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Writing Workshop with Ewan Morrison

This Saturday we’re hosting a free writing workshop with author Ewan Morrison. The workshop is part of a series of workshops running across Scotland with the Scottish Book Trust. There’s a competition too! To enter you need to write a story … Continue reading

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Memories of Leith

These three brilliant Leith writers joined us for our last Book Week Scotland event ‘Memories of Leith’. They were Millie Gray (top right), Marianne Wheelaghan (bottom left) and Marianne Paget (bottom right). You can see their books on the table … Continue reading

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Book Week Scotland Leith: Day 1 Highlights

Yesterday we visited the Kirkgate Shopping Centre, the Cats Protection League, Kirkgate Barbers and a church to ask the people of Leith what they love reading. We gave out free ‘My Favourite Place‘ Books and  flyers for our Memories of Leith … Continue reading

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Leith 1907: Millie Gray

This is Millie Gray: Millie had her first book published four years ago and has written one a year since then. Now at 77 she’s a best selling author. She says you’re never too old to start writing! Millie told me … Continue reading

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The League of Extraordinary Book Lovers

We’re looking forward to Scotland’s first national celebration of reading, Book Week Scotland from 26th November – 2nd December 2012. I’ll be out and about in Leith all week giving away free books and asking people “What is your favourite book?” If you … Continue reading

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Leith 1974: Marianne Paget

This is Marianne Paget: Marianne entered a story into the Scottish Book Trust My Favourite Place competition. Her favourite place was Leith in 1974. Marianne’s story turned out to be one of the best in Scotland and it was selected … Continue reading

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Leith Docks in the Sixties: Marianne Wheelaghan

Today we had a visit from Leith Author Marianne Wheelaghan: Here she is as a child with her Grandad at Leith Docks: Here she is peeping out behind two of her eight siblings: Marianne has some wonderful memories of visiting … Continue reading

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Book Week Scotland

Yesterday I went along to see Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop announce more than 350 free events planned for Scotland’s first national celebration of reading, Book Week Scotland. Highlights include a national reading hour on St Andrew’s day, author events and a League … Continue reading

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