Book Launch: Weak Teeth by Lynsey May


Lynsey May in conversation with Jenni Fagan at The Portobello Bookshop!

  • Tuesday 9 May, 7pm
  • The Portobello Bookshop, 46 Portobello High Street, EH15 1DA
  • Tickets: £0–£12.99

We’re excited to be hosting the launch for Lynsey May’s upcoming Edinburgh-based novel, Weak Teeth. Lynsey is a brilliant local author with ties to Portobello so the bookshop is the perfect place to join us to celebrate the publication of her debut novel! Lynsey will be in conversation with author Jenni Fagan.

This event will take place in the bookshop with an in-person audience, as well as a livestream for attendees watching from home. There will be a signing after the event.

In-person vouchers can be redeemed on the night of the event against a single copy of Weak Teeth – we will have a list of attendees with vouchers to be redeemed. Please note that only one voucher can be redeemed per book. Livestream vouchers are valid until the day after the event and can be redeemed on our website against a single copy of Weak Teeth.

About Weak Teeth:

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? Told with verve and originality, this is a heartwarming debut from Edinburgh-based writer Lynsey May.

Ideal for readers of Sally Rooney, Meg Mason and Marian Keyes, Weak Teeth is a wonderfully astute portrait of a messed- up family coping with mental illness, grief, difficult relationships – and toothache!

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Tuesday 09 May 2023
Portobello Bookshop, Edinburgh. United Kingdom