Adventures in Human Being with Gavin Francis in St Andrews

Thursday 14th May 2015

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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How well do you really know your own body? In his forthcoming book Adventures in Human Being, award-winning author, travel writer and Edinburgh-based GP Gavin Francis takes us into the uncharted territories of the human body, drawing us into a closer acquaintance with the organism we will inhabit all our lives. Gavin unpacks everything from the secret workings of the brain to the unique engineering of the foot, revealing the physical reality of what it means to be human in a book that is both informative and profound.

Lauded as a writer who blends the brilliance of Oliver Sacks with the intrepidity of Bear Grylls, Gavin Francis’ previous books True North and Empire Antarctica were nominated for numerous prizes and he is the winner of the Scottish Book Prize. Drawing on his experiences as both GP and traveller, Francis brings a startling new blend of knowledge and wonder to the bodies which we so often take for granted. Adventures in Human Being has been selected as a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, so don’t miss this opportunity to meet the author and put your questions on all things corporeal to him.