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Stephen McGinty & Daniel Pick, DanceBase x 4

Can’t believe I’ve left it three days to post these, clearly I’m not as organised as I thought I was!  This is the last batch of festival stories, because I’m off to start New Job tomorrow.  There may be the … Continue reading

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Book festival special

And a special book festival it is too!  I am having a brilliant time.  Lovely atmosphere. I’m a bit behind with blogging so let’s have a quick catch-up of the last couple of days (not in order.  Maybe in order … Continue reading

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AL Kennedy, Danny MacAskill, Story Shop and poeting

AL Kennedy‘s talk at the book festival was an easy sell to me.  In fact, it’s one of the very few events that I bought a ticket to on the first day they were released because I knew I would … Continue reading

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How to survive the Titanic

My first event of the book festival last night! I love the book festival – such a massive programme right on our doorstep (though I was also lucky where I lived before, which was midway between Hay-on-Wye and Cheltenham). The … Continue reading

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Lyrics Alley by Leila Aboulela – an appreciation

I was going to call this a review, but it’s not. It’s not at all. It’s just me blathering on about a book I like, and thinking you might like it too. Here’s the book that’s been cheering me up … Continue reading

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Reading under the covers

Every now and again, I get asked if I’d like to join a bookclub.  Every time, I’m surprised by how viscerally I object to the idea.  It’s nice to discuss books with people and I often read books that I’ve … Continue reading

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Poetry at Blackwell’s

At the writing group I go to, we’re encouraged to bring in details of ‘writery’ events in Edinburgh and one that turned up was a flyer for a fab poetry reading in Blackwell’s last night. It was a great line-up, … Continue reading

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