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Bloody Scotland

To celebrate publication of "Bloody Scotland”, a new anthology of stories by twelve of Scotland’s best crime writers, Atkinson-Pryce are hosting an event with a selection of the contributing authors, including Lin Anderson, Sara Sheridan, Doug Johnstone and E.S Thomson. The authors use the sinister side of the country's built heritage in stories that are by turns gripping, chilling and redemptive. From murder in a Hebridean blackhouse and a macabre tale of revenge among the furious clamour of an eighteenth century mill, to a dark psychological thriller set within the tourist throng of Edinburgh Castle and an 'urbex' rivalry turning fatal in the concrete galleries of an abandoned modernist ruin, this collection uncovers the intimate - a..

Date: Thursday 19th October

Chris Dolan's "Just about write"

Biggar Library are delighted to have Chris join them for his genre defying tour of contemporary Scottish literature and not least his own body of work. Chris’s own work over 25 years encompasses fiction, biography, crime, radio drama, adaptations and musical libretti. And, of course his plays, the latest of which "The Cause of Thunder” came to Biggar earlier this year as part of a 31 date Scottish tour.Chris talks about the different processes required for these forms. He’s also a songwriter – composing a song for each new book. But if you ask him very nicely he’ll put down the guitar.A varied evening of Who’s Who and How It’s Done in Scottish letters and drama...

Date: Thursday 26th October

Debi Gliori 2-3 Days

Debi Gliori

Atkinson-Pryce Books is welcoming children’s author and illustrator Debi Gliori to Biggar Library for a talk and workshop.  Creator of such wonderful books as "The Scariest Thing of All”, "Dragon loves Penguin” and "No Matter What”, Debi loves to communicate her passion for illustration with children.  Guaranteed good fun – for all ages!  Make sure you reserve your place.Suitable for children 3 to 10 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. ..

Date: Saturday 28th October

Hang on a tic, it's Just a Minute ....

You’ve all been hanging on for a long tic… but finally it’s back - A crafty combobulation, a whirligig of wicked wit, a perfect pot-pourri of paronomasia from our peerless panel.  And all without repetition, hesitation or deviation... but with fun and laughter aplenty.Organised by Atkinson-Pryce Books.Adult event...

Date: Tuesday 24th October

Patrick Barkham

Author Patrick Barkham joins us in the sitting room at Atkinson-Pryce for a celebration of the publication of his latest book, "A Journey Around Our Archipelago”.   His previous books include "The Butterfly Isles” and "Badgerlands”, while this new book explores the outlying islands of our nation race. Distributed across an archipelago of two large islands and 6,289 smaller ones, these small islands are both places of freedom and imprisonment, party destinations and oases of peace, strangely suburban and deeply wild. They are places where the past is unusually present, but they can also offer a vision of alternative future.  Come along and enjoy a presentation about Barkham’s fascinating journey...

Date: Wed 25th October

Provenance: Tales from a Bookshop 2-3 Days

Provenance: Tales from a Bookshop

In an old town in the west of Scotland clinging onto its once proud heritage with its fingertips, Cloisters Bookshop acts as an oasis. Bookseller Anne Scriven’s entertaining collection of scenes, sketches and stories from real life show that a bookshop is never just about selling books. ..

Date: Saturday 21st October

Who Built Scotland with James Crawford, Alexander McCall Smith and James Robertson

Atkinson-Pryce is hosting a celebration of the publication of "Who Built Scotland: A History of the Nation in Twenty-Five Buildings”.  Three of the contributing five authors are speaking about their contribution. From Neolithic families, exiled hermits and ambitious royal dynasties to highland sheiling girls, peasant poets, enlightenment philosophers and iconoclastic artists, the book places our people, our ideas and our passions at the heart of our architecture and archaeology. Hugh MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank Cottage is one of the buildings chosen by James Robertson in this remarkable new book...

Date: Thursday 2nd November