Edinburgh Book Festival
Sadly a monsoon-like downpour reduced the size of the audience for Hilary Roberts, but those who braved the elements were treated to a fascinating hour of pictures from her new book, 'The Great War -
An appearance by Nicholas Parsons is always a highlight of the Edinburgh International Book Festival and this year was no exception.
In Charles Ferguson's excellent documentary Inside Job, Nouriel Roubini (famously dubbed Dr Doom for his accurate prognostications of
This event, offered by Publishing Scotland, and chaired by Jenny Brown, attempted to look at the responsibilities of publishers in Scotland to reflect the nation.
This was quite simply pure entertainment and an hour of brilliant humour!
No subject could be more topical than looking at the Middle East today and all the problems that it faces. No surprise then that this event, which was supported by Baillie Gifford, was a sell-out.
Paddy Ashdown is well known to Edinburgh Book Festival audiences, so Peter Gutteridge was able to give him the briefest of introductions before retiring from the stage.
Anyone passing by the Baillie Gifford Main Tent at the Book Festival on Thursday lunchtime could be forgiven for thinking there was a brilliant comedy act on stage, given the uproarious laughter and a
‘Embattled’ might seem an odd choice of word to describe Henry McLeish, former First Minister and David Torrance, political journalist, but the debate on the Scottish Referendum has produced stranger
Mikhail Lermontov (1814-41) was remarkably proud of his Scottish ancestry, traceable to the Learmonths of Crail in Fife, although Lermontov himself believed he descended from Thomas the Rhymer.