Scotland and her hopes are first challenged. Newly married, pregnant, she's excited by the prospect of a life that combines family and creativity. She thinks she knows what being a person, a wife, a mother, means.
She is soon shown that she is wrong.
As the battle begins for her very sense of self, Dora comes to find the realities of small town life suffocating, and, eventually, terrifying; until she finds a way to escape reality altogether.
She finds herself drawn into the life of another poet, Wystan H. Auden. Brilliant and awkward at 24, with his first book of poetry published, Auden should be embarking on success and society in London. Instead, in 1930, fleeing a broken engagement, he takes a teaching post at Larchfield School for boys where he is mocked for his Englishness and suspected - rightly - of homosexuality. Yet in this repressed limbo Wystan finds love for the first time, even as he fights his deepest fears.
The need for human connection compels these two vulnerable outsiders to find each other and make a reality of their own that will save them both.
Echoing the fluency and authenticity of Possession, the elegance of The Stranger's Child and the ingenuity of Longbourn, Larchfield is a beautiful and haunting novel about loneliness, endurance and the unusual bravery that allows unusual people to go on living, to transcend banality and suffering with the power of imagination. (OwenRochester)… (more)
An Evening with Best-selling Fantasy Author, Holly Black (Friday, March 23 at 7pm)
Join author Holly Black
as we welcome her to Edinburgh to celebrate publication of her thrilling new fantasy, The Cruel Prince
. At this exclusive fan event, Holly will read from & discuss her new novel with author Alwyn Hamilton
, followed by an audience Q&A when you can ask Holly all your burning questions about her new book.
Tickets are £12.99, which includes entry, a copy of The Cruel Prince, and exclusive merchandise or £5 for a general admission ticket.
Fans are more than welcome to stay and chat to Holly after the event, and have books signed.
Alwyn Hamilton is the author of the Rebel of Sands Trilogy. (OwenRochester)… (more)
An Evening with E. S. Thomson (Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30pm)
Raymond E. Feist - Lunchtime Signing (Monday, April 23 at 12:30pm)
Raymond E. Feist - Lunchtime Signing
He'll be signing copies of King of Ashes. (OwenRochester)