City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Book Festival


Edinburgh Book Festival: Phillipe Sands, The Frederick Hood Memorial Lecture, Review

Phillipe Sands’ event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival proved to be one of the most genuinely stimulating and thought–provoking thus far.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Stewart Lee: Britain Through the Eyes of a Comedy Stalwart, Review

While David Mitchell was on holiday, stand-up comedian Stewart Lee had the opportunity to take his place as a columnist for the Observer and his latest book, Content Provider, is a collection

Edinburgh Book Festival: Sue Perkins: Baked to Imperfection, Review

Comedian Sue Perkins was appearing ostensibly to promote her autobiographical, debut book "Spectacles" which was published in October 2015.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Joan Bakewell, The Ideas that Shaped Me, Review

Joan Bakewell belied her age, which apparently is eighty three, and looked stunning in an orange coat with her blonde hair, carefully arranged for this appearance!

Edinburgh Book Festival: Kenny MacAskill: Unlocking Lockerbie, Review

For some people their careers are defined by a single issue, so said Ruth Wishart who was chairing the session with Kenny MacAskill, the former Scottish Justice Secretary, who was discussing his book,

Edinburgh International Book Festival, Alexander McCall Smith, Edinburgh's Most Eloquent, Review

Alexander McCall Smith

How can you describe such a literary phenomenon as Alexander McCall Smith?

Edinburgh Book Festival: Gregor Fisher, "Tough Childhood of a Comedy Hero", Review

Gregor Fisher wheeled in Melanie Reid who was in a wheelchair following a riding accident some years ago and then said in his very Glasgow voice, "Hello Edinburgh" which brought the house down!

Edinburgh Book Festival: "Afternoon Tea with Sue Lawrence - Mouthwatering Mysteries", Review

This special event, in the Charlotte Square Garden Spiegeltent, was preceded by an excellent afternoon with tea (or coffee) and an individual platter of sandwiches, a scone with strawberry jam and cre

Edinburgh Book Festival: Oleg Kashin and Andrey Kurkov; Political Parables and Putin's Russia

Absurdism and satire have been healthy strands in Russian literature for a very long time.

Edinburgh Book Festival: Debut Thriller from BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner

Al Senter, who was in the Chair, first asked BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner what made him decide to try writing a thriller?