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Book events at Blackwell’s in June

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At Blackwell's Edinburgh South Bridge Gordon Lawrie's new book The Blogger who Came in from the Cold will be launched on 12 June 2018. The free event will take place at 6.30pm at the...

Children’s Giving Tree teams up with Blackwell’s

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Blackwell's Book Shop 'plants' a Children's Book Tree for CharityThe Children's Giving Tree is a special way to gift a book to a child in Edinburgh who is living in difficult circumstances over Christmas. In...

Holiday reading suggestions from Blackwells

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The perfect holiday read whatever your holiday destination is. If you have some suggestions then do tell us in the comments section below.The Architect’s Apprentice - Elif Shafak; Tells the story of a young boy and his...

Blackwell’s Book Group – hear what they thought of Icelandic crime

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The book group at Blackwell's have been reading Icelandic crime.Yrsa Sigurdardottir is a writer of crime fiction and children's fiction and the book group read Last Rituals.This was the first in the Thora Gudmundsdottir series of...

Blackwell’s book recommendations for gardeners

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Blackwell's on South Bridge has a massive collection of books on all imaginable subjects. This month they have chosen three of their favourites from the gardening section to help you get off on the...

Umbrellas of Edinburgh: poetry and prose inspired by Scotland’s capital city

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 'These poems and short stories show us that the city is inseparable from its people.' Edinburgh has inspired many writers, from Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson to Ian Rankin and Irvine Welsh. None of...

Scotland Russia Forum – new website is worth a look

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Which country sent the first human into space? Who was Pavlov (and what happened to his dog?) Was Ivan the Terrible really such a baddie? Where can you take a train journey that lasts...

Caledonian Dreaming: Gerry Hassan at Blackwell’s, Edinburgh

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Gerry Hassan knows he's going to vote on 18th September 2014; he's even 99% sure which way.  Most of the audience at Blackwell's on Wednesday night seemed to feel much the same.  many people...

The Arts of Independence: Tradfest at Blackwell’s

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As few can have failed to notice, in less than 5 months we'll have the opportunity to say yes or no to Scottish independence.  Debate is hotting up, and now Tradfest, the city's festival...

Landscapes and Birds of Scotland: an evening with Leo du Feu

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Leo du Feu's girlfriend Jennifer is a long-suffering woman; she's accompanied him up mountains, stayed with him in shower-less eco hostels and even put up with him pitching their tent on heather (which they...

John Connolly presents The Wolf in Winter

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THE IMPORTANCE OF NOT STANDING BY Writer John Connolly on moral heroes, mixed genres – and middle-aged men. John Connolly has updated his image. He’s even bought a new waistcoat – ‘the middle-aged man’s gastric band’...

Commander Hadfield lands in Edinburgh

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Commander Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut who we all came to love so much when he was in charge of the International Space Station was in Edinburgh today, giving a short talk and signing...

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