Come along to 2 Blenheim Place from 6.45pm for a glass of something and a tour of the bookshop under construction. Then we’ll head across the road to Greenside Church for an evening with R4 legend Gyles Brandreth, starting at 8pm.
We are thrilled to be hosting the launch of Gyles Brandreth’s new book, Dancing By the Light of the Moon.
Gyles Brandreth – former MP, One Show reporter, Just A Minute star, and author of the best-selling word-lover’s companion, Have you eaten, Grandma? – has a passion for poetry. His brilliant new book – Dancing By the Light of the Moon – is both a celebration of the best-loved poems and a unique guide to the value and power of learning poetry by heart. With the secrets of how to improve your memory (whatever your age) and poetry that’s by turns funny, sad, and moving, Dancing By the Light of the Moon is a book designed to lift your spirits and change your life.
According to the Times, ‘Gyles Brandreth has a touching access to the secrets of the human heart.’ According to the Scotsman, the show that goes with the book is “A total joy”.
We are over the moon to welcome him to Edinburgh and to celebrate this glorious book on its publication day!