Edinburgh International Book Festival. Live and Deadly Blog #3. Sam Bourne aka Jonathan Freedland @EdBookFest

Sam Bourne, or as he is known in real life, Guardian journalist Jonathan Freedland was interviewed by his long term friend Alan Little who began by asking him what the difference is between Jonathan Freedland and Sam Bourne? Jonathan answered by saying that when he is writing as a journalist he can take an ideaContinue reading “Edinburgh International Book Festival. Live and Deadly Blog #3. Sam Bourne aka Jonathan Freedland @EdBookFest”

Wednesday 15 August 2018 Joanna Cannon and Jess Kidd chaired by Jenny Brown @JoannaCannon @JessKiddHerself @AgentJenny @EdBookFest #edbookfest

  I’d heard so much about Three Things About Elsie hat getting to a panel session with her was a must and she was brilliantly paired with Jess Kidd, author of The Hoarder. For both authors, these are their second books and both books share common themes of ageing, and memory loss, both use humour andContinue reading “Wednesday 15 August 2018 Joanna Cannon and Jess Kidd chaired by Jenny Brown @JoannaCannon @JessKiddHerself @AgentJenny @EdBookFest #edbookfest”

Tuesday 14 August. Denise Mina and Liam McIlvanney chaired by Stuart Kelly. @DameDeniseMina @LiamMcIlvanney @EdBookFest #edbookfest

The last session of Tuesday was at 20.45.i was in 2 minds about going to this one as I am really fortunate in having heard both authors a number off times recently. But The Long Drop and The Quaker (links are to my reviews) are both books that have been outstanding and immediately shot toContinue reading “Tuesday 14 August. Denise Mina and Liam McIlvanney chaired by Stuart Kelly. @DameDeniseMina @LiamMcIlvanney @EdBookFest #edbookfest”

Edinburgh Book Festival 14th August 2018 Louis de Bernières @EdBookFest

My first session today was Hannah Beckerman talking to acclaimed novelist Louis de Bernières. In Edinburgh to discuss his latest novel, So Much Life Left Over, the second book in a trilogy that he has been planning and thinking about since the mid 1990’s. The first book in the trilogy (though Bernières says he hasContinue reading “Edinburgh Book Festival 14th August 2018 Louis de Bernières @EdBookFest”

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