Book Fringe
Edinburgh's alternative book festival of ideas

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2019 Programme

All our events are free + unticketed


Lighthouse events start at 1.00pm and last for 30 minutes

Golden Hare events start at 6.30pm and last for one hour

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Reading, In Ordinary Time

  • Golden Hare Books 68 St Stephen Street Edinburgh United Kingdom (map)

with author James Meek + other performers TBC

Don’t miss this exclusive event featuring acclaimed Scottish author James Meek and two actors reading dialogue from his extraordinary new novel To Calais, in Ordinary Time

A novel about courage, love and identity set in medieval England with the ever-present threat of the Black Death. On the road to Calais, a gentlewoman, a proctor and a ploughman (each on very different journeys) meet. Language is a very important part of this book and this event will portray just how carefully rendered the dialogue is. It will also be lots of fun! 


Featured Book

To Calais, In Ordinary Time by James Meek (Canongate, 2019)

Later Event: August 27
Swallowing Geography