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Freddy Lowe

Former Literature Editor Writer and Editor for the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Writer and Editor for the 2023 Edinburgh International Book Festival
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EIBF 2023: Kate Mosse – Romance and Revenge on the Barbary Coast

Kate Mosse and Val McDermid sat down together on the last day of the Edinburgh International Book Festival to discuss feminism, crime fiction, The Women’s Prize for Fiction, and –…

EIBF 2023: Flora Fraser on Flora MacDonald

Flora Fraser’s talk at the Edinburgh Book Festival was less of a book event and more of a history lesson. Fraser, who came across as a true and classy expert…

Fringe 2023: A Comedy of Tenors

A Comedy of Tenors, hosted by the Royal Scots Club, is a worthy and feel-good slice of Fringe theatre. At a runtime of roughly two hours (including an interval!), it…

Fringe 2023: Mirandolina

Colin Gregory’s production of Mirandolina, an adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s La Locanderia (“The Mistress at the Inn”) set in the 1960s, was a marvellous addition to this year’s Fringe. One…

Fringe 2023: Julian Clary in Conversation with Christopher Biggins

This one-night show deserved six stars. Julian Clary and Christopher Biggins’ ‘Fringe at Prestonfield’ onstage interview was the perfect feel-good hour: two gentlemen being unapologetically camp, smutty, and uproariously funny…

EIBF 2023: Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Ragnar Jónasson: Partners in Crime

Imagine co-authoring a novel with your Prime Minister. It sounds baffling, especially if you live in the UK (would you co-author something with Boris Johnson or Rishi Sunak?), but it’s…

EIBF 2023: Kim Sherwood: Women in Writing

One delightful bonus of studying at the University of Edinburgh is our proximity to the celebrated Book Festival author Kim Sherwood. Lecturer of Creative Writing at our university, her published…

EIBF 2023: Mikaela Loach, ‘Changing the Climate Narrative’

Usually, one attends a Book Festival event, listens to the talk, plucks up the courage to ask your favourite author a question or get your book signed, and then it’s…