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  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    ALAN COCHRANE & GEORGE KEREVAN:
    Scottish Independence – Yes or No?

    Wednesday, July 30th at 18:30 - 19:30
    Date: Wednesday 30th of July
    Time: 6.30pm
    Venue: Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    In September 2014, a referendum will be held in Scotland to decide whether or not Scotland should become independent and cease to be part of the United Kingdom

    In this book, two of the nation's leading political commentators will address both sides of this historic debate. George Kerevan will put forward the case for voting Yes, and Alan Cochrane will make the case for voting No, presenting the distinctive arguments for both sides and fully preparing you to make up your own mind on a decision that will shape the future of Scotland and of Great Britain.

    They will both look at the potential impact of independence on a number of key economic, social, political, defense and cultural issues, explaining the historic and international background behind their points of view. Interested readers will be able to weigh up the arguments themselves.

    About the authors…George Kerevan is a Scottish journalist and Scottish National Party politician. He was associate editor of The Scotsman from 2000 to 2009.
    Alan Cochrane is a Scottish journalist and political commentator. He was Editor of the Scottish Daily Express and is currently the Scottish editor of the Daily Telegraph.

    This event is ticketed, but tickets are FREE. Tickets are available from the front desk at Blackwell’s Bookshop or by phoning 0131 622 8218

    For more information or if you would like a signed copy please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8216 or events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    WRITERS AT THE FRINGE

    Thursday, July 31st at 17:45 - 19:45
    Date: Thursdays 31st of July and 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th of August
    Time: 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start
    Venue: Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Now in its seventh year, Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe brings you once again the best in Scottish writing.

    Every Thursday during the Festival we invite a selection of Scottish performers to give us a taste of their work. New and unpublished works of literary art stands alongside established novelists, with any and all genres free to be expressed - from Scots poetry to cutting edge drama, from folk music to contemporary fiction, and all that is found in between.

    Our line-up

    Thursday 31st July

    Sue Peebles

    Tessa Ransford

    Gavin Francis

    Jane MacKenzie

    James Oswald

    Thursday 7th August

    Bert Flitcroft

    Dorothy Cummings McLean

    Michael Malone

    Sureshini Sanders

    Rosemary Goring

    Thursday 14th August

    Sarah Maine

    Ajay Close

    Margaret Halliday

    Lesley Glaister

    Andrew Greig

    Thursday 21st August

    Sara Sheridan

    Jake Walker Curley

    Jim Hall

    Nicola White

    Matthew Zajac

    Thursday 28th August

    Zoe Venditozzi

    Jonathan Falla

    Victoria Hendry

    Lisa Tuttle

    Louise Welsh

    These events are ticketed, but tickets are FREE. Tickets are available from the front desk at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8218 or from the The Fringe Box Office.

    For more information or if you would like a signed copies of any of the books please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8216 or events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    The Monthly Book Quiz

    Monday, August 4th at 18:00 - 19:15
    Date: Monday 4th of August
    Time: 6pm (come early as space is at a premium)
    Venue: Caffè Nero in the Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Do you know your Waugh from your Peace, or your Meyer from your Heyer?

    Then join us for the Blackwell’s Bookshop monthly BOOK QUIZ. We will quiz you on anything from Classics to current Bestsellers, Booker Prize winners to Celebrity Biographies.

    Teams of up to five people can take part.

    It is FREE to enter, but seats are limited so please come early to secure your place. There are no tickets required for this evening of fun! …and the question on everybody’s lips is “What will this month’s Hilary Mantel question be?”

    For a taster of the quiz follow us on twitter @BlackwellEdin and take part in our daily #InvisiBooks quiz.

    For further information please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8216 or events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

  • THE BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH
    ADULT BOOK GROUP

    Monday, August 11th at 18:00 - 20:00
    Date: 11th of August
    Time: 6pm
    Venue: Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

    Who says reading is a solitary pursuit? Not us! Come and join the Blackwell’s Book Group for lively, friendly book chatter. No previous experience required! We meet monthly to discuss a wide range of books — fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary, prizewinners and cult heroes—in short, whatever you fancy!

    Our current book:Zadie Smith's On beauty.

    What is the book about?

    Zadie Smith's "On Beauty" is a funny, powerful and moving story about love and family. Why do we fall in love with the people we do? Why do we visit our mistakes on our children? What makes life truly beautiful? Set in New England mainly and London partly, "On Beauty" concerns a pair of feuding families - the Belseys and the Kipps - and a clutch of doomed affairs. It puts low morals among high ideals and asks some searching questions about what life does to love. For the Belseys and the Kipps, the confusions - both personal and political - of our uncertain age are about to be brought close to home: right to the heart of family.

    On Monday 15th September we will be talking about HHhH HHhH by Laurent Binet.

    . In October we are discussing The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud and in November The Little Strangers by Sarah Waters.

    We offer 10% discount on the current book to Book Group members.

    So join today! Just email your name and address details to events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

  • BLACKWELL’S EDINBURGH PRESENTS...
    CHARLAINE HARRIS: Midnight Crossroad

    Wednesday, September 3rd at 18:30 - 20:00
    Date: Wednesday 3rd of September
    Time: 6.30pm
    Venue: Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

    Come and meet Charlaine Harris, Queen of Dark Fantasy, celebrated mystery writer and of course author of the hugely successful SOOKIE STACKHOUSE novels, which were made into HBO's Golden Globe award winning series TRUE BLOOD.

    Her latest novel (and first in a new trilogy), Midnight Crossroad , is an edge-of-your-seat page-turner and a perfect example of what she does best: chilling small town murder mysteries with a jaw-dropping twist.

    'Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It's a pretty standard dried-up western town. There's a pawnshop (where someone lives in the basement and runs the store during the night). There's a diner (although those folk who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there's new resident: Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he's found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own).

    This event is ticketed, but tickets are FREE. Tickets are available from the front desk at Blackwell’s Bookshop, by phoning 0131 622 8218 or emailing events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk

    For more information or if you would like to order a signed copy please contact Ellie Wixon on 0131 622 8229 or ellie.wixon@blackwell.co.uk