You Won’t Remember This: Travel with Babies – Edited by Sandy Bennett-Haber

This book, explains the blurb, is not a ‘How To’ guide, but a gathering of twenty tales from around the world, written by people who have tried and survived a journey with a baby.

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The Crucible – a strange and awful chapter in history

‘I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history.’

So wrote Arthur Miller of his play The Crucible, the dramatized and partially fictionalised story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693.

Now on at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum, the performances are universally strong and perfectly timed. From the opening scene through to the end, the production (directed by John Dove) is utterly absorbing. Continue reading The Crucible – a strange and awful chapter in history

Gilmerton Wordsmiths

Remember, remember the fourth of November … hang on, that’s not right. Or is it? Well, 4 November 2015 was certainly a night to remember. It saw the Gilmerton Writing Group gathered at the Community Centre, not for their usual weekly class, but for the launch of their first book, ‘A Way with Words’. Continue reading Gilmerton Wordsmiths