Edinburgh Book Fringe is a collaboration between two of Edinburgh’s leading lights in indie bookshops, Lighthouse and Golden Hare Books. Here are our top picks from their wonderful and diverse programme.


Capital, Sacrifice and Two Centuries of Marx

Terry Eagleton discusses his two works, Radical Sacrifice and Why Marx was Right, to discover why some political concepts don’t change.

Fri Aug 17, Lighthouse, 1pm.


Book Launch: All the Hidden Truths by Claire Askew

Hear Claire Askew talk about her debut, All the Hidden Truths, a dark and raw Edinburgh-based crime novel that’s as timely as it is captivating.

Sat Aug 18, Golden Hare, 6.30pm.


Edward Lear: The Man Behind the Nonsense

Historian Jenny Uglow talks about her Lear autobiography to share more about the nonsense poet and why she’s so intrigued by him.

Fri Aug 24, Golden Hare, 6.30pm.


Deeds not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights

Great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, Helen, looks at the Suffragette movement and what more still needs to change.

Sat Aug 25, Golden Hare, 6.30pm.


Book Launch: Amphibian by Christina Neuwirth

Celebrate Christina Neuwirth’s debut novella with a staff meeting-themed launch. Amphibian is a sharp satire of workplace culture, set in an office that’s slowly filling up with water.

Sun Aug 26, Lighthouse, 5.30pm.


Myth, Medicine and Motherhood in 1980s Nigeria

Exploring Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀’s debut, Stay with Me, about motherhood and marriage set against political upheaval in 80s Nigeria.

Tue Aug 28, Lighthouse, 1pm.


For more information, visit the Book Fringe website.