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Taking Stock at Far From The Madding Crowd: September 2022!

Taking stock at Far From The Madding Crowd

It's a new season and with the first nip in the air we're taking stock at the bookshop, literally! We'll be closed on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th September for our annual stock take, open as normal again from Wednesday 7th September. 
There are so many exciting books coming out, and events happening in September, we're sure you'll find something for all the book lovers in your life!

Author events coming your way!

 Author talk with Ryan O'Connor,
Wednesday 14th September, 7.00pm, St Peter's Church

In mid-September, we welcome almost-local boy Ryan O'Connor. His debut The Voids is the most original novel I've read this year - it's been a firm staff favourite at Far From The Madding Crowd and we can't wait to welcome Falkirk-born Ryan for this very special event. Enter The Voids if you dare!
Tickets £3 and available from the shop, or via our website here:
*Ticket includes discount on book at the event

 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 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:

Beautiful books and special editions coming down the track!

I know we say this every year, but 2022 really is shaping up to be a bumper year for fiction! As well as new books from Ian Rankin (Heart Among the Headstones), Freidrik Backman (The Winners) and Richard Osman (The Bullet That Missed), we've got a debut from Bob Mortimer (The Satsuma Complex) and the first new books in years from John Irving (The Last Chairlift) and Cormac McCarthy (The Passenger and Stella Maris)! Philippa Gregory (Dawnlands) and Angela Harding (Wild Light) have beautiful new books on the way, plus the latest from runaway bestseller Colleen Hoover (It Starts With Us) is out in October!
And just to whet your appetite for Christmas, Alexandra Benedict's Murder on the Christmas Express will pull into the station in November!
Much of our stock will be signed, or will have extra features such as beautiful sprayed edges to make them an extra special treat - please get in touch to pre-order any of them: