An Evening With Sarah Dunant in St Andrews

Thursday 6th April

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
  • Price range £4 - 16.99
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Sarah Dunant, the internationally acclaimed author of The Birth of Venus, joins us to celebrate In the Name of the Family.

“It is better to be feared than loved…” – Niccolo Machiavelli

Dunant’s new novel is a brutal, stunning account of young Machiavelli’s encounter with the notorious Borgia family. A follow-up to the acclaimed Blood & BeautyIn the Name of the Family is a fresh and vital experience for any reader with an interest in the Renaissance period or, of course, Machiavelli himself. Rediscover the incredible cast of characters that shaped an era, not least the astonishing Lucrezia Borgia. The infamous daughter of the Borgia Pope and sister to a brutal military leader, Lucrezia is known as little more than a dynastic pawn and fallen woman; Dunant’s history sheds light on her little known roles as a diplomat and patron of the arts, and brings her to life as a woman.

“A wonderful novel – taking you deep into the world of Renaissance passion and Renaissance papacy. Part of me was happily lost in the time travel, part of me repeatedly struck by how vividly ancient Rome met modern Rome, and how the city of history came to life.” – Mary Beard on Blood & Beauty.

Thrillingly written and historically accurate, Dunant’s masterclass of Renaissance fiction will capture your imagination and leave you breathless.

Book places

Scholar Event Voucher£4

These Event Vouchers are available for staff and students of the University of St Andrews. They include attendance at the event as well as a £4 Book Voucher, fully redeemable against In The Name of The Family (RRP £16.99).

Collect Before Event Book Voucher£6

These specially reduced Event Vouchers must be collected before the day of the event. They include attendance at the event as well as a £6 Book Voucher, fully redeemable against In The Name of The Family (RRP £16.99).

Collect on the Day Event Book Voucher£7

These event book vouchers include attendance at the event as well as a £7 Book Voucher, fully redeemable against In The Name of The Family (RRP £16.99).

Event + Book£16.99

These Event Book Vouchers include attendance at the event as well as a copy of In The Name of The Family (RRP £16.99).

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.