Book Reviews

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Woman in History

No longer a dirty word, feminism is once more front and centre at this year's Book Festival, says historical novelist Kate MosseFeminism is back, says bestselling author Kate Mosse, who believes a whole new gen...
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Will Self at the edinburgh international book festival

The event is chaired by renowned literary critic Stuart Kelly who’s acts as a perfect foil to Will Self’s sardonic wit. The two make informal chat by way of introduction, in which Self voices some well timed, d...
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Steve Benbow and Alys Fowler

  Bee keeping and foraging was on the menu for today's Drawing on Our Resources talk at the sunny Edinburgh International Book Festival. Kindred spirits Steve Benbow and Alys Fowler were cleverly merged togethe...
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Danny Wallace

Danny Wallace, notorious for his playful autobiographic non-fiction, computer game reviews and Guardian column, is at the Book Festival this year promoting his first fictional novel – Charlotte Street. He procl...
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Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith, one of the world’s most popular writers and beloved Edinburgh writer of the endearing 44 Scotland Street series introduces his latest children’s book, Precious and the Mystery of Meerkat...
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David Lammy: Life After the Riots

Becoming infamous for his remarks on corporal punishment following last year's August riots, MP for Tottenham David Lammy's summarised his views on the unrest in his new book Out of the Ashes: Britain after the...
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Pamela Stephenson-Connelly

Former comedian, sex therapist and wife of Billy-Pamela Stephenson-Connelly certainly isn’t letting the grass grow under her dancing feet.“I happen to be a person who loves good sex,” says Pamela Stephenson-Con...
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Book Festival Highlights

Book yourself a seat to see some of today’s most exciting authors talking about their work. Mark Fisher browses the bestsellers.TARIQ ALI25 August, 4.30pmA chance for the forthright author to reflect on 20 year...
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Here come the girls

With her teenage years “full of angst” and two children for inspiration, it’s no wonder Cathy Cassidy’s books strike such a chord with her readers.When Cathy Cassidy completed her first novel, she didn’t have a...