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    The Monthly Book Quiz

    Monday, September 7th at 18:00 - 19:15
    Date: Monday 7th of September
    Time: 6pm (come early as space is at a premium)
    Venue: Caffè Nero in the Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Do you know your Waugh from your Peace, or your Meyer from your Heyer?

    Then join us for the Blackwell’s Bookshop monthly BOOK QUIZ. We will quiz you on anything from Classics to current Bestsellers, Booker Prize winners to Celebrity Biographies.

    Teams of up to five people can take part.

    It is FREE to enter, but seats are limited so please come early to secure your place. There are no tickets required for this evening of fun! …and the question on everybody’s lips is “What will this month’s Hilary Mantel question be?”

    For further information please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8237 or events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

    NEIL OLIVER: Master of Shadows

    Thursday, September 10th at 19:00 - 20:30
    Date: Thursday 10th of September
    Time: 7pm
    Venue: Central Library - 7-9 George IV Bridge Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1EG

    Blackwell's Edinburgh, Orion Publishing and Edinburgh Reads are delighted to bring historian Neil Oliver to Edinburgh upon the publication of this first novel, Master of Shadows.

    About the Book…
    From the lawless borderlands of Scotland to the crumbling majesty of Constantinople, Master of Shadows is a sweeping, epic adventure and the story of a man all but forgotten by history.

    In fifteenth-century Constantinople, Prince Constantine saves the life of a broken-hearted girl. But the price of his valour is high. John Grant is a young man on the edge of the world. His unique abilities carry him from his home in Scotland to the heart of the Byzantine Empire in search of a girl and the chance to fulfil a death-bed promise. Lena has remained hidden from the men who have been searching for her for many years. When she's hunted down, at last she knows what she must do. With an army amassing beyond the city's ancient walls, the fates of these three will intertwine. As the Siege of Constantinople reaches its climax, each must make a choice between head and heart, duty and destiny.

    About the Author…
    Neil Oliver is a Scottish archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer who has become widely known as the presenter of the BBC's flagship series A History of Scotland. Before that, his distinctive style was much in evidence as a charismatic presenter of the award-winning multi-part documentary series Coast and the author of its tie-in book. His archaeological training at Glasgow University was put to good use in BBC2's series Two Men in a Trench where he visited historic British battlefields and attempted to recreate the events of each battle. He co-wrote the two accompanying books. He has also appeared as a contributor on The One Show, and as a presenter on The History Detectives, Time Team and Channel 4's The Face of Britain.

    Tickets are FREE and available in person from the front desk at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8229 or emailing events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

    Tickets can also be booked on Eventbrite. For more information or if you would like a signed copy please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8229 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk

    For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk

    Teenage Book Group

    Sunday, September 13th at 14:00 - 15:00
    Date: Sunday 13th of September
    Time: 2pm
    Venue: Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Do you love to read, or just want to read more?

    Then join us to talk about the latest teenage fiction and your favourite books. The teen book group meet on the second Sunday of each month, and read anything from classics to contemporary, dystopian to historical – in short, anything you fancy!

    We are currently reading Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine.

    About the book...
    Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time. In 48 AD, a fire set by the troops of Julius Caesar destroyed much of the Great Library of Alexandria. It was the first of several disasters that resulted in the destruction of the accumulated knowledge of the ancient world. But what if the fire had been stopped? What would the Library have become? Fast forward: the Great Library is now a separate country, protected by its own standing army. It has grown into a vast power, with unquestioned and unrivalled supremacy. Jess Brightwell, seventeen and very smart, with a gift for mechanical engineering, has been sent into the Great Library as a spy for his criminal family. Magical spells and riots abound in this epic new YA series.

    Membership of the book group gives you 10% off every book we read!

    To join just email your details to: schools.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

    An Evening with Margaret Atwood

    Thursday, September 24th at 19:00 - 20:00
    Date: Thursday 24th of September
    Time: 7pm
    Venue: Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh

    Blackwell's Bookshop Edinburgh are delighted to welcome award-winning author Margaret Atwood to Edinburgh on the publication day of her new novel The Heart Goes Last.

    For more information visit the dedicated event website here

    An Evening with Mary Beard

    Sunday, October 25th at 19:00 - 20:00
    Date: Sunday 25th of October
    Time: 7pm
    Venue: Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh

    Blackwell's Bookshop Edinburgh and Profile Books are delighted to welcome Mary Beard to Edinburgh. The country's foremost Classicist will speak about her latest book SPQR: A History Of Ancient Rome.

    For more information visit the dedicated event website here