City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Book Festival

Edinburgh Book Festival, Magical Mystery Tour: Paula Hawkins and Esmahan Aykol, Review


There can’t be many people who have not heard of the phenomenal success of “The Girl on the Train” a psychological thriller by Paula Hawkins, the number one in UK hardback book chart for a record brea

Edinburgh Book Festival: Iain Mcwhirter; Scotland's Democratic Revolution, Review

The title of Iain Macwhirter’s event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival - ‘Scotland’s Democratic Revolution’ – had a dramatic tone, but whether dramatic upsets were the cause of the massive

Edinburgh Book Festival: Max Adams; Journeys Through Britain's Dark Ages, Review

Archaeologist and author Max Adams is at the Edinburgh International Book Festival to promote his most recent work, ‘In the Land of Giants’.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Matthew Qvortrup on "The Most Powerful Woman on the Planet"

Matthew Ovortrup's book on Angela Merkel was hugely popular and the Studio Theatre in Charlotte Square Garden was full.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Frederick Forsyth With Ian Rankin, Is this a Memoir or a Thriller?


Ian Rankin introduced Frederick Forsyth to the packed house by wondering if his new book 'The Outsider' was actually a new thriller or Forsyth's autobiography?

Edinburgh Book Festival: Anjan Sundaram: The Journalists Battling for Free Speech

The session with Anjan Sundaram with Jenny Niven in the Chair deserved to be better attended - the presentation hall was only about three quarters full, however, the subject and the content of Sundara

Edinburgh Book Festival: Mervyn King: Making Banking Better Review

The appearance of Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England, produced a predictably very respectable turnout in the Baillie Gifford Main Tent at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Max Hastings: How Spies Shaped World War Two

Author and journalist Magnus Linklater was in the Chair, to introduce Max Hastings as someone who has a thorough grasp of the history of the Second World War and warfare in general.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Malcolm Rifkind, Memoir of an Edinburgh Man, Review

This was a politician at his best! Malcolm Rifkind was in ebullient mood when he spoke to a full house at the Edinburgh Book Festival and introducing his new memoir, "Politics and Pragmatism".

Edinburgh Book Festival: Kirsty Luck and Willy Maley - Scotland and the Easter Rising

Professor Willy Maley and post-graduate student Kirsty Luck have edited one among the more valuable productions commemorating the Irish Rising of 1916.