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Competition – win a signed copy of Lari Don’s new book Mind Blind

Lari Don is an Edinburgh-based writer who has just published her latest book Mind Blind, written for young adults. This is what she says about it:-”Ciaran Bane is a criminal with a very useful talent: he can read minds. But his skill comes at a price, and often feels more like a curse than a gift. Lucy Shaw’s sister has just been murdered, More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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World Book Night in Edinburgh

On 23 April 2014 Edinburgh libraries will be celebrating World Book Night in partnership with The Reading Agency by hosting free events across the Capital to champion reading in local communities. The celebrations More...

By Reader On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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An evening with Mark Z Danielewski

BREAKING THE VESSEL – AN EVENING WITH MARK Z DANIELEWSKI ‘All writers are control freaks’ – or so says Mark Danielewski. He should know – last Hallowe’en he orchestrated a performance of his new novel More...

By Reader On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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John Connolly presents The Wolf in Winter

THE IMPORTANCE OF NOT STANDING BY Writer John Connolly on moral heroes, mixed genres – and middle-aged men. John Connolly has updated his image. He’s even bought a new waistcoat – ‘the middle-aged man’s More...

By Holly Jones On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Review : The Basement Bar

The  Basement Bar is widely thought of as a bit of an Edinburgh institution and after its recent make over, Celia and I were looking forward to our dinner. Situated at the top of Broughton Street this bar has More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Off to Brazil for the World Cup?

If you’re lucky enough to be going to Brazil for the World Cup, you might be in a state of feverish excitement by now – and rightly so, whether you’ve got tickets for any of the games or not. Brazil 2014 More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Rebus Rob Roy available at the Caley Bar

  To mark the mention of Edinburgh’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Ian Rankin’s ‘Saints of the Shadow  Bible’ the author was invited to help create a cocktail in the style of the iconic Rebus. Ian Rankin More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Edinburgh’s City Art Centre gets a new painting

The City Art Centre will be showing off a new painting by Scottish artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912 – 2004) in  A-Z: An Alphabetical Tour of Scottish Art, a free exhibition which opens on 26 April 2014 More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Chocolate and Moonlight Sonata set to delight at Jupiter Artland

Jupiter Artland opens on 17 May this year and runs till the end of September with a huge programme of installations, daily performances and solo shows by contemporary artists. This will be one of the venues for More...

By Reader On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Stockbridge Photography Club Photo of the Week

This week’s photo is from Col Walder, who visited Dalhousie Castle just outside the city. The Stockbridge Photography Club is a non profit community club. We don’t have any joining fees, and provide aspiring More...

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