Category Archives: Books and book festivals

About books (mine and other people’s) and book festivals I have visited

Neil Forsyth

Back to the Book Festival again – this time we saw Neil Forsyth talking about his Bob Servant books.  I haven’t laughed so much for a long time! We first heard of Bob Servant on BBC Radio 4, when they … Continue reading

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Tom Devine

Yesterday evening I went to see Tom Devine at the Edinburgh Book Festival.  He was talking about his new book: To the Ends of the Earth, Scotland’s Global Diaspora, 1750-2010.  As usual he was a very entertaining speaker. His main … Continue reading

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My Book

I started writing my book after I decided to research the history of the whole of my street in Victorian times. – 27 houses over 40 years. It is called “Dalrymple Crescent., a snapshot of Victorian Edinburgh ISBN 978-0-9566713-0-1 and … Continue reading

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My new blog

Having written a book in January, with (very) moderate success in selling, I have come back from the Edinburgh Book Festival inspired to do some more promoting of the book.  “Get a blog”  they said – “WordPress is best” they … Continue reading

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