Monday 24th October
Topping & Company Booksellers of St Andrews, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9HG
We’re so looking forward to welcoming the wonderful Katherine Rundell to the bookshop this October for her new book The Golden Mole – a glorious bestiary of the world’s most extraordinary endangered animals, a treasure trove of vanishing wonders.
Did you know a pangolin’s tongue is longer than its body? Or that a swift flies two million kilometres in its lifetime? Or that, if put to a race, a wombat could outrun Usian Bolt?!
Each of these animals are extraordinary. And each of them may soon disappear from the earth. The Golden Mole is a chance to be awestruck and lovestruck – to fall for the likes of the wondrous pygmy elephant, the seahorse, the narwhal and, as astonishing and threatened as them all, the human. It is a chance to reckon with the beauty of the world, its fragility, and its strangeness.
Katherine Rundell is the youngest female scholar to be made a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Her award-winning and bestselling books for children have been translated into thirty languages and have won multiple awards. Rundell is also the author of the Sunday Times bestselling biography of John Donne, Super-Infinite and is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books.
We hope you can join us for an evening in the company of this fantastic writer, who now turns her attention to the wonders of the natural world.