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Alexander McCall Smith at Charleston Festival, 28.05.18
28 May 2018
Alexander McCall Smith is one of our most versatile men of letters. He simultaneously maintains five series of novels for adults and five for children, plus many one-off titles and a roster of academic books relating to his role as Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at Edinburgh University. But...
Alexander McCall Smith at Blackwell's Oxford Westgate, 30.05.18
30 May 2018
Blackwell’s Bookshop at Westgate is delighted to welcome Alexander McCall Smith to Oxford for an evening celebrating 20 years of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. This year, 2018, marks the 20th anniversary of first publication of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. The book has fans...
Alan Taylor at East Kilbride Central Library, 31.05.18
31 May 2018
Join author and journalist Alan Taylor as he discusses his friendship with Muriel Spark one of Scotland's finest and most internationally respected authors. In his book Appointment in Arezzo he shares an intimate, fond and funny memoir of one of the greatest novelists of the last century...
Robert J. Harris at The John Buchan Museum, 13.06.18
13 June 2018
Join Robert J. Harris at the John Buchan Story Museum, to celebrate the launch of the latest Richard Hannay adventure out now in paperback.  June 1940.  As German troops pour across France, the veteran soldier and adventurer Richard Hannay is called back into...
Allan Massie at Borders Book Festival, 14.06.18
14 June 2018
The Ragged Lion  is a work of brilliance by one of Scotland’s very greatest novelists. Voted one of the ten best-ever works of historical fiction, this is an apparently fictional memoir by Walter Scott, discovered in the library of an Italian countess. And yet, more than any...
Mary Contini at Borders Book Festival, 15.06.18
15 June 2018
Dear Alfonso: An Italian Feast of Love and Laughter  is the third in Mary’s acclaimed series about her Scottish-Italian family and is a heart-warming celebration of life and living, illustrated with archive family images and packed with anecdote, humour and history plus more than...
Alan Taylor and Ian Rankin on Muriel Spark, Borders Book Festival - 15.06.18
15 June 2018
On the centenary of Muriel Spark’s birth, Ian and Alan talk about the life and work of one of the greatest novelists of the last century. Much more than the author of  The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie , Spark’s novels helped define a post-war generation. In  Appointment...
Alexander McCall Smith at Borders Book Festival, 17.06.18
17 June 2018
It is 20 years since the  No1 Ladies Detective Agency  was published and since then a glorious torrent of fiction has flowed from Sandy’s keyboard. This year alone will see three new novels and three new children’s novels as well as the libretto for an opera and two...
Struan Stevenson at National Library of Scotland, 19.06.18
19 June 2018
Struan Stevenson will talk about his fascinating and unusual history book, 'The Course of History'. The book examines how food and drink have influenced the outcomes of 10 of the most resonant moments in history. With re-imagined recipes of the meals consumed, this talk will shed new...