Paul Dalgarno at Topping & Co, Edinburgh


Join Topping & Company Booksellers this August in Edinburgh to celebrate the first UK publication of award-winning author Paul Dalgarno. A Country of Eternal Light is a compelling, original and extremely moving book about all the big stuff – life, death love, family, truth, and the importance of stories – told by a spirit as she looks back over the heartbreak and happiness of her life. It takes the reader on an odyssey from the oil boom of the late 1970s, through Thatcher’s Britain and to the far shores of Australia and back, to the world after Covid-19.

Wednesday 9th August

Topping & Company Booksellers of Edinburgh, 2 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh EH7 5JH

Doors Open: 7.10pm

Start Time: 7.30pm


A Country of Eternal Light

Margaret Bryce has been having a hard time since dying in 2014.

In a place beyond, we join Margaret as she revisits her life, from her Aberdeen prefab childhood to the birth of her twin girls, through Thatcher’s Britain, the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster, Australia’s Black Summer bushfires, the death of Princess Diana and the COVID pandemic. But something isn’t quite right. Margaret is trying to remember, but also fighting to forget.

A Country of Eternal Light will take you on a journey like no other. It is an utterly original, bitingly funny and poignant novel about life, death, what we choose to remember – and what we’d do anything to forget.

About Paul Dalgarno

Paul Dalgarno was a Senior Writer and Features Editor at The Herald newspaper group before moving to Australia to continue his successful career in journalism.

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Wednesday 09 Aug 2023
Topping & Company Booksellers of Edinburgh, Edinburgh. United Kingdom