Edinburgh Festival: My Last Day and A Glimpse Of Princess Street Gardens

The final talk that I attended at the Book Festival was on Sunday 23rd of August, The Poems of Iain Banks, with Ken Macleod, a Scottish Science Fiction Writer, and lifelong friend of Iain Banks. The event was chaired by Stuart Kelly. It had been an interesting talk, suggested to me by fellow blogger, Stephen P. Blanchini, his blog is aptly named The […]

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Edinburgh First UNESCO City of Literature

I’m a bit late for Writer’s Quote Wednesday this week as I’ve been away in Edinburgh and trying to catch up on everything now that I’m home, but I suppose it’s better to be late than never! Anyway if you’d like to participate in this wonderful community of quote enthusiasts here’s the link: http://silverthreading.com/2015/08/26/writers-quote-wednesday-pure-inspiration/ My quotes this week are inspired […]

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Edinburgh Book Festival #edinbookfest Sarah Crossan and Abbie Rushton

Thrilled to have the opportunity to attend another talk at The Edinburgh Book Festival, this time it’s Finding The Way with authors Sarah Crossan  and Abbie Rushton,  chaired by Philippa Cochrane, head of Reader Development, Scottish Book Trust. Philippa began the talk by introducing the authors and sharing some background information with the audience. Sarah Crossan, is an award-winning author with five books to her name, […]

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Edinburgh Book Festival #edbookfest Stuart Evers and Dorthe Nors

Photo:  Stuart Evers and Dorthe Nors by Chris Close. This is a cropped image which I took at the festival of Chris Close’s wonderfully creative photos of authors participating in the Book Festival. http://www.chrisclose.com/ On Sunday 16th August I had my first Edinburgh Book Festival experience of 2015. I arrived with the intention of buying tickets for the Matt Haig lecture but this […]

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Edinburgh Book Festival – Leigh Bardugo and Maureen Johnson

On Sunday  I was lucky enough to be listening to two American New York Times best selling authors Leigh Bardugo and Maureen Johnson, talking about “Alternative Worlds,” at the Edinburgh Book Festival.   Leigh Bardugo’s debut series “The Grisha Trilogy, Shadow and Bone,” is set in an alternative, magical, Tsarist Russia. At the moment this debut series is in the hands of Harry […]

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