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An Evening with John Connolly

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City of Edinburgh Methodist Church

25 Nicolson Square

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EH8 9BX

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Blackwell's Bookshop is delighted to welcome bestselling author John Connolly to Edinburgh to talk about his new novel he

he is the extraordinary reimagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: a man who knew both adoration and humiliation; who loved, and was loved in turn; who betrayed, and was betrayed; who never sought to cause pain to others, yet left a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake . . .

And whose life was ultimately defined by one relationship of such tenderness and devotion that only death could sever it: his partnership with the man he knew as Babe.

he is Stan Laurel.
But he did not really exist. Stan Laurel was a fiction.

With he, John Connolly recreates the golden age of Hollywood for an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity, the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists, and one of the most enduring and beloved partnerships in cinema history: Laurel & Hardy.

About the Author

John Connolly lives in Dublin and went to Trinity to study English. he is his first literary novel, although his considerable breadth of writing covers much ground with previous books – from the remarkable The Book of Lost Things, through the number one bestselling Charlie Parker mystery thriller series, the YA science fiction trilogy and the gloriously funny Samuel Johnson children’s books to the non-fiction voume, Books to Die For. He travels much, has a home in Maine and is passionate about the early years of Hollywood. Along the way he has picked up a great many awards for his work.

This event will include a screening of a Laurel and Hardy film.


Doors open at 6:30pm

Event duration: approx 60 minutes, followed by a book signing. Books will be available to buy at the venue.

Tickets are £5 per person

For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk

Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.

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