Pentlands Book Festival 2022
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A highlight of last year’s Festival was local ‘Bake Off’ winner Peter Sawkins talking about his first book … this year he’s back to offer baking hints and demonstrate recipes from his new book ‘Peter’s Baking Party’. An event for the whole family … come and join the party!
Special additional family event With grateful thanks to our sponsors … Go to Peter’s page Events page
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2022 Festival Programme Events
Wednesday 9 th - Tuesday 22 nd November
10 OCT - F I N AL
The Pentlands Book Festival coincides  with Book Week Scotland and is organised by local folk for the community in conjunction with Currie and Colinton Libraries.
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                     Pentlands Book Festival will celebrate its eighth year                     in 2022 around Book Week Scotland in November.                      The theme will be Scotland’s Stories and we will bring                   exciting books and their writers back to our well-loved                  local venues.                  There will be controversy, oh yes, with journalist                     and podcaster Lesley Riddoch.                        And challenge with Rosemary Goring whose new                    book questions why Mary Queen of Scots got her         heid chopped aff.  Was it just her own fault?   Alas this event has had to be cancelled and will be rescheduled for January - ticket holders will be contacted where possible. We shall welcome Edinburgh medic and explorer Gavin Francis who has recently written on the very topical subject of recovery.   No Pentlands Book Festival would be complete without some serious crime.  There’ll be lots of it this year with a panel of three new crime writers and a literary visit to “the territory of the dead” aka Edinburgh’s Portobello, with the award-winning Mary Paulson-Ellis. We bring you new and emerging writers, too, with a panel of Scottish Debut Authors, organized by our own debut writer Caron McKinlay. And our local poets Helen Boden and Dorothy Baird make a welcome return: this time showcasing their published work.  Firm favourites also return like the afternoon meeting with our local authors, a visit to the archives and a history walk honouring local hero John Tweedie.  Scotland’s Stories will be told, in prose and in verse, at our 2022 Festival!          All events are free, with the opportunity to donate, and will be held at Currie and Colinton Libraries, various other locations and, for the first time, at Currie Rugby Club - Full details are on the Events page.
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