Literary Odyssey: February Reading Group in St Andrews

Tuesday 21st February

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 5.46pm
  • Start time 6pm
  • Price range £5
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This month we’re reading All for Nothing, the great German novel by Walter Kempowski, that gives a bleak but realistic portrayal of Germany at the end of World War Two. It is a rich novel of human endurance, power, honesty; and is a fitting pause for reflection in our current political climate. Kempowski looks beyond the futile divisions that people make between themselves, while offering a glimpse into a bygone era.

— Set in East Prussia in January 1945, the German Army is retreating from the Russian advance and refugees are fleeing the occupied territories in their thousands. But in a rural Prussian manor house the wealthy von Globig family seals itself off from the world. Protected from the deprivation and chaos around them, they make no preparations to leave until a decision to harbour a stranger for the night begins their undoing. —

If you’re a lover of good literary fiction please come along, we always welcome new faces and opinions!

Book places

Collect on the day £5

These event book vouchers can be collected any any time, including on the door of the event.

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 reading group book vouchers work

The full price of your Reading Group book vouchers is an advance book deposit against any book on our shelves, as well as guaranteeing admittance to the reading group for one person. They are only valid on the evening of the meeting.

Pricing explanation

Meeting people at the bookshop is the best part of being a bookseller, so the discounted price for collection in advance is a little incentive for you to come and visit us before the day of the event itself!

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.