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An update from Far From The Madding Crowd following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

We will be closed on Monday 19th September

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, we'll be closed on Monday 19th September as a mark of respect. No other opening hours will be affected, so we're open on Sunday 18th September from 12-4pm, and we re-open again as normal on Tuesday 20th September at 9.30am.

Upcoming events at Far From The Madding Crowd Bookshop

A quick reminder that unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, our event with Ryan O'Connor this evening has been postponed. If you had purchased a ticket, and have not yet contacted us, please get in touch so we can issue a refund, and as soon as we have a new date fixed, we'll let everyone know.


 An Afternoon with Robert Harris, 
Wednesday 28th September, 2.00pm, St Michael's Church, Kirkgate, Linlithgow

Best-selling author Robert Harris is coming to Linlithgow! To celebrate the launch of his latest novel, Act of Oblivion, Robert will be appearing on Wednesday 28th September at 2.00pm in the iconic setting of St Michael's Church.

The author of Fatherland, the Cicero trilogy, Munich, The Second Sleep and many more will be talking about his writing life, and of course his latest novel, Act of Oblivion, which has been described as the story of the greatest manhunt of the seventeenth century. The hunt for the two men wanted for the murder of Charles I takes place in an epic journey across continents and culminates in a chase like no other. It is the most ambitious novel yet from the pen of Robert Harris, the ‘master of the intelligent thriller’.

We're very pleased to announce that Mary Paulson-Ellis will be interviewing Robert, a welcome return for her here in Linlithgow!

Tickets: £10* and available in the shop or online here:

* Ticket can be redeemed as a £10 discount voucher when purchasing a copy of Act of Oblivion at the event.


 Andrew James Greig, A Song of Winter, Thursday 6th October at 7.00pm in St Peter's Church
Book Launch! We are thrilled to announce that Andrew James Greig is launching his latest novel, A Song of Winter, right here in Linlithgow. Described as a cli-fi novel, set entirely in Scotland, it follows the struggle of a family trying to survive as the climate tips into instability and another ice-age.

As this is a book launch, expect cake and a clarsach!

Tickets £3* and available in the shop or online here:
*Ticket includes discount on book at the event


 An evening with Kate Mosse, Tuesday 11th October, 7.00pm, St Peter's Church, Linlithgow
Another of our favourite authors is heading to Linlithgow! Kate Mosse OBE is the author of the fabulous Languedoc trilogy, and we are currently enjoying her latest series, The Burning Chambers and City of Tears. She is coming to Linlithgow to discuss a new non-fiction work, Warrior Queens and Quiet Revolutionaries - real life stories of the women who also helped to shape our world. Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries brings together Kate’s rich and detailed knowledge of unheard and under-heard women’s history, and of how and why women’s achievements have routinely been omitted from the history books. This beautifully illustrated book is both an alternative feminist history of the world and a personal memoir about the nature of women’s struggles to be heard, about how history is made and by whom.

This is a hybrid event, so please email if you would like to access it via zoom.

Tickets £5* and available in the shop or online here:
*Ticket includes discount on book and refreshments at the event


 An Evening With Andrew Greig and Rachel Newton, Saturday 22nd October, 7.30pm, Linlithgow Primary School
Far From the Madding Crowd have teamed up with the Linlithgow Arts Guild for this very special event and we are delighted to announce the return of Andrew Greig and Rachel Newton to Linlithgow! Join us for a very special evening combining poetry and music, with two talents at the top of their game: separately and jointly they bring delight, wit and solace to our challenging times.

Our second event in October with a clarsach (and an author named Andrew Greig!)

Tickets £7.50 and available in the shop or online here: