Category: Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival Launches 2019 Programme @edbookfest #LoveBooks

We Need New Stories Edinburgh International Book Festival Launches 2019 Programme In an era of contradiction and division the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival invites authors and audiences to find new stories to give meaning to the world. Stories are to society what DNA is to human life – small strings of information which become

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Day One – Edinburgh International Book Festival @edbookfest #Review #Booktalk

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Greatest Hits ~ @laura_jbarnett @IAMKP @edbookfest @kathwilliamsuk @wnbooks #EventReview

On a dreich wet evening in the Spiegeltent at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017. A ray of sunshine in the form of the talented and effervescent Laura Barnett was present alongside the chair of the evening, award winning singer songwriter Karine Polwart. An event to discuss Laura’s newest book The Greatest Hits.  Which takes us

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Alexander McCall Smith ~ @edbookfest @McCallSmith @BirlinnBooks

A very popular event today was Mr Alexander McCall Smith, chaired by David Robinson. A packed audience promptly entered the Baillie Gifford Main Theatre for an hour of book talk, laughter and an unexpected mystery guest. Mr McCall Smith is extremely funny with such an infectious laugh. It was intriguing to hear about his many books

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Peter May @edbookfest 2017 #Review @authorpetermay @QuercusBooks

I had a fabulous first event of the day with the talented and fascinating Peter May, chaired by Brian Taylor. Although I was 40 minutes early the queue was winding its way amongst the tents till it met itself at the other end. The anticipation and chat amongst the crowd were infectious. It was a

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The Heart’s Invisible Furies @john_boyne @DoubledayUK @edbookfest #EventReview

Day 2 at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017, the highlight of the day for me was the John Boyne event, chaired by Janet Ellis. Held in the Spiegeltent the event was sold out and I felt incredibly blessed to be attending. Joanne Baird from Portobello Book Blog was the first person to introduce me

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A Country Road, A Tree By Jo Baker ~ @Edbookfest #Review

Jo Baker was this afternoons event for us at The Edinburgh International Festival 2017. Chaired by Alexandria Lawrie. A Country Road, A Tree by Jo Baker is nominated for a James Tait Black Fiction 2017 award. A fascinating insight into why Ms. Baker chose the theme of Samuel Beckett.  It turns out Ms Baker is

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The Fact Of Body @alexandriaml @valmcdermid @edbookfest #Review

Alexandria Marzano ~ Lesnevich was inspired to write her book after viewing a video tape of Rick Langley confessing to the murder of a six-year-old boy and having an overwhelming feeling of wanting him to die for his crime. Val McDermid chaired the event which I surprisingly found to be very emotional. Val was the

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Paula Hawkins @Edbookfest #IntoTheWater @randallwrites #Review

Paula Hawkins was at the festival to talk about her new book Into The Water. Lee Randall was chairing the event which I was extremely excited about as I love Ms Randalls interviewing style, with her passion and knowledge for all things bookish Ms Randall really get’s to the core and heart of the story

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Reading The City @Edbookfest @RonButlinMakar @oldnorthroad @fivekingdoms #Review

READING THE CITY ~ BOSCO THEATRE ~ 12/08/2017 Kick starting my  Edinburgh Book Festival 2017 was an amazing event with James Loxley, Ron Butlin and Vivian French.  The event focused on the influence the New Town has had on Authors and Poets. A fully packed Bosco Theatre and I were entranced as James Loxley told

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