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If it weren’t for Paul Auster…

If you’ve read the biography page on my website, you’ll have come across the mention of a writer called Paul Auster. And if you’ve known me long enough, you’ll recognise that same writer as one who is regularly mentioned or … 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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Old Morris Vans and Brand New Books

Image: Wikimedia.org Very slow day at the day job yesterday. The morning dragged like an exhaust scraping along behind the back of an old Morris van, so I cheered myself up by booking a table for two this Saturday in … Continue reading

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Coming Down from the Edinburgh Book Festival

Image: Horia Varlan So, the Edinburgh Book Festival is over and Charlotte Square has emptied of human life. Already it feels like another time as I adjust back into the normality of daily life: the day job, the writing, the … Continue reading

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Day 17: The Final Day of the 2011 Edinburgh Book Festival

Image: EdBookFest Walking up to Charlotte Square for the last time after such an intense, enjoyable and rewarding book festival was a low moment yesterday morning. With a full day still ahead of me, though, the magic was still there … Continue reading

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Day 16 at the Edinburgh Book Festival

Image: EdBookFest It’s the penultimate day of the Edinburgh Book Festival. It’s all beginning to get reflective and a touch sad to realise that after today it will all be over for another year. That doesn’t mean for a moment, … Continue reading

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Day 15 at the Edinburgh Book Festival

table style=float: left; border=0 width=170 tbody tr tdimg src=https://colingalbraith.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/eibf_colour_logo1.jpg alt=Day 15 at the Edinburgh Book Festival width=170 align=left //td /tr tr td align=centeremImage: EdBookFest/em/td /tr /tbody /table strongMelvyn Bragg/strong As one of a very small group of writers who attended … Continue reading

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