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What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2014For Crying Out Loud: special screenings for carers and their babies under 12 months old - maximum of 2 adults per baby. Babychanging, bottle warming and buggy parking facilities available. This...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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The Football Cronicas: Jethro Soutar (who co-edited the book with Tim Girven and is a founder of Ragpicker Press) and translator Rachael McGill discuss all things literary, Latin American and football, plus translation and the setting up...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2014Delighters: Hula Hooping  - taster session. For ages 14+, beginners or beginners + - session will be tailored to the abilities of the participants. 6.30-7.30pm, Forest Centre +, 38 Castle Terrace....

Clocking life: William McIlvanney and Jenni Fagan

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'The moment crackled like an electric storm' Lines like this would be gold dust to most writers, but in William McIlvanney's books they just keep on coming. This man, the creator of Jack Laidlaw, the...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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William McIlvaney: Looking Glass Books and the University of Edinburgh present the Guest Writers Series - authors in conversation with Writer in Residence Jenni Fagan. Kilmarnock born McIlvaney is a writer of novels, short stories and poetry: his...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2014Mrs Mash the Storytelling Cook: stories, songs and participative fun for Portobello's youngest residents. 10.30-11am, The Skylark, 241-243 Portobello High Street.Toddler Time: Poppy Cat. Join fabulous feline Poppy Cat on her adventures...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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GENERATION Tours at the Academy Building: free, discussion-led tours of the exhibition, focusing on key themes and artists. 11-11.45am or 1-1.45pm, Royal Scottish Academy, Scottish National Gallery, The Mound. No booking required.Rebuilding the Past: come and discover the traditional building skills being used...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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eBook Surgery: get help with downloading free eBooks, audiobooks and emagazines. 2-3.30pm, Central Library, George IV Bridge. Free, no appointment required.Bach Before Breakfast: John Bryden plays Bach and Shostakovich on the Cathedral Steinway.  Coffee and croissants...

Books – A Bird is Not a Stone

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There are not so many book launches when the author is not present; when the book in question is an anthology, the absence of any of the contributors is even more remarkable.  The poets...

First Time Solo: Iain Maloney launches debut novel

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 How does a thirty-something Scotsman living in Japan end up writing a book set in Torquay?That was the question put to Iain Maloney at the launch of his debut novel First Time Solo at...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 26 MAY 2014Looking Glass Books - First Time Solo; Iain Maloney launches his debut novel, the story of four RAF men preparing for war 'in a world where moral absolutes are being discarded...

Author Neil Broadfoot launches Falling Fast

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Twenty-five years ago, Neil Broadfoot made a promise to his Gran; that promise sustained him through all the trials and tribulations of writing his first novel.  On Wednesday night at Looking Glass Books Neil...

At Looking Glass Books, Anne Donovan discusses Gone are the Leaves

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 'I love the sounds of words, and you don't always need to know what they mean to enjoy them.'Writers find their inspiration in all sorts of places, but not many would be able to...

Have you tried the Edinburgh Bookshops App yet?

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Edinburgh has a great collection of bookshops and they can now be found all in one place with a free iPhone Bookshop App. Locals and visitors alike can feast their eyes on literary delights...

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