20190831 – Edinburgh International Book Festival

A great night was had by one and all at the The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers event at the Unbound event in the Spiegeltent on the 23rd of August 2019. It was standing room only for many at the event and a queue formed outside waiting for people to leave so they could get in. The band consists of the crime writers, Chris Brookmyre, Doug Johnstone, Luca Veste, Mark Billingham and Val McDermid. The band plays crime themed cover songs and they also played Glastonbury this year.

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20190810 to 26 – Edinburgh International Book Festival

The first Saturday, the temperature hit 21c and the crowds were out in force. In the bookshop were holding their parents hands and queuing up to get them to pay for all the books they wanted. In the corners the children were reading their new books. What a pleasure seeing children and adults reading books instead of staring at their phones.

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The wickerman being built in the photo below was a representation of an astronaut from the moon landing 50 years ago this year.

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The last night of the Edinburgh International Book Festival is also the last night of the Edinburgh International International Festival and that festival comes to a close with the fireworks Concert with over 400,000 fireworks lighting up the Castle and surroundings.

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