News & Events

NEWS & EVENTS

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Author Event

Ron Butlin will be joining us to talk about The Sound of My Voice.

Wednesday 9th May

7pm

Linlithgow Canal Tearooms

Tickets: £5

The Sound of My Voice, first published twenty years ago, has been described as 'One of the most inventive and daring novels ever to have come out of Scotland' (Ian Rankin)

'One of the classic post-war Scottish novels. It’s simply a roaring success on all levels; it’s a genius piece of fiction’ (Irvine Welsh)

Tickets are available to buy in the shop or over the phone at 01506 845509.

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Author Event

Join us with Amy Sackville to discuss her new novel Painter to the King.

Friday 18th May

7pm

Linlithgow Canal Tea Rooms

Tickets: £5

Painter to the King is a portrait of Diego Velázquez, from his arrival at the court of King Philip IV of Spain, to his death 38 years later. It is a portrait of a relationship that is not quite a friendship, between an artist and his subject. It is a portrait of a ruler, always on duty, and increasingly burdened by a life of public expectation and repeated private grief. It is a portrait of a court collapsing under the weight of its own excess.

Amy Sackville's first novel The Still Point was longlisted for the Orange Prize and won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and her second, Orkney, won the Somerset Maugham Award.

Tickets are available to buy in the shop or over the phone at 01506 845509.

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Family Event

Pack your Pick-nic hampers and Come Tidy With Us!

We've teamed up with Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow for a family picnic with a twist - we'll start with a community litter pick, followed by a picnic inside the Town Marquee. There'll be face painting, story-telling, craft activities and a nature trail, plus much, much more!

Author Event

A.J. Pearce will be discussing her debut novel, Dear Mrs Bird.

Monday 18th June

11.30am

Linlithgow Canal Tea Rooms

Tickets: £5

Set in London 1941, Henrietta Bird is the formidable agony aunt of Women's Friend magazine. After a rather unfortunate misunderstanding with a job advertisement, Emmy Lake finds herself typing letters for Mrs Bird. This is an irresistibly funny and enormously moving story. It is a love letter to the enduring power of friendship, the kindness of strangers and the courage of ordinary people in extraordinary times.

Tickets are available to buy in the shop or over the phone at 01506 845509.

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Author Event

Former Bishop of Edinburgh, Richard Holloway will be discussing his most recent book, Waiting for the Last Bus.

Saturday 23rd June

3pm

St. Peter's Church, Linlithgow

Tickets: £5

Facing and welcoming death gives us the chance to think about not only the meaning of our own life, but of life itself; and can mean the difference between ordinary sorrow and unbearable regret at the end. Radical, joyful and moving, Waiting for the Last Bus is an invitation to reconsider life's greatest mystery.

Tickets are available to buy in the shop or over the phone at 01506 845509.

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SCOTLAND 2017

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