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...

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...

Too many books? Extracts from May newsletter

Is there such a thing as ‘too many books’? .. I’ve been out and about, visiting Wales, Northumberland, and Ullapool. I didn’t see any bookshops in Pembrokeshire (though there was a lovely little town called Narberth which has banned chain...

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