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Blackwell’s recommends – Brian Catling’s strange creations

by Eris Young of Blackwell's Edinburgh Brian Catling isn't a newcomer to the literary scene—he's been writing poetry since the late nineties and creating unnerving, esoteric visual art for far longer—but with the publication of...

Blackwells book suggestions for winter reading

CRIME: The Long Drop by Denise MinaWinner of the 2017 McIlvanney Price for Scottish Crime Book of the Year,Based on true events, The Long Drop is an extraordinarily unsettling, evocative and compelling novel about one December...


Pete Irvine may be known as the man who first brought us Edinburgh's Hogmanay, but he is also an author.SCOTLAND THE BEST 100 Places is an eclectic and very personal mix of the most...

Books – Event at The Edinburgh Bookshop on 19 April

Author Ronan Ryan is visiting The Edinburgh Bookshop on 19 April for an event beginning at 7pm.The Irish writer has just penned a book which is getting rave reviews, The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice.It...

National Library announces new Muriel Spark post

It will be the centenary of Dame Muriel Spark's birth on 1 February 2018 when her life and work will be celebrated as one of Scotland's finest authors. Perhaps best known for The Prime of...

Tasty tales writing project is launched

Scottish Book Trust has launched a writing project to encourage people to share true stories of life and food. A selection of the best submissions to be published in an e-book and the Nourish writing...

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

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

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...


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