An Evening with Richard Holloway in St Andrews

Wednesday 10th April 2019

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.40pm
  • Start time 8pm
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“Thoughtful, playful, courageous and deeply altruistic … a fine companion for anyone who wishes to live a life of any depth” – A. L. Kennedy

Where do we go when we die? Or is there nowhere to go? Is death something we can do or is it just something that happens to us?

Now in his ninth decade, former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway has spent a lifetime at the bedsides of the dying, guiding countless men and women towards peaceful deaths. In Waiting For The Last Bus, he presents a positive, meditative and profound exploration of the many important lessons we can learn from death: facing up to the limitations of our bodies as they falter, reflecting on our failings, and forgiving ourselves and others.

One of the most extraordinary churchmen of our time, Holloway’s calm and considered voice has consistently stood against fundamentalist certainties – both theist and atheist. He brings deep humanity, compassion, and integrity to bear in all of his writings. Written for those with faith and without it, Holloway guides us in taking up a questioning, reflective stance towards religion.

We are delighted to welcome this esteemed writer and broadcaster to the bookshop, celebrating the release of Waiting for the Last Bus in paperback.

“The record of a mind too large, too curious and far too generous to be confined within any single religious denomination” – Philip Pullman

“Holloway writes with passion and honesty at all times, and the result is compelling” – The Guardian