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An Evening with James Runcie in St Andrews

Friday 2nd June

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
  • Price range £5 - 14.99
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“There is no denying the winning charm of these artfully fashioned mysteries” –  Independent

Crime fiction is a treasured genre for us here in St Andrews; from the gritty to the cosy, we love it all. It’s therefore an absolute delight to welcome none other than James Runcie to the bookshop to discuss the latest instalment of his celebrated Grantchester series, Sidney Chambers and The Persistence of Love.

Perfect summer reading, the Grantchester series is a welcome breath of fresh air in British crime fiction. The stories are a thorough and sensitive examination of post-war Britain, reflecting on the changing world in which the clergy found itself. Innocuous but not innocent, Christian but not sermonising, the adventures of Canon Sidney Chambers provide the perfect escape for anyone looking to immerse themselves in a series of well-plotted and beautifully written mysteries. Canon Chambers has fast become one of Britain’s most beloved fictional sleuths, and the enormously successful ITV series starring James Norton and Robson Green is testament to the appeal of the characters James has created.

James himself is no less fascinating than his detective, and as the son of the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has infused his narratives with echoes of the experiences of his father. We are enormously excited that James will be visiting to talk about his life and writing, and the evening is sure to be a highlight of our summer events.

Book places

Early Bird Event Book Voucher£5

These specially reduced Event Vouchers are only available for a limited time. They include attendance at the event as well as a £5 Book Voucher, fully redeemable against Sidney Chambers and The Persistence of Love (RRP: £14.99).

Event + Book£14.99

These Event Book Vouchers include attendance at the event as well as a copy of Sidney Chambers and The Persistence of Love (RRP: £14.99).

Collecting your event book voucher

As our event book vouchers have a redeemable value, we do not post them out. They are available for collection from the bookshop at any point before the event (and there is often a slight incentive with this option), or alternatively they can be collected on the door of the event.

Group bookings

If you require more than 10 places, please contact the bookshop for a group booking so that we can arrange to seat you together.

How our event book vouchers work

The full price of your voucher is an advance book deposit against a copy of the book featured at the event, which also guarantees admittance for one person. Event book vouchers are redeemable at any point up to and including the day of the event, but not afterwards.

Refunds and Exchanges

In order to maintain the great value of our event book vouchers, we have to reduce administration to an absolute minimum. This means that we aren’t able to refund or exchange event book vouchers.