The Edinburgh Bookshop
During September, The Edinburgh Bookshop will be holding two Author Events here at Morningside United Church. Tickets are available from the book shop.
Alistair Moffat: The Secret History of Here
Alistair Moffat joins us to talk about his latest non-fiction book, The Secret History of Here: A Year In The Valley - a personal investigation into the history that surrounds us, from the historian and award-winning author of The Hidden Ways and for fans of Robert Macfrlane's Underland.
About the Book:
The Secret History of Here is the story of the site on which Moffat’s farm now stands in the Scottish Borders, which has been occupied since pre historic times. In uncovering the history of this one piece of land, Moffat shows how history is all around us, if only we have the eyes to see it. Moffat also shows how the history of one physical place can relate to a much bigger, national picture.
Janie Brown & Jackie Kay: Radical Acts of Love
Live Event Wednesday 29 September 19:00 – 20:30
Award-winning poet laureate of Scotland, Jackie Kay joins Janie Brown in conversation on her book, Radical Acts of Love: Twenty Conversations to Inspire Hope at the End of Life.
About the Book:
In Radical Acts of Love Janie Brown, oncology nurse of thirty years and counsellor of cancer patients with terminal diagnoses, recounts twenty conversations she has had with the dying; including those personally close to her. Each conversation uncovers a different perspective and experience of death. For readers of Atul Gawande's Being Mortal and Kathryn Mannix's With the End in Mind, this profoundly moving and hugely life affirming book offers a sensitive and wise insight into our final moments.
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