The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea @CarolineleaLea @lcnicol @MichaelJBooks #LoveBooks @edbookfest

Big bookish life moment for me at the Edinburgh International Life Book Festival yesterday. I read a lot of books and of course there are some good ones, great ones and then there are the dazzling gems that blindside you and The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea is one such book. It pushed the boundaries … Continue reading The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea @CarolineleaLea @lcnicol @MichaelJBooks #LoveBooks @edbookfest

Edinburgh International Book Festival Launches 2019 Programme @edbookfest #LoveBooks

We Need New Stories Edinburgh International Book Festival Launches 2019 Programme In an era of contradiction and division the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival invites authors and audiences to find new stories to give meaning to the world. Stories are to society what DNA is to human life – small strings of information which become … Continue reading Edinburgh International Book Festival Launches 2019 Programme @edbookfest #LoveBooks

Day One – Edinburgh International Book Festival @edbookfest #Review #Booktalk

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Greatest Hits ~ @laura_jbarnett @IAMKP @edbookfest @kathwilliamsuk @wnbooks #EventReview

On a dreich wet evening in the Spiegeltent at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017. A ray of sunshine in the form of the talented and effervescent Laura Barnett was present alongside the chair of the evening, award winning singer songwriter Karine Polwart. An event to discuss Laura's newest book The Greatest Hits.  Which takes us … Continue reading Greatest Hits ~ @laura_jbarnett @IAMKP @edbookfest @kathwilliamsuk @wnbooks #EventReview

Alexander McCall Smith ~ @edbookfest @McCallSmith @BirlinnBooks

A very popular event today was Mr Alexander McCall Smith, chaired by David Robinson. A packed audience promptly entered the Baillie Gifford Main Theatre for an hour of book talk, laughter and an unexpected mystery guest. Mr McCall Smith is extremely funny with such an infectious laugh. It was intriguing to hear about his many books … Continue reading Alexander McCall Smith ~ @edbookfest @McCallSmith @BirlinnBooks

Peter May @edbookfest 2017 #Review @authorpetermay @QuercusBooks

I had a fabulous first event of the day with the talented and fascinating Peter May, chaired by Brian Taylor.Although I was 40 minutes early the queue was winding its way amongst the tents till it met itself at the other end. The anticipation and chat amongst the crowd were infectious.It was a brilliant hour … Continue reading Peter May @edbookfest 2017 #Review @authorpetermay @QuercusBooks

The Heart’s Invisible Furies @john_boyne @DoubledayUK @edbookfest #EventReview

Day 2 at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017, the highlight of the day for me was the John Boyne event, chaired by Janet Ellis. Held in the Spiegeltent the event was sold out and I felt incredibly blessed to be attending. Joanne Baird from Portobello Book Blog was the first person to introduce me … Continue reading The Heart’s Invisible Furies @john_boyne @DoubledayUK @edbookfest #EventReview

A Country Road, A Tree By Jo Baker ~ @Edbookfest #Review

Jo Baker was this afternoons event for us at The Edinburgh International Festival 2017. Chaired by Alexandria Lawrie. A Country Road, A Tree by Jo Baker is nominated for a James Tait Black Fiction 2017 award. A fascinating insight into why Ms. Baker chose the theme of Samuel Beckett.  It turns out Ms Baker is … Continue reading A Country Road, A Tree By Jo Baker ~ @Edbookfest #Review

The Fact Of Body @alexandriaml @valmcdermid @edbookfest #Review

Alexandria Marzano ~ Lesnevich was inspired to write her book after viewing a video tape of Rick Langley confessing to the murder of a six-year-old boy and having an overwhelming feeling of wanting him to die for his crime. Val McDermid chaired the event which I surprisingly found to be very emotional. Val was the … Continue reading The Fact Of Body @alexandriaml @valmcdermid @edbookfest #Review

Paula Hawkins @Edbookfest #IntoTheWater @randallwrites #Review

Paula Hawkins was at the festival to talk about her new book Into The Water. Lee Randall was chairing the event which I was extremely excited about as I love Ms Randalls interviewing style, with her passion and knowledge for all things bookish Ms Randall really get's to the core and heart of the story … Continue reading Paula Hawkins @Edbookfest #IntoTheWater @randallwrites #Review