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St Andrews Events and Reading Groups

Live In-Person: An Evening with Alexander McCall Smith

Tuesday 7th December, 8pm

We are delighted that Alexander McCall Smith joins us later this year for an evening celebrating his wonderful writing career. This Autumn brings three new books from Alexander, one of Topping & Company’s best loved writers. They are: standalone novel The Pavilion in the Clouds which is set in St Andrews, the latest No. 1 […] See more »


Rock-Climbing with Anna Fleming

Thursday 3rd February 2022, 8pm

Scottish-based writer and climber Anna Fleming joins us to talk about her new book, Time on Rock. In it, she charts two parallel journeys: learning the craft of traditional rock climbing, and the new developing appreciation of the natural world it brings her. Through the story of her progress from terrified beginner to confident lead climber, she shows […] See more »


Oliver Bullough on ‘Butler to the World’

Wednesday 23rd March 2022, 8pm

The investigative journalist and author of Moneyland and The Last Man in Russia, Oliver Bullough, will take us on a journey to analyse Britain’s relationship to the world. The Suez Crisis of 1956 was Britain’s twentieth-century nadir, the moment when the once superpower was bullied into retreat. In the immortal words of former US Secretary of State Dean […] See more »


Clare Hunter on ‘Embroidering her Truth’

Wednesday 6th April 2022, 8pm

Community textile artist, textile curator and Radio 4 book-of-the-week author of Threads of Life, Clare Hunter, joins us to celebrate the release of her new book Embroidering her Truth. At her execution Mary, Queen of Scots wore red. Widely known as the colour of strength and passion, it was in fact worn by Mary as […] See more »


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