Mother Tongue Other Tongue

Linguistic Award for young Edinburgh Poets   The multilingual talents of budding young poets from two Edinburgh schools were celebrated at a prestigious award ceremony in Glasgow. Students from The Royal High School and George Heriot’s used their language skills to create and share poetry for this year’s Mother Tongue Other Tongue multilingual More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Blackwell’s Book Group – hear what they thought of Icelandic crime

The book group at Blackwell’s have been reading Icelandic crime. Yrsa Sigurdardottir is a writer of crime fiction and children’s fiction and the book group read Last Rituals. This was the first in the Thora Gudmundsdottir More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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Blackwell’s book recommendations for gardeners

Blackwell’s on South Bridge has a massive collection of books on all imaginable subjects. This month they have chosen three of their favourites from the gardening section to help you get off on the right foot More...

By Nigel Duncan On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
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Teacher Claire wins prize for top teen book

Claire McFall has been named the winner of the first Scottish Teenage Book Prize for her third novel, Black Cairn Point. She beat off competition from Keith Gray’s The Last Soldier and Silver Skin by Joan Lennon More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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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 More...

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...