What is Home? Chaired by Val McDermid with Robin Robertson, Linda Grant and Leila Abouela. @EdBookFest

The Edinburgh International Book Festival theme for 2019 is ‘We Need New Stories’. As part of that strand, there have been sessions on Homelessness, and I had the enormous privilege of attending two of those which have been both profound and educational in the broadest sense. The first of these, chaired by Val McDermid, sawContinue reading “What is Home? Chaired by Val McDermid with Robin Robertson, Linda Grant and Leila Abouela. @EdBookFest”

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018– a final round up @Edbookfest #EdBookFest

I can’t begin to tell you how rich and rewarding my Edinburgh Book Festival was. Although, in the spirit of this blog, I kept in the main to crime writing sessions, you’ll see that one or two of my other personal passions crept in. If you have ever thought about going to the Book Festival,Continue reading “Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018– a final round up @Edbookfest #EdBookFest”

Thursday 16 August 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival. @EdinburghBookFest #EdBookFest

Thursday was another brilliant and eclectic day at the fabulously vibrant Edinburgh Book Festival.   I started my day with a panel session from Andrew Wilson and Nicola Upson. A brilliant pairing, because both writers do something really quite interesting with their crime fiction. Both are writers of what is usually called ‘Golden Age’ crimeContinue reading “Thursday 16 August 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival. @EdinburghBookFest #EdBookFest”

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