Book Festival Fringe at St Andrew’s and St George’s West

Book Festival Fringe at St Andrew’s and St George’s West

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet leading Scottish authors and enjoy two fascinating discussions of Scottish books old and new in Edinburgh’s historic New Town church.

 

Poacher’s Pilgrimage – an Island Journey: Alastair McIntosh

Wednesday 9 August 4.30-5.30pm

Alastair McIntosh is a writer, broadcaster and activist on land reform, spirituality and ecology. His pilgrimage across the island where he was born, Harris to the south, Lewis to the north, is a thought-provoking journey relevant to current events.

Tickets £7 (£5 concession) online through the Fringe
and from the church by post or phone (0131 225 3847)  and in person at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Box Office from 7th August, Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm

 

Distinctively Scottish: Kirsty Wark and James Runcie

Wednesday 16 August 12.30-1.30pm

Kirsty Wark is one of television’s most experienced presenters and author of The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle. James Runcie is a director of television and theatre, radio commissioner and author of The Grantchester Mysteries. Here they reveal their favourite Scottish books. Chaired by Jane Fowler.

Tickets £7 (£5 concession) online through the Fringe 

and from the church by post or phone (0131 225 3847)  and in person at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Box Office from 7th August, Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm

 

About the Book Festival Fringe at St Andrew’s and St George’s West

The small but engaging Book Festival Fringe at St Andrew’s and St George’s West in Edinburgh is now in its 4th year, and has previously welcomed audiences to hear and meet leading local authors of interesting books including Richard Holloway (Little History of Religion) , Julie Davidson (Looking for Mrs Livingstone) and Marianne Wheelaghan (The Blue Suitcase).

St Andrew’s and St George’s West is famous as a magnet for book-lovers in May when it hosts the largest charity book sale on the planet.

 

 

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