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Edinburgh: a book lover’s tour

As covid restrictions are finally gone, it’s a wonderful time to explore our city and some of the unique resources and sites available in our UNESCO City of Literature. For those of you new to town, and to those a little bit more settled, hopefully, this quick guide offers you something to discover and a […]

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Arundhati Roy with Nicola Sturgeon

A wide-ranging conversation beginning with her foray into writing and her work as a political activist in India, Nicola Sturgeon’s discussion with Arundhati Roy is an illuminating insight into the current political scene in India. The hour-long discussion touches on Roy’s previously published books, with select readings of passages from The Ministry of Utmost Happiness […]

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Edinburgh International Book Festival: Revolting Women – Helen Pankhurst and Fern Riddell With Adele Patrick

Two days before the closure of the Edinburgh Book Festival, three empowered and inspirational women – Helen Pankhurst, Fern Riddell and Adele Patrick – discussed about suffragettes, feminism and women’s current position. The discussion was motivated by Pankhurst’s book Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights – Then and Now and Riddell’s book Death […]

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Edinburgh International Book Festival: Inspiring Women with Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton is not known only as the daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton. She is also known for being the Vice President of the Clinton foundation and her endless efforts of wanting to make the world a better place. She Persisted and She Persisted around the World are two books that each include a […]

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Edinburgh International Book Festival: Darryl Cunningham & Ursula Martin

“Nikola Tesla wasn’t a magician” and “Ada Lovelace introduced loops in her diagram of calculations” were some of the very interesting things discussed by Darryl Cunningham and Professor Ursula Martin at their presentation on the fourth day of the Edinburgh Book Festival. Cunningham, who prefers the title “cartoonist” than “graphic artist or journalist”, talked about […]

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A Graphic Novel of Women

We Shall Fight until We Win is a graphic novel of women in politics, an idea motivated by the celebration of 100 years of women having the right to vote. Writing about women in the form of comics is not new for BHP Comics, since they had earlier published The Mighty Women of Science, which […]

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Book Fest 2015: John Boyne – Bringing it All Back Home

Monday, 24th August Chaired by Al Senter The Spiegeltent   Perhaps best known amongst book fans as the author of The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne is a versatile writer. Joining Al Senter in the wonderful Spiegeltent, Boyne was keen to talk about both his new novel, A History of Loneliness and his […]

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Book Fest 2015: Mark Levisohn – How the Fab Four Made History

Monday, August 24th Chaired by Al Senter Baillie Gifford Main Theatre   This event was set to be a treat to any Beatles fans, and so it was. Mark Levisohn, one of the world’s leading historians on the now infamous group, joined up with writer Al Senter to chat about the first book in a […]