June update: offers and events at far From The Madding Crowd!

A dragon, some chameleons and a journey to a Greek island...


Abi Elphinstone, The Crackledawn Dragon
Tuesday 8th June, 4.30pm

Join the incredible and inspiring Abi Elphinstone to celebrate publication of her latest adventure, The Crackledawn Dragon. Abi will talk about her amazing tropical travels, her dyslexia, and encouraging kids to look up at the natural world for inspiration. She often says: ‘I am a writer because the wilds of Scotland made me one’.
Tickets £3-£7.99 and available from our website here; www.maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com


Victoria Hislop & Gill Smith, Maria's Island
Thursday 10th June, 7.00pm

Victoria Hislop’s phenomenal bestseller The Island has sold over 5 MILLION copies worldwide, now she returns to Spinalonga to tell the story of Maria Petrakis, one of the children in the original version of the novel. Maria’s Island is a story about resilience, courage, and ultimately, hope. Victoria will be joined by Gill Smith, the illustrator of this beautiful book, to discuss how the project came about.
Tickets £5-£12.99 and available from our website here: www.maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com

Independent Bookshop Week is back!


We have some amazing events lined up for Independent Bookshop Week 2021, including a signing with Chris Brookmyre here in the shop - a real, live author here in the shop again!
We will also have some special offers running throughout the week, so please keep checking to see what bargains you can grab!


Julia Donaldson! Live Virtual Event with Songs, Stories and Q&A!
Saturday 19th June, 10.30am-11.15am

Everyone's favourite children's author Julia Donaldson will be serving up stories and songs in this amazing online event! featuring her latest creation, The Woolly Bear Caterpillar, plus favourite characters from The Hospital Dog and The Scarecrows' Wedding.
Tickets £5-£12.99 and available from our website here: www.maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com


AJ Pearce, Yours Cheerfully
Wednesday 23rd June, 7.30pm

We loved Dear Mrs Bird, now Emmy Lake returns with the second instalment of her adventures as an Agony Aunt in wartime London, Yours Cheerfully. A light-hearted tonic of a book, perfect summer reading - we can't wait to catch up with AJ Pearce and find out what Emmy's been up to!
This event is free, so to request the link, please just email: weethreeindies@gmail.com


AM Howell, The Mystery of the Night Watchers
Thursday 24th June, 4.30pm

From the author of The House of One Hundred Clocks and The Garden of Lost Secrets comes an Edwardian mystery that absolutely enchanted us! AM Howell's latest adventure is set in Suffolk as Halley's Comet approaches, but what is The Mystery of The Night Watchers? This is going to be a spell-binding event!
This event is free, so to request the link, please just email: weethreeindies@gmail.com

 
Chris Brookmyre, Signing copies of The Cut
Saturday 26th June, Time TBC

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Chris will be here in the shop to sign copies of his latest thriller, The Cut.
Please email sally@maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com for more details!
 

The Fiver Fest is (also) back!



It's definitely time to celebrate with the arrival of some warmer weather and a bit more freedom, so we're joining in with the latest national Fiver Fest, running 12-26th June! Loads of shops along the High Street will be taking part, so get your fivers ready!

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