Thu, 09 Nov|
The Edinburgh Bookshop
Weak Teeth: An Evening of Words and Food with Lynsey May
Tickets £3 This is a live, in-person event. Location: The Edinburgh Bookshop, 219 Bruntsfield Place, EH10 4DH Lynsey May joins us for an evening filled with words and food to celebrate her highly acclaimed novel, Weak Teeth, where we'll pair passages with the various foods mentioned in the book.
Time & Location
09 Nov 2023, 19:00 – 20:30 GMT
The Edinburgh Bookshop, 219 Bruntsfield Pl, Edinburgh EH10 4DH, UK
About The Event
This is a live, in-person event.
Location: The Edinburgh Bookshop, 219 Bruntsfield Place, EH10 4DH
Lynsey May joins us for an evening filled with words and food to celebrate her highly acclaimed first novel, Weak Teeth. We will pair passages with the various foods and flavours mentioned in the book, whilst also discussing the inspiration behind this delicious debut and how Lynsey came to be a writer. A feast for the ears and taste buds, this event is sure to be a hit with the book and food lovers amongst you.
About the Book:
For fans of Sally Rooney, Meg Mason and Marian Keyes.
Ellis’s life has crumbled without warning. Her boyfriend has fallen in love with someone else, her job’s insecure, her bank account’s empty and she has a mouthful of unreliable teeth. Forced back to her childhood home, there is little in the way of comfort. Her mum is dating a younger man (a dentist, no less) and is talking of selling the house, her sister, Lana, is furious all the time, and a distant cousin has now arrived from the States to stay with them.
During a long, hot Edinburgh summer, Ellis’s world spins out of control. She’s dogged by toothache, her ex won’t compensate her for the flat and somehow she’s found herself stalking his new lover on Facebook.
Will Ellis realise before it’s too late that the bite she was born with is worth preserving?
Praise for Weak Teeth:
"A truthful, funny, beautifully-written and compulsive read. Lynsey May disects the the everyday traps women manage to set for ourselves with forensic wit and a fine eye for details" - Kirstin Innes
'[A] warm and witty exploration of our hidden vulnerabilities' - Catherine Simpson
'There's a huge emotional punch packed into this deceptively light novel' - Sally Morris, Daily Mail
About the Author:
Lynsey May lives, loves and writes in Edinburgh. She won first place in the Fresh Ink novel contest in 2020, a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2013, a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 2015 and a spot as Cove Park’s Emerging Scottish Writer in 2016. Her short fiction has been published in various journals and anthologies, including The Stinging Fly, Gutter, New Writing Scotland and Banshee. Weak Teeth is her first novel.
This ticket allows event entry for one individual.£3.00
Book + Ticket
With this ticket you will receive entry to the event plus a copy of Weak Teeth by Lynsey May.£14.99