Edinburgh City Libraries support the Just Read campaign

Today Edinburgh City Libraries announce their support of ITV Good Morning Britain’s ‘Just Read’ campaign, to encourage parents and carers to spend ten minutes reading with their children every day. The campaign, which is supported by national charity The Reading Agency and children’s publisher Puffin, will see 200 libraries across the UK, including More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, September 7th, 2014
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Edinburgh Schools – enter now to win cash for your libraries

EDINBURGH SCHOOLS SET FOR LIBRARY ENERGISER Survey of parents in the Edinburgh & Lothians reveals 47 per cent have at some point been concerned about school facilities ScottishPower Foundation will celebrate More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Friday, September 5th, 2014
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Meet Joan Rowe this week at Linlithgow’s own independent bookshop

This evening Edinburgh-based author Joan Rowe will be at Far From The Madding Crowd bookshop in Linlithgow to talk about her book, Duty. Duty is a work of fiction based on the diary kept by Albert Anderson, who More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Scottish Book Trust Children’s Book shortlist announced

Scottish Book Trust is delighted to announce today that three Edinburgh-based authors Alexander McCall Smith, Gill Arbuthnot and William Sutcliffe have been shortlisted for this year’s Scottish Children’s Book More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Monday, August 18th, 2014
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Hugo Award for Edinburgh-Based Author

Congratulations today to sci-fi and fantasy author Charles Stross, who has just won a Hugo Award for his novella Equoid. The Hugo Awards are science fiction’s most prestigious prizes, voted on by members More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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The Edinburgh International Book Festival – Stuart MacBride: brains, bad language and a skeleton called Bob

Chairpersons of some sessions at The Edinburgh International Book Festival are excellent (Stuart Kelly, Richard Holloway, I’m looking at you..), some are a little less impressive.  If his first few lines More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
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Scotland’s Castles: Rescued, Rebuilt and Reoccupied

Summer 1997: a family is driving down the A75 on its way home from a holiday.  At the side of the road is a sign, ‘Castle for Sale.’ How many of us, at that point, would have said ‘how lovely, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, July 7th, 2014
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Anniversary edition of Scott’s Waverley

Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley: Newly adapted for the modern reader by Jenni Calder is being published 200 years after the original appearance of the first of the Waverley novels and the birth of the historical More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Sunday, July 6th, 2014
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The Rhesus Chart: Edinburgh author’s new novel

Charlie Stross is jet-lagged, or so he says.  No-one would know it; even after several long-haul flights this man is a powerhouse of energy (one does wonder what he’s like when he’s not tired…) More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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The Edinburgh Reporter chats to David Munro

David Munro was born and brought up in Granton. He had a successful career as a marketing professional and still does. But he is also now a published author. That seems to be the stuff of dreams, but in his case More...