EIBF 2015 Preview: that’s a wrap

With summer having lasted about three hours this year and Edinburgh weather today looking more like December, we can only hope that things will have brightened up by August in time for the Edinburgh International Book Festival which, as you might have noticed, I'm trying to preview in full before tickets go on sale tomorrow... Continue Reading →

EIBF 2015 Preview: the final furlongs

Welcome to the penultimate post in our series of recommendations for this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival. We'll stop bothering you soon. With the concerning news that Alasdair Gray has been badly injured in a fall, we hope he recovers fully and soon. This world needs daft, funny, cantankerous old sods like him, and the... Continue Reading →

EIBF 2015 Preview: week two, bring it on

The blog series that you'll most likely be reading next year (if last year's post statistics are anything to go by) charges on into the second week of this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival, and after all the excitement of Saturday's big hitters, there's a more low-key, eclectic feel as we head back to the... Continue Reading →

EIBF 2015 Preview: this is hwæt we want

Welcome to the latest slab of Edinburgh International Book Festival recommendations. The Babble On programme really hits its stride and there's one guest in particular on Saturday night whose presence absolutely took me by surprise. So, let's crack on with another two days of EIBF 2105 highlights. Friday 21st This year's illustrator in residence is... Continue Reading →

EIBF 2015 Preview: tearing through the week

There are plenty of strands in this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival programme — Staying Well, Changing Britain, The Changing Middle East and many more — but I'm beginning to notice one that's unofficial yet definitely there at EIBF 2015: 'Stealth Who Fans'. You'll see what I mean. Tuesday 18th I'll start with a first-thing... Continue Reading →

EIBF 2015 Preview: the opening weekend

The Edinburgh International Book Festival programme flopped through the door last week, and hopefully you all have yours too, because it's quite a line-up. The really good stuff has a habit of clustering around the final weekend, presumably to ensure there's been enough time to sell them out, but there are often gems lurking among... Continue Reading →

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