Posted by: gillarbuthnott | November 20, 2011

Out to Launch…

Product DetailsWas at the launch of How to Make a Golem (And Terrify People) by Alette J Willis  this week. It’s a fun and spooky adventure forchildren set in Edinburgh. I love what I’ve read of it so far and look forward to reading the rest of it in the bath. But not all at once obviously, or I’d be a prune.

I was also lucky enough this week to be part of a private tour of the new Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, after everyone else had gone home. After eating a scone the size of my head, I waddled off withProduct Details 16 other people and 3 museum staff for an extraordinarily peaceful view of some of the new galleries. The more I see of the place, the more breathtaking it gets… We even got a private performance from the Millenium Clock which brought back lots of memeories of writing The Chaos Clock, and my disbelief and joy when I found it was going to be published.

With Christmas shopping beginning to feature prominently in everyone’s nightmares, can I encourage people to support an excellent charity initiative, The Childrens’ Book Tree?  It’s run by Blackwell’s Bookshop in Edinburgh, and is now in its fourth year:

Blackwell’s are working with City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh Women’s Aid, Barnardo’s and Edinburgh Young Carers to help make Christmas a little better for disadvantaged local children. The scheme means that children who will be living in difficult circumstances at Christmas, who have caring responsibilities beyond their years or those who won’t be at home over the festive period will each receive a book to treasure.

For more information join our Facebook groupThe Children’s Book Tree Edinburgh, or email


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