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Badger & Co.

Creature comforts

One of Edinburgh’s newest restaurants pays homage to a literary giant who briefly lived in the city – the author of Wind in the Willows.

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Story Shop

Story Shop is celebrating its tenth anniversary at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year. A showcase for new writing and new writers from Edinburgh, it is produced by Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust, and takes place daily – free and un-ticketed – in the iconic Spiegeltent. Each ten-minute slot features a new writer reading their own piece of fiction, specially written for the performance.

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Stuart MacBride In Conversation

Three years ago when Stuart MacBride appeared at the Edinburgh Book Festival his hapless interviewer was left literally speechless after her introduction because MacBride took to the floor with a hilarious, filthy, anecdote-filled Power Point presentation. Her closing words of thanks were all that she could then contribute.

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The Silver Wind

On Monday evening I had the pleasure of joining some of Scotland’s best travel editors, journalists, writers and bloggers on-board the Silver Wind, which was docked adjacent to HRH Britannia at Ocean Terminal.

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