Spring into summer with Far From The Madding Crowd!

Spring into summer at Far From The Madding Crowd!

After a bit of a long winter, events are springing up all over the place. Some of our upcoming events are hybrid (in person and online), some are outdoors, and one is in a barn! We hope you'll enjoy them however you access them.

 Author talk with Clare Hunter: Embroidering Her Truth 
Wednesday 18th May, 7.00pm, St Peter's Church, High Street, Linlithgow and online

An examination of female power told through the textiles of Mary, Queen of Scots, from the author of Sunday Times bestseller Threads of Life. In this eloquent cultural biography, Clare Hunter exquisitely blends history, politics and memoir to reveal the most intimate and authentic portrait yet of Mary, Queen of Scots, and in doing so, explores how women have used textiles to make their mark upon the world.

Tickets: £3* and available here or in the shop.

*Attendance via zoom is possible, please let us know if this is your preference be emailing sally@maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com after you purchase the ticket so we can send you the link.

 Guided Family Walk with Nick Drainey: Weekend Walks
Wednesday 1st June, 6.00pm, Meeting at Far From The Madding Crowd Bookshop, 20 High Street, Linlithgow

Join Nick Drainey, outdoors enthusiast and author of the Weekend Walks series,(GlasgowEdinburghStirling & Falkirk), for a guided family summer walk around Linlithgow! Walkers are asked to meet at Far From The Madding Crowd Bookshop, 20 High Street at 6pm. The walk should last for around 2 hours and is open to all ages and fitness levels. Wear suitable clothing for an outdoor walk in Scotland!

This event is free, but booking is essential and tickets are available here or in the shop.

 Author talk with Cameron Wyllie: Is There a Pigeon in the Room?
Wednesday 8th June, 7.00pm, St Peter's Church, High Street, Linlithgow and online

Is There a Pigeon in the Room? is a deeply personal book about Cameron Wyllie's remarkable four-decade career in teaching, culminating in his appointment as Principal at George Heriot's in Edinburgh. It's a tapestry of anecdotes and reflections on topics like drugs, parenting and sex education, laced with stories about memorable individuals. What did he say to the Third Year after drinking too much gin with the Head? Who was Adolf? What happened to the horrible bus driver? 

Tickets: £3* and available here or in the shop.

*Attendance via zoom is possible, please let us know if this is your preference be emailing sally@maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com after you purchase the ticket so we can send you the link.

 Author talk with Mo Wilde: The Wilderness Cure
Sunday 19th June, 12noon, Bonnytoun Farm, Linlithgow

Mo Wilde made a quiet but radical pledge: to live only off foraged food for an entire year. In a world disconnected from its roots, eating wild food is both culinary and healing, social and political. The Wilderness Cure is a diary of a wild experiment; a timely, important and inspiring memoir which is a love letter to the natural world.

This event will consist of a talk from the author followed by a walk around the organic field at Bonnytoun Farm where Mo Wilde will point out what plants are growing and share some foraging tips (weather permitting!).

The event is free, but pre-booking is essential which you can do here or in the shop.

 Author talk with Karen Campbell: Paper Cup
Wednesday 22nd June, 7.00pm, St Peter's Church, High Street, Linlithgow (and online)

We can't wait to welcome Karen Campbell back to Linlithgow to discuss her latest novel, Paper Cup! On her journey from Glasgow to the south-west tip of Scotland, Kelly encounters ancient pilgrim routes, hostile humans, hippies, book lovers and a friendly dog, as memories stir and the people she thought she'd left behind for ever move closer with every step. Full of compassion and hope, Paper Cup is a novel about how easy it can be to fall through the cracks, and what it takes to turn around a life that has run off course.

Tickets: £3* and available here or in the shop.

*Attendance via zoom is possible, please let us know if this is your preference be emailing sally@maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com after you purchase the ticket so we can send you the link. 

Exclusive offers coming up in May, June and July!

We have got some crackingly good titles coming into the shop in the next couple of months: we predict a summer of reading!
  
You can pre-order signed independent bookshop editions of both Ann Cleeves and Elizabeth Macneal's books by emailing sally@maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com
We also have signed editions of Mick Herron's latest Slough House adventure, Bad Actors.
Kiran Milwood-Hargrave will be popping in to the shop to sign copies of her stunning new novel, The Dance Tree on Friday 20th May: if you would like a dedicated copy, please email sally@maddingcrowdlinlithgow.com
And of course, we still have signed first editions of Douglas Stuart's Young Mungo, plus Emily St John Mandel's latest Sea of Tranquility.
 

We'll have plenty of special offers coming up for Independent Bookshop Week 18th-25th June, plus watch out for Far From The Madding Crowd at The Marches on 14th June!

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