Books – James Dashner at Assembly Roxy

James Dashner and Luke Franks James Dashner, author of the well-loved Scorch Trials excited more than just the teenagers in Edinburgh’s Assembly Roxy last Friday.  Celebrating the release of The Scorch Trials film, US author, James Dashner, made a rare visit to the UK for a one-off event in Edinburgh to meet fans of both the books and the film franchise. More...

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By Rosemary Kaye On Sunday, October 25th, 2015

The 19th Edinburgh Independent and Radical Book Fair

From Romeo and Juliet in Palestine to Travels in North Korea, the 2015 Edinburgh Independent and Radical Book Fair journeys far and wide. This alternative festival, organised by Word Power Books and encompassing More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Museum of Childhood taking part in nationwide Harry Potter competition

MAGIC OF HARRY POTTER AT THE MUSEUM Visitors to the Museum of Childhood in Edinburgh will picture the magic of Harry Potter as part of a nationwide competition with Bloomsbury Children’s Books. Launching More...

By Keira Brown On Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Cold Shot by Steve Christie

Hailing from Aberdeen, now living in Edinburgh, Steve Christie treats us to the second in his instalments of D.I. Buchanan, and the high-paced crime set in his preceding city. Cold Shot follows the careers of More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Monday, September 21st, 2015

The Last Treasure Hunt: Jane Alexander at Edinburgh Central Library

When Jane Alexander was a little girl, the highlight of her country holidays was the annual treasure hunt; she loved it so much she even asked her Dad to set one up back in their Aberdeen garden – in a blizzard. More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Edinburgh authors to the fore in the Scottish Children’s Book Awards

Great news from the Scottish Book Trust! Edinburgh-based authors have dominated the shortlist for the 2016 Scottish Children’s Book Awards, with four out of the nine shortlisted authors hailing from the city. (Lovely More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, August 24th, 2015

Books – Project Fear promises to lift the lid on #indyref

On the first anniversary of the Scottish independence referendum, a new tell-all book will lift the lid on the tactics and tensions behind Better Together and the subsequent general election campaign that left More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Literary Flavours: Italian Book Week in Stockbridge

One of my favourite parts of Brideshead Revisited takes place in Venice, when Sebastian Flyte flings open the shutters of his father’s palazzo to reveal the Grand Canal in More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Paris Kiss: the story of Rodin, Camille Claudel and Jessie Lipscombe

What do people usually do on their honeymoons? Before you answer, let me tell you what journalist Maggie Ritchie did; she found the inspiration for her first novel – and no, it wasn’t 50 Shades of anything. More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Friday, May 22nd, 2015

James Runcie: my work is where death and comedy meet

James Runcie has just been stuck in the lift at Blackwell’s – ‘The calm preparation has gone’. Except of course it hasn’t; without missing a beat he launches into his funny, interesting, More...