Author events - 2017
Thu 5th Oct 2017
Talking about his memoir of life as a junior doctor
Meet Adam Kay and the funniest book ever written about the NHS – This is Going to Hurt. Few memoirs have inspired so many snorts of laughter, spiked with an aftertaste of pathos. Do not miss this chance to hear Adam’s first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice, hilarity, horror and maddening bureaucracy.
Thu 7th Sep 2017
Tom Kitchin loves cooking with game. His beautiful new book, Tom’s Kitchen; Meat & Game, takes a fresh look at meat and game for the home cook. Venison, partridge, pheasant, grouse, rabbit, hare and all things wild find their way into fantastic roasts, full flavoured pasta dishes, terrines and warming soups, richly flavoured pies and puddings and so much more.
Sat 3rd Jun 2017
Please join us for a real treat on Saturday 3rd June – afternoon tea with a master in the art of fiction, Salley Vickers. We are huge fans of her most recent novel, Cousins, and this event is to celebrate the publication of the paperback edition.
Tue 23rd May 2017
Declan Murphy and Ami Rao in conversation with Stuart Kelly, talking about Centaur
The Borders has a rich tradition of the horse, join us at Mainstreet on Tues 23rd May to hear the astonishing true story of a jockey who, quite literally, came back from the dead…
Thu 13th Apr 2017
Regular visitors to Mainstreet will know that we are big fans of Malachy Tallack’s highly acclaimed first book, 60 Degrees North. We are delighted to announce that he’ll be with us on Thurs 13th April to talk about his new book, The Un-Discovered Islands.