Tag archive for ‘Books’
By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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SCOTLAND THE BEST 100 Places

Pete Irvine may be known as the man who first brought us Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, but he is also an author. SCOTLAND THE BEST 100 Places is an eclectic and very personal mix of the most beautiful and interesting More...

By John Preece On Saturday, March 25th, 2017
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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 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 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 Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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Edinburgh author in the running for a Novella Award

Edinburgh author Christina Neuwirth, 26, has been shortlisted for the literary Novella Award run by Manchester Metropolitan University for her short novel Amphibian. This is the third year that the Novella Award More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, October 3rd, 2016
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Independent and Radical Book Fair 28 – 31 October

The 20th Edinburgh Independent and Radical Book Fair  takes place at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall between 26 and 30 October. The hall becomes a mecca for all forms of literature and is supported by a programme More...

By John Preece On Monday, August 29th, 2016
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2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival – 29th August p.m.

So that’s it over for another year – well closer to 50 weeks, but who’s counting – and the final day saw a couple of big name political figures in the shape of Gordon Brown and, not listed More...

By John Preece On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival – 26th August p.m.

Another day of reschedules, no shows and a didn’t know. Once again the staff tried their best, but…..  More...

By John Preece On Thursday, August 25th, 2016
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2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival – 25th August p.m.

Another afternoon of ‘no shows’ at the allotted time, then all arriving at once. The poor press staff were running all over the place to try and find people. Did their best…… More than can More...

By John Preece On Thursday, August 25th, 2016
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2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival – 24th August p.m. Pt. 2

Later on in the day we were visited round the back of the tent by Sir Vince Cable and another ‘Man Booker Prize Nominee’, Wyn Menmuir.  More...