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5 things to do for free during the Edinburgh Festival – #3 Browse the books in Charlotte Square

The Edinburgh International Book Festival began on Saturday and runs until the 29th of August from its encampment of tents in Charlotte Square Gardens.  Last year I wrote, a little belatedly, about some of the events I had attended, but even … Continue reading

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Reading Resolutions and Literary Travels

My two person book group went for a new year’s walk last weekend (for more on my book group bigamy see https://profusionofeccentricities.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/dear-reader/).  Amidst the general catching up and blowing away of Christmas cobwebs our thoughts turned to the reading year ahead. Our … Continue reading

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Station Eleven – A Review

Last month the stars aligned and both my book groups read the same book.  Well.  That’s not quite true.  I started reading Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven for one group and, only a chapter in, was so keen to … Continue reading

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Dear Reader

I suppose it is only logical that to be a good writer you first have to be a good reader.  It would be a very rare bloom indeed that flourished without at least some roots in the nourishing humus of … Continue reading

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