Posted by: gillarbuthnott | August 30, 2017

Book fest highlights #1

Image result for book festival edinburgh 2017I meant to blog regularly about the Book Festival, but I was so involved attending and taking part in events that it didn’t work out quite as I had hoped. However, the dust is beginning to settle now, so it’s time for me to look back at some more high points. Simon Callow talking about Wagner, Bettany Hughes on Istanbul, Joanne Harris on Norse mythology… Trying to listen to the Unthanks against a background of torrential rain, rock music from another venue and the Tattoo fireworks… Seeing every one of the Book Festival staff dressed up for the Where’s Wally theme on Schools’ Gala Day… A L Kennedy reading from her latest book; I completely agree with the audience member who was trying to convince her to voice the audio version… Talking to author Marcus Sedgewick (a bit of a hero) in the yurt… Staring in awe at the vision that is Sarah MacIntyre in full performance rig…

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