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By Keira Brown On Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
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Teenage Fanclub release new album after playing sold out gig at Edinburgh’s Liquid Rooms.

Photo by Donald Milne Six years since their last album and a sold out gig at Edinburgh’s Liquid Rooms, Teenage Fanclub are back with a new album this Friday. Reflective, dreamy and serene, Here is perhaps a tad More...

By Keira Brown On Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
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Edinburgh International Book Festival 2016 – Tom Lanoye and James Yorkston ***

The Edinburgh International Book Festival’s event with James Yorkston and Tom Lanoye had a very different spin, as it got into the nuts and bolts of the process of writing and getting a book published, highlighting More...

By Keira Brown On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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Edinburgh International Festival REVIEW – Mogwai Play Atomic ****

Photo by Brian Sweeney It seemed appropriate to conclude the Festival with Mogwai performing the OST to Mark Cousin’s film, Atomic, live. Subtitled Living in Dread and Promise, Cousins’ film nods to the More...

By Keira Brown On Saturday, August 27th, 2016
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Edinburgh International Book Festival 2016 – James Kelman ***

Photo by Alan McCredie James Kelman took to the Baillie Gifford marquee on Sunday to discuss his most recent publication, Dirt Road, an event chaired by the BBC’s Scottish Political Editor, Brian Taylor. Plugging More...

By Keira Brown On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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Edinburgh International Book Festival 2016 – Rupert Thomson ****

Discussing Katherine Carlyle, his most recent novel, Rupert Thomson was present at the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Spiegeltent for a dreadful slot of 10:15am on a Sunday morning. Despite the timing, More...

By Keira Brown On Thursday, August 25th, 2016
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Edinburgh International Book Festival 2016 – Brix Smith Start ***

Photo by Ameila Troubridge Brix Smith Start walked into the Baillie Gifford tent in Charlotte Square, in her ripped black jeans and leather jacket, reminding the audience that this girl has some rock and roll stories More...

By Keira Brown On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Edinburgh International Festival 2016 REVIEW – Yann Tiersen ****

Photo by Gaelle Evellin Whilst sat waiting for French composer, Yann Tiersen, to address the stage, conversing with another journalist sitting in your booth who writes for a German publication, it is precisely More...

By Keira Brown On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Edinburgh International Book Festival 2016 – Malorie Blackman Goes Intergalactic****

Malorie Blackman introduced a whole new retelling of Shakespeare’s Othello, one which involved space but it’s also a tale of migrants, humans seeking refuge.  Packed to the rafters with teenagers and adults, More...

By Keira Brown On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW – Bridget Christie Mortal ****

If there is one thing to take away from Bridget Christie’s show at The Stand’s basement, it’s that Penguin should have their next Ladybird book publishing deal all lined up : Christie’s Ladybird Book of More...

By Keira Brown On Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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Edinburgh International Book Festival – The Write to Read: Discussing Dyslexia****

What could be more wonderful than an event at the book festival discussing opening up the beauty of storytelling?! Well that’s precisely what children’s author Vivian French, Barrington Stoke MD, Mairi Kidd More...

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