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Kevin MacNeil at Blackwells South Bridge, Edinburgh: The Diary of Archie the Alpaca
17 October 2017
If you haven't yet met Archie the Alpaca, now's your chance. Prolific writer, social observer, grassiccino drinker, occasional dancer and loyal friend, Archie sees the world like no-one else. Gathered here are his thoughts, feelings, loves, hates and everything in between....
Sheila Szatkowski at Central Library: Enlightenment Edinburgh
18 October 2017
During the 18th century, Edinburgh was the intellectual hub of the Western world. If Edinburgh was the beating heart of the Scottish Enlightenment then its physical embodiment was the New Town and the great civic improvements in the old medieval city. In this informative and highly illustrated...
Gerald Weiner and Margaret M. Dunlop at Weiner Library, London: Goodbye Berlin
18 October 2017
Wed 18 Oct 2017   Time:  6:30pm - 8pm   This book talk has been organised in order to mark the publication of the paperback edition of  Goodbye Berlin . The evening will feature words from author Margaret M. Dunlop, and Gerald Wiener will...
Chris Fleet at Dundee Literary Festival
19 October 2017
Chris Fleet has worked with map collections at the National Library of Scotland since 1994, mainly focusing on modern and historical digital mapping, and making  historical maps available online . He has researched, written and spoken widely on these subjects and on maps of...
Joan Lennon at Dundee Literary Festival: Walking Mountain
20 October 2017
Joan Lennon is a Canadian Scot who lives and writes in the Kingdom of Fife, just across the bridge from Dundee. She is currently the Royal Literary Fellow for the University of Dundee, supporting students across all disciplines. Her books have travelled the world and been...
Mary Contini at Colonsay Food Festival: Dear Alfonso
20 October 2017
Following the successful publication of Dear Francesca and Dear Olivia, bestselling author, Mary Contini picks up the thread of her family story from 1934 in Pozzuoli, Naples, following the commercial success of the family business – Edinburgh’s acclaimed Valvona &...
Ian Buxton at Raworths Harrogate International Festival: 101 Gins
21 October 2017
Ian Buxton has been working in and around the whisky industry for close to 30 years, but has been drinking professionally for a good deal longer. He began writing regularly for Whisky Magazine shortly after it launched, and now also writes in a variety of trade and consumer titles here...
Angus Roxburgh at Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival: Moscow Calling
22 October 2017
Former BBC and Sunday Times Moscow correspondent Angus Roxburgh looks at the legacy of communism and Russia’s place in the world today. He introduces his new book, Moscow Calling, a memoir of 45 years’ studying and working in Russia – a quirky, beautiful, tumultuous world...
Stuart Cosgrove at Waterstones Byres Road, Glasgow: Memphis 68
25 October 2017
On Wednesday 25th Ocotber we will be having the amazing Stuart Cosgrove in store to talk about his latest book 'Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul'. In the 1950s and 1960s, Memphis, Tennessee, was the launch pad of musical pioneers such as Aretha Franklin, Elvis...
Jan Patience and Louise Wyllie at Faclan Book Festival: Arrivals and Sailings,
26 October 2017
The Making of George Wyllie  has been co-written by his elder daughter, Louise Wyllie, and arts journalist Jan Patience. Containing never-before-seen images and fresh insight into his influences and early life, this book seeks to answer questions about the forces which shaped...