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Day 9 at the Edinburgh Book Festival

Image: EdBookFest The sun shone and the people came—that’s the picture to take from day 9, Sunday at the Edinburgh Book Festival. We sat around, we chatted, we bathed in the sun as it warmed our backs (and bald heads), … Continue reading

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Day 7 at the Edinburgh Book Festival

Image: Porto & Fi The thing about the Edinburgh Book Festival is that you never quite know what’s going to happen next. You find yourself in Charlotte Square in the morning with a coffee in one hand and your tickets … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin: American Ambassador

Image: The Periscope Post Sarah Palin is for Real Twitter throws up the most amazing things sometimes. Occasionally you pick up something someone has said and it totally connects, other times you feel like you want to throttle someone for … Continue reading

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Stepping Back for a Good View

Image: David Dewar Rewards Aplenty Felt dreadful all day yesterday. The weekend’s lack of sleep through the work put in at all hours of the day eventually took its toll. From the moment I woke up I felt out of … Continue reading

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No Sign Of The Seven Year Itch

Image: Unknown Day 2 of the Edinburgh Book Festival and my first full day in the Square. The weather, as it did on Saturday, started off cool and overcast but by lunchtime it was sunny and very warm ,perfect weather … Continue reading

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Why I Write

Image: Burr Marketing In the end I never met my sister yesterday lunchtime—she lost her iPod at work in Glasgow and so never made the train to the Burg until several hours later. By that time I’d been into Leith … Continue reading

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A Bachelor’s Writing Life

Image: U-Handbag It’s a belter of a day outside. The sun is out, there’s no wind, and it puts me in mind to take a book out the back and read for the day. But there is work to be … Continue reading

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Coffee With Hamsun

Image: Guardian.co.uk Edinburgh was mobbed yesterday morning with various events on in the city all at once. Not only was it the second day of the Fringe Festival—the first Saturday therefore the first really busy day—but I saw several stag … Continue reading

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Sinn Fein – Just Another Westminster Fraud Mob

Image: BBC Online The good thing about writing my blogs the following morning as opposed to the night before, is that I get to react faster to anything in the news that catches my eye. Even more so when a … Continue reading

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The Specials, Beltane, and the Man In The East

Image: News of the World The last few days have been incredible. Fast moving, exciting, fulfilling, emotional – all of these and more. To begin, I have to return to the start of the week, but I don’t have much … Continue reading

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