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Blackwell's Edinburgh Book Group

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Blackwell's Bookshop Edinburgh

53 - 62 South Bridge

Edinburgh

EH1 1YS

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Who says reading is a solitary pursuit? Not us! Come and join the Blackwell Book Group for lively, friendly book chatter. No previous experience required!


We will meet monthly to discuss a wide range of books—fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary, prizewinners and cult heroes—in short, whatever you fancy!


Where and when do we meet?
We meet every third Monday of the month at 6pm on our First Floor.


We are currently reading Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit


What is the book about?

What does it mean to be out walking in the world, whether in a landscape or a metropolis, on a pilgrimage or a protest march? In this first general history of walking, philosopher Rebecca Solnit draws together many histories to create a range of possibilities for this most basic act. Arguing that walking as history means walking for pleasure and for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit homes in on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from the peripatetic philosophers of ancient Greece to the poets of the Romantic Age, from the perambulations of the Surrealists to the ascents of mountaineers. With profiles of some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction-from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Rousseau to Argentina's Mother of the Plaza de Mayo, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja-Wanderlust offers a provocative and profound examination of the interplay between the body, the imagination, and the world around the walker.


Our next dates

Monday 14th August at 6pm for Scottish Classic Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Monday 25th September at 6pm for The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan


We offer 10 percent discount on the current book to Bookgroup members. So join today! Just email your name and address details to events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk.

Our Book Group is free to join and to attend, and there's no need to book a ticket.

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