CAROLINE DEACON

Writer, reader, creative writing tutor

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#throwbackthursday to August 2016 and me reading my short story at Edinburgh Book Festival Story Shop. It was nerve wracking but we were also given performance coaching which was brilliant. I’m chairing an event this year and hoping it all comes back to me ...

View of bridges from Hare Hill in the Pentlands (also deserted) ...

Empty #beach in a capital city on a lovely day #edinburgh #portobelo ...

A year ago today my Dad died after an incredibly brave battle with motor neurone disease. Can’t really believe it’s so long. I’m still wanting to FaceTime him with jokes ...

Could not put down this #sundayreading it is completely gripping. Fascinating and depressing but definitely worth reading #sundayreads #amreading #bookstagram #booksworthreading #holocaust ...

A strange #bookhaul today but half of it is research. I started reading The Escape Artist on the bus on the way home and missed by stop! It’s enthralling #bookworm #bookstagram #booksworthreading ...

#throwbackthursday to July 2012 in #samoens #france and had walked up a mountain and was so pleased to find this leftover patch of #snow . Pity there’s none in Edinburgh! It was lovely #amhillwalking #mountains #sixt #cirqueduferacheval ...

Probably not the best time of year to finish #knitting this thick poncho but hey it’s Scotland, I’ll need it soon #amknitting #knit #knittersofinstagram ...

This #sundayreading is a re-read of one of my favourite #books of 2017 https://carolinedeacon.com/best-books-of-2017/ Just watched the long awaited adaptation on #starzplay which was brilliant but I want to remind myself about the original plot. Was weird watching a #pandemic #novel while we’re still in one, but must’ve been weirder for the actors filming it in 2020 and having it halted by… a pandemic. #bookstagram #bookshelf #booksworthreading ...

Leaving the house for yoga and the heavens opened so I jumped on the bus instead of cycling. And it stopped. But it’s an electric bus and I had front seat #edinburgh ...

#throwbackthursday This time last year my roses were looking fabulous. There are not as many flowers this year - should I be worried? I'm not a gardener - we inherited this fabulous garden from the previous owners - but I'm happy to potter. I've been dead-heading but the leaves are also not as rich and green. Suggestions? ...

#swimming in the #sea after dad’s wake in #emsworth ...

#seafood feast at dad’s wake today in #emsworth - he would have loved it ...

#throwbackthursday - was having coffee in Quartermile this morning surrounded by all the students in their graduation gear and was taken back to my own graduation from Edinburgh University tender age of 20 with MA Psychology. I was soooo cute. ...

Sky on fire at @moniackmhor ...

Last night at @moniackmhor - hills, sunshine, whisky…. ...

Love these clouds over @moniackmhor this evening ...

@moniackmhor sun is shining, fingers tapping on keyboards and we’re snuggled round the fire waiting for lunch ...

#sundayreading at #makiandramen #lunch Loving this book. Such a fun and interesting read #sundayreads ...

#throwbackthursday to who knows when. Long before I was born for sure, my Dad skiing somewhere off piste. I'm enjoying sorting these photos for the wake, but can only do a few at a time. #ski #scotland ...

Latest From My Blog

Top Ten Bookshops in Edinburgh

It's August, it's Edinburgh, so it's festival time! If you need a bit of time off from the mad dashing around, here are my top ten bookshops to visit while you're here. 1. Portobello Bookshop - 6 Portobello High St, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1DA One of my favourite...

Writing in sunshine? Extracts from July newsletter

July: summertime is... writing time? I remember a blog I wrote in 2013 about whether it was easier to write in summer or winter. Personally I find it impossible to sit in the sunshine and write, but I was at Moniack Mhor for their midsummer retreat in June, the...

Top Ten Beach Reads

Yeah, the world is opening up again! Time to pack the bikini and go! Are you going to brave the airports, trains, and other covid-y methods of public transport to get somewhere different this summer? Maybe you've decided to go by car so you can sit in an endless...

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