View from 27th floor of Parktower in Frankfurt captured at a Book Fair Reception hosted by the British Ambassador, the Hon Consul and British Council Germany. Wonderful collection of guests from Germany, Wales, Scotland, England & India. Robert Harris guest of honour. Crazy reflection down to inexperienced operative (me).
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Arty pic, enjoy the Book Fair
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Have a great book fair team JB. 📚📚📚📚😊
Big congratulations to @jemmasland on being awarded @creativeedinburgh The City Award last night for her landmark book ‘Constitution Street’. And a loud shout out to her brilliant publisher @404ink.
‘A love letter to Scotland - its past, present and future- and an echo lay portrait of the power of community in a time of change. Transformational and inspirational’ Gavin Francis. ... See MoreSee Less
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I bought the book a couple of weeks ago and have been recommending to Leith lovers everywhere.
‘And so the angel warder let us through
that gate locked fast to those of evil will.
We climbed a narrow track in the cleft hill,
nor did I dare look round when at my back
the gate shut with a clang that shook the ground.’
Alasdair Gray’s remarkable translation of Dante’s ‘La Divina Commedia’ continues with ‘Purgatory’. Following ‘Hell’, Alasdair Gray offers a lyrical, modern and illuminatingly illustrated original translation in his own unique idiom. This outstanding edition yokes two great literary minds, seven hundred years apart, and brings the classic text alive for the twenty-first century.
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And the first day of autumn is the beginnings of everything, the first stirrings of rebirth. The forest fall (it is better named in America than here) thickens the land with limitless tons of bits and pieces of trees. The earth is hungry for these, for they break down into food : all spring, all summer, it has been thrusting life upwards and outwards, and by the last day of summer, it is tired. Autumn is the earth’s reviver and replenished, the first day of autumn is the new beginning of everything and the last day of autumn is the beginning of next spring. Autumn is the indispensable fulcrum of nature’s year.
The Nature of Autumn by Jim Crumley
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4 weeks ago
brilliant picture, cant believe that i won’t be there this year 😭
Next year for sure!!
After old remains resurface in a heatwave, a young woman is attacked and left fighting for life in a hospital. 24 hours later, she dies and a deadly tattoo is discovered on her body. When another young woman disappears, Detective Francis Sullivan and his team fear a serial killer walks the streets of Brighton. His team identify a suspect, Alex Mullins, son of his lover Marni. Can Francis forget their shared past and save the next victim before it’s too late?
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On the eve of Bloody Scotland 2019, I'm delighted to post this photo from our summer party of D V Bishop, winner of the festival's Pitch Perfect competition in 2018 and Alison Belsham, winner in 2016. Alison's second crime novel HER LAST BREATH is published today by Trapeze, and today it's been announced that D V Bishop's historical crime seres has been snapped up by Pan Macmillan. Bravo both, thrilled to be working with you! Don't miss this year's Pitch Perfect, 11am on Sunday in Stirling.
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Kathleen Jamie's 'Surfacing' is getting rave reviews from our friends across the pond! From The Wall Street Journal to Science Magazine, her latest offering will not disappoint... https://t.co/EbgWDPNKVq https://t.co/vJSe0uESjy @WSJ @sciencemagazine @KathleenJamie @SortofBooks
Starring my favourite character to date - Mette. #TheLadyoftheRavens might just possibly displace her though. I’m into mixing queens with commoners...
The Book Retreat on Twitter
”First up is The Agincourt Bride, published in 2013, tells the captivating story of the queen who founded the Tudor dynasty through the eyes of ...
War and forbidden romance go together for the lovely Jasper Tudor, younger son of Catherine de Valois and Owen Tudor - and guardian of his nephew Henry. The Tudor cause rolls on...
The Book Retreat on Twitter
”First of the Tudors follows the golden thread that led to the English throne ðJasper Tudor, son of Catherine of Valois, is born far f...
On October 16th, I'm going to be discussing book-related things, with Claire Askew (@OneNightStanzas) and Em Strang, at Waterstones in Dumfries, as part of @scottishbktrust's New Writers Award 10th anniversary. Join us please. Register free, here:
New Writers Award: 10th Anniversary Celebration (Dumfries)
Three of the Scottish Book Trust's New Writers Awardees - Em Strang, Claire Askew and Malachy Tallack - read and discuss their work.
The wonderful Esther Rutter made her debut on Woman's Hour yesterday to talk about her fabulous book 'This Golden Fleece'. Follow the link below to give it a listen! https://t.co/RhB7NPDfdh @BBCRadio4 @GrantaBooks #estherrutter #thisgoldenfleece
There are only THREE DAYS to go until you can get your hands on #HerLastBreath by @AlisonBelsham - are you ready to dive in? https://t.co/ppZK9pxK2g
You can catch #HerLastBreath by @alisonbelsham now on @netgalley before it's out in the world this time next week! Let us know what you think: https://t.co/IJtxShy38w #thriller #crime #bookbloggers #reviews #preorder