Words cannot describe how much I loved Jessie Burton's debut novel The Miniaturist. I recommend it to anyone who asks (and also those who don't). It's the best book I've ever read and I've scored myself a ticket to see her talk about her new book The Muse. I'll be front and centre.
Monday 22nd August 7pm
I missed out on seeing her last year, but managed to get a ticket to see her this year. A wonderful author, her book The White Queen is a favourite of mine.
Monday 15th August 11:45am
Malorie Blackman's novel Noughts & Crosses was a massive inspiration to me as a teenager. I remember exactly how I felt when I read this tragic story of two star-crossed lovers. This book reinforced for me that I wanted to be a writer and I wanted to write stories just like this.
Saturday 20th August 3:45pm
I recently reviewed Kate's new book The Wicked Boy (see review here). She is a brilliant author, who has a real flair for making non-fiction as gripping as a murder novel. I can't wait to hear her research methods behind her true crime books. I loved her book Mrs Robinson's Disgrace which was set in Edinburgh.
Thursday 25th August 3:15pm
I recently finished reading Cal Flyn's first book Thicker than Water (see review here), a non-fiction book which traces her journey to Australia to try and make sense (and somehow atone) for the sins of her ancestor, Angus McMillan who is now known as the 'Butcher of Gippsland'. A truly fascinating and interesting read into Australian history.
Tuesday 16th August 2:15pm
Lucy Ribchester & Sara Sheridan
Edinburgh authors with kick-ass women characters is what interested me about this event. I've just finished Lucy Ribchester's new book The Amber Shadows (see review here) and Sara Sheridan's Mirabelle Bevan series is on my (always expanding and never ending) to-be -read pile. Sara's new book On Starlit Seas was launched this week.
Tuesday 16th August 7pm
P.S. I Love You- enough said.
Thursday 25th August 7pm
Her book The Lie Tree won the Costa Book of the year for 2015. It's still on my To-Be-Read pile but I'm keen to hear about how she came up with the idea for the book.
Saturday 27th August 10:30am
The man behind The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas that left me weeping like a baby.
Saturday 27th August 12:15pm & 5:45pm
His CHERUB series of books for teenagers was a massive hit with me when I was growing up. I went through a faze of wanting to be a spy thanks to this guy.
Sunday 21st August 3:45pm
For a full line up and tickets, go to www.edbookfest.co.uk
See you there!
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