Category Archives: Edinburgh Book Festival

Iain Banks: Scotland Won’t Be The Same

Yesterday was a tough day among the readers and writers of Scotland and far beyond, as Iain Banks went public that he is in the final stages of gall bladder cancer and has been given only months to live. It … Continue reading

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Missing the Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is a week old, kicking off at Charlotte Square last Saturday and by all accounts, it’s going well in what is its 50th year. I say “by all accounts” because so far this year, I’ve … Continue reading

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Keeping the Rudder Straight

Checkout the New Websites As you may have heard, I’ve relaunched my website at http://www.colingalbraith.co.uk, so please pop over and see what you think. If you’re a reader of crime or paranormal fiction, or have maybe read some of my … Continue reading

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The Dawning of a New Era

Image: Kameron Lombard To quote The Specials, this weekend marked what can only be described for me as the dawning of a new era. New Website I launched my new website, chopping off all the unnecessary clutter and focussing the … Continue reading

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A ‘Special’ Day’s Work

Image: KGB Clothing A decent day’s work. My final two blog posts from the West Port Book Festival went live over at my (Unofficial) Edinburgh Book Festival Blog: Click here to read David Gaffney & Hannah McGill. Click here to … Continue reading

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Making an Arse of it at the West Port Book Festival

Image: WPBF Emily Dodd Emily Dodd entertained a full house in West Port’s Edinburgh Books last night, with her own unique brand of poetry and song. Through tales of insomnia as a child, to Percy the Puffin, meeting The Queen, … Continue reading

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Lift Off at the West Port Book Festival

Image: GuerrillaGeek.com West Port Book Festival I nipped up to Peter Bell’s Books in West Port after the day job to collect my tickets for the West Port Book Festival that begins today. Over the next four days I’ll be … Continue reading

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