Edinburgh Book Festival – Saturday 12 August

I’m very excited to be attending the Edinburgh Book Festival this year! I’m looking forward to meeting fellow authors and picking up some great books.

At the festival, I will be circulating and handing out bookmarks as I promote my book “You Couldn’t Make it Up”. So, look out for A.B. Monroe with her French hat to learn about my new book. Unfortunately, my book came out too late to attend in an official capacity this year.

So, if you see a strange lady wearing a French hat with bells on, feel free to approach and collect your bookmark. Three choices available, Le prédateur, le voisin and le chien.

About the Edinburgh Book Festival

The Edinburgh Book Festival is a highly anticipated and celebrated annual event in Edinburgh, Scotland’s historic and picturesque city. Renowned for its literary significance and cultural richness, the festival is a haven for book lovers, authors, publishers, and literary enthusiasts from around the world. It typically runs for several weeks, spanning late summer to early autumn, providing attendees with an immersive and enlightening experience.

Held in the stunning Charlotte Square Gardens, a beautiful Georgian square in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, the festival offers a unique and intimate setting for literary discussions, readings, and various interactive events. The elegant marquees and tents, specially erected for the occasion, create a vibrant atmosphere that complements the city’s old-world charm.

edinburgh book festival

The festival boasts an impressive lineup of international and local authors, encompassing a diverse range of genres and styles. Visitors can engage with some of the biggest names in the literary world, attend book signings, and participate in thought-provoking panel discussions that explore various literary themes, social issues, and the craft of writing.

In addition to mainstream authors, the Edinburgh Book Festival often showcases emerging talents, providing a platform for lesser-known writers to share their work and connect with a broader audience. This inclusive approach adds a fresh and dynamic element to the festival, fostering creativity and encouraging the exploration of new voices and perspectives.

Beyond traditional author events, the festival offers an array of workshops, storytelling sessions, book launches, and family-friendly activities. It’s a celebration of literature in all forms, making it accessible and engaging for people of all ages and backgrounds.

The Edinburgh Book Festival is not limited to the confines of Charlotte Square Gardens; it spills into the rest of the city. Numerous venues across Edinburgh host satellite events and tie-ins, creating a city-wide celebration of literature during the festival.


Besides the literary aspect, the festival embraces Scotland’s rich cultural heritage. Attendees can often experience traditional music, dance, and theatre performances, further enhancing the festival’s appeal and making it a holistic celebration of arts and culture.

The ambience of the Edinburgh Book Festival is warm, inviting, and intellectually stimulating, making it a must-visit for literary enthusiasts and those seeking an immersive cultural experience. Whether you are an avid reader, an aspiring writer, or simply looking to be inspired and entertained, the Edinburgh Book Festival promises an unforgettable journey into the world of words and ideas.

Picture credit: Kim Traynor under CC BY-SA 3.0


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