Nick Sharratt wins the 2017 Bookbug Picture Book Prize

‘In quiet times and sleepy times a child can dwell in thoughts of his own, and in songs and stories of his own.’ Although children’s author Margaret Wise Brown wrote these words over fifty years ago, they are still just as true today. Children need ‘quiet times and sleepy times’ all the more in our frenetic 21st century More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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The Girl on the Train tops Edinburgh Libraries lending lists

In Edinburgh the library service has just counted up the most borrowed books of 2016, and it turns out we like crime and mystery best of all. And whether it is in book form or as an electronic download, The Girl More...

By Kerry Teakle On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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Books – Secret Edinburgh

Overflowing with the hustle and bustle of tourists, many will be surprised to discover that Edinburgh is also peppered with hidden gems that even the locals don’t always know about. Did you know for example More...

By John Hislop On Thursday, December 15th, 2016
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Millie Gray chats to the Edinburgh Reporter about her latest book

Acclaimed Leith author Millie Gray’s eagerly awaited book, ‘Moving On’ was published in October and the inspirational 82-year-old ’Arts Champion for Older People in Scotland’ has kindly taken time out More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, December 10th, 2016
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The Edinburgh Reporter meets Edinburgh author Janice Cairns

Recently in Edinburgh we have been enjoying the tale of Alice in Wonderland which is playing at the Lyceum, and in January a musical adaptation called simply Wonderland starring Wendi Peters is also coming More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, November 28th, 2016
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Win a signed copy of Alan Cumming’s new book here!

Alan Cumming was in town for a book signing at Blackwells The Scottish actor who has made it to Broadway, winning a Tony along the way among many awards, and who wowed us during the 2016 Festival with his show at More...

By admin On Saturday, November 26th, 2016
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Books : Blasts from the past in Marie Macpherson’s new book

Words and photos by Roddy Martine For going on five centuries the Scottish psyche has been overshadowed by the spectre of John Knox, founder of the Church of Scotland. Firebrand of hell and damnation, religious More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Saturday, November 26th, 2016
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Rupert Wolfe Murray: Stories from the Road

Gap years – they cost money, right? Your trip is organised by a company, your parents and granny feel obliged to chip in with large donations towards your ‘target’, you travel with a group, spend More...

By John Preece On Friday, November 25th, 2016
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2016 Saltire Society Book of the Year

 2016 Saltire Society Book of the Year is “..visionary and profound” poetry collection A poetry collection by Stirling University Professor Kathleen Jamie has beaten off stiff competition from publications More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
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Costa Book Awards 2016 – Maggie O’Farrell shortlisted!

Edinburgh based author Maggie O’Farrell has been shortlisted in the Novel award category of the Costa Book Awards 2016 which have just been announced. Her novel This Must be the Place published by Tinder Press More...