Good Weekend for Romance in Edinburgh

Often considered by those who know no better to be the “Cinderella” of writing, namely Romantic Fiction, the genre enjoyed a boost in its standing at events in Edinburgh over the weekend. Continue reading Good Weekend for Romance in Edinburgh

James Meek wins Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year

For the first time ever, the prestigious Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year winner was announced at a public session at this year’s Book Festival, chaired by Richard Holloway.
There were three contenders for the prize:Kathleen Jamie “Findings”, James Meek “The People’s Act of Love” and Ali Smith “The Accidental”.
Each of the contenders received a £2,000 cheque, but the outright winner was James Meek.

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Apollo in Tweeds – Barbara Hammond

Shy scholar Douglas Grey’s only worry is the imminent termination of the lease on his Edinburgh flat. Then, he overhears a reference to the mysterious Greek island of Sigandros. Expert in both Greek language and culture, he is persuaded by the attractive social butterfly Catherine to travel to the little known island to rescue her missing brother.

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