Tag Archives: Ian Rankin

Louise Rennison’s Kisses And Alan Bissett, Superman

Image: ChildrensStorefront.com I started yesterday off with a good deed and I felt like was on a bit of a high for the rest of the day. A lady sat on the top deck of the bus as it moved … Continue reading

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Poetry, Prose And Plays

Image: mangpage Scotland’s last minute loss to Wales at rugby on Saturday was a huge blow. For the first time in a long time Scotland played like a team that knew what they were doing. With no fear and renewed … Continue reading

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Focussing On What Matters

Image: RollingStone.com The weather held yesterday, but only just, teetering on the edge of a humidity-fuelled downpour for most of the day, threatening warm rain, which thankfully never came. Not that I would have noticed anyway, trapped in my large … Continue reading

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Banks, Bissett and Beer

Image: EdinburghGuide.com I had a fantastic evening at the Edinburgh Book Festival last night, the kind of evening that is as much relaxing and enjoyable as it is motivational and thought provoking. After battling with the rush hour traffic I … Continue reading

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A Wider Horizon

Image: nxb I don’t have that much to say from this weekend, other than I wasn’t feeling myself and I’m not sure why. I’m not depressed or anything clinical, just pissed off with certain things, which when it happens, affects … Continue reading

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Fun On Lothian Buses #786

Image: edinburghblog.co.uk Will it ever end with Lothian Buses? God forbid any of their current batch of drivers should end up driving the trams when they arrive, or nothing much of anything will change. Today’s tale comes straight out of … Continue reading

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Meltdown

Image: Image Editor Thursday … I can’t believe I slept in this morning. I should never have stayed up so late reading Rankin’s new book, Doors Open. Serves me right, and it knocked me right off my plans for the … Continue reading

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Night At The Parliament

I read the first four chapters of Rankin’s new novel last night, and I’ve got to say it’s brilliant – even before all the juicy stuff begins. For all those critics that say Rankin is a one-character man, they should … Continue reading

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Day 8 At The Edinburgh Book Festival

I’m way behind with my Slick synopsis from where I wanted to be at this point in Augist, but I’m not going to berate myself for no doing so. I think you can tell by reading this blog over the … Continue reading

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Day 7 At The Book Festival

I had rather an annoying wee hangover today, making the day job a major inconvenience and the two events I had booked at the Edinburgh Book Festival less appealing than I would have preferred. Still, I battled on and got … Continue reading

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