Pentlands Book Festival 2022
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Monday 6th - Monday 20th November
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Events are free, with the opportunity to donate, and will be held at Currie and Colinton Libraries and various other locations. Full details are on the Events page and each event lasts approximately one hour.
This year s programme at a glance Events
2023 Festival Programme Events
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.
The Pentlands Book Festival is back with a vengeance, with Douglas Skelton giving us something nasty. From the darker side take a walk in the sunlight and join Liz Beevers on her tour of Malleny Gardens or a trip to the Botanics library. If you miss out on these, Kirsty Wilson of Beechgrove and Garden Manager at the Botanics will be coming to us to discuss sustainable gardening. Staying with the Botanical, Sara Sheridan (of Fair Botanists fame), in another welcome return, takes us to 1822 Edinburgh and the scent of scandal. From the garden border to the Borders, Chair of the Trimontium Trust John Reid’s latest research will provide thought-provoking reassessments of many aspects of the story of the Romans in Scotland. While Jamie Crawford (of BBC1’s Scotland from the Sky) in his Wild History will introduce us to many lost places: from the ruins of prehistoric forts and ancient burial sites to abandoned bothies and boathouses and derelict traces of old, faded, industry. But abandoned sites can be repurposed, and Mike Scott and Eddie Banks will bring us up to date on their labour of love, the Colinton Tunnel. While favourite visitor to Pentland Art Club, Damian Callan, always makes an impression. And stitching together our art section, Andrew Crummy will tell us more about the Great Tapestry of Scotland. If poyums are your thing then do come and hear Scots Performer of the Year 2021 and Herald columnist, warrior poet Len Pennie. We will also hear more about Colinton resident Dorothy Dunnett, Queen of historical fiction and creator of The Lymond Chronicles and The House of Niccolò, and our debut authors will take us back to our childhoods and Ukraine before Putin’s invasion. And if you want to hear what brings people to settle in this beautiful area, come and hear late addition to this year’s programme, Jean-Luc Barbanneau.
Tickets are now available - Extra local authors added and late programme changes