Oh my books! Edinburgh has the most amazing bookstores for sure 📚 There is this beautiful #waterstones but also many secondhand bookstores like this one. I could just hang around here all day😊 I did buy a book here which I’ll show you later this week. It deserves a nice picture, so you’ll have to wait a little longer 😊
This week's weekly read, Take Nothing With You by Patrick Gale, was chosen by our bookseller Julian. ------------ From Patrick Gale, the bestselling author of A Place Called Winter comes a new novel of boyhood, coming of age, and the confusions of desire and reality.
1970s Weston-Super-Mare and ten-year-old oddball Eustace, an only child, has life transformed by his mother's quixotic decision to sign him up for cello lessons. Music-making brings release for a boy who is discovering he is an emotional volcano. He laps up lessons from his young teacher, not noticing how her brand of glamour is casting a damaging spell over his frustrated and controlling mother.
When he is enrolled in holiday courses in the Scottish borders, lessons in love, rejection and humility are added to daily practice.
Drawing in part on his own boyhood, Patrick Gale's new novel explores a collision between childish hero worship and extremely messy adult love lives.