Tomorrow the 2012 Edinburgh International Book Festival begins in Edinburgh, Scotland. Browsing the program is like reading the Who's Who of UK literary royalty - Pat Barker, Roddy Doyle, Ian McEwan and Ann Enright. Not to mention the North American, South American and other writers that appear on the list of 800 authors that will be appearing across the next two weeks. It's bound to be an exciting event.
Oh, did I not mention that I'm going? I leave one week from today. Tickets are in hand to some big names who will be reading while I'm there. Could there be an event in the world that would be more tempting? Not for me.
While I'm there I am in search of the wonderful apartment Kate Atkinson's main character Jackson Brodie occupies in the PBS series Case Histories. I covet that place - former garage doors that act as a wall that can be opened to the outside! I suggest reading the Jackson Brody series by Kate Atkinson. The TV series doesn't depict the subtlety with which Atkinson draws our hero.
Check in on the blog. There will be pictures and tales of the adventure to come.
Cheerio! Ta Ta! Tarah!