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Coronavirus update

We’re working to postpone all events until the end of August. When we’re able to reopen the bookshop, we will email or text all those who have booked for each event to advise them of new dates. Thank you for bearing with us!

CANCELLED George Packer: Our Man in St Andrews

Wednesday 15th April

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.40pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Unfortunately we have had to cancel some of our events due to Coronavirus. We will email or text all those who have booked to let them know. We are very happy to arrange a swap for another event or a credit note to use at any point in the future. Thank you for your understanding.

If you could read only one book to comprehend America’s foreign policy and its quixotic forays into quicksands over the past 50 years, this would be it. — Walter Isaacson

One of America’s greatest non-fiction authors bring us an epic saga of the rise and fall of American power in the twentieth century. George Packer dissects America’s role on the world stage through the lens of one man. Richard Holbrooke is widely regarded as one of the most influential American diplomats to have never been Secretary of State, and by tracking his successes and failures, his convictions and complications, Packer finds a microcosm of the nation in a single life.

Geroge Packer is known for his work in The New Yorker and The Atlantic, and won the National Book Award for The Unwinding. Our Man was a Book of the Year in The Guardian, The Spectator, and The Financial Times.