City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Book Festival

Good Grief! - Death comes to the Fringe

This year, the charity-run initiative Death on the Fringe, that aims to get us talking about the one thing that faces us all, returns for its fifth year to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

EIBF 2017: Island Misadventures - Nell Stevens and Anne Cholawo, Review


For anyone interested in travel or world geography, this was a most inspirational discussion - indeed a journey - from the South Atlantic to the Hebrides.

EIBF 2017: Harriet Harman with Ruth Wishart in the Chair, Gender Politics

Ruth Wishart in the Chair, introduced Harriet Harman as someone who had her own set of rules; she was a housewife and a mum - so how did she rise to great heights in the Labour Party as the Deputy Le

EIBF 2017: When Love is a Battlefield, Amanda Craig & Gwendoline Riley, Review

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This joint 'meet the author' event paired two distinctive novelists, Amanda Craig and Gwendoline Riley, whose recent novels both astutely observe the often fractured, fragile flipside to the romantic

EIBF 2017, Richard Ford: Filial Bond, Review

This year, the Edinburgh International Book Festival has been privileged to welcome two of the United States’ most distinguished novelists; Paul Auster is the austerely if bleakly comedic post-modern

EIBF 2017: From Merchiston, with Mirth - Alexander McCall Smith, Review

Alexander McCall Smith .. in the real Scotland Street as featured in his fictional tales.

There is happy buzzing chatter from the capacity audience in the Main Theatre.

EIBF 2017: Nicholas Hytner: Making Theatre Popular

Nicholas Hytner’s ‘Balancing Acts’ is the latest in a considerable line of memoirs produced by former directors of England’s National Theatre.

EIBF 2017: Alexander Moffat and Alan Riach: Framing the Arts Debate

The ‘Bosco Theatre’, one of the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s satellite venues on George Street, seemed an odd choice for situating what proved one of its more stimulating events.

EIBF 2017: Sally Beamish & Evelyn Glennie, Mood Music: Majesty to Melancholy

David Mitchell started by explaining that he was the author and not the comedian!

EIBF 2017: Visions of the Future: Scotland, Edinburgh International Book Festival

This event proved one of the most stimulating and thought provoking this reviewer has thus far attended at the 2017 Edinburgh International Book Festival.