Tuesday, August 05, 2008

What's the plural of Scouse?


In case it has escaped your notice, the Edinburgh International Book Festival starts this Saturday, August 9. This is undoubtedly one of the key literary events of the year. Edinburgh is the place to be in August, especially this year, because on Monday, August 11, you will be able to see two Scouse authors for the price of one. Nicholas Murray, novelist, historian and biographer (of Bruce Chatwin, Kafka, Aldous Huxley, Andrew Marvell and others), will be talking about his latest book A Corkscrew is Most Useful: The Travellers of the Empire, a colourful collection of real-life accounts of travel in the Victorian age. Joining Nicholas on the stage of the Peppers Theatre on Monday evening will be your genial blog-host, talking about - What was it now? Oh yes - my book The French Riviera: a Literary Guide, a virtual literary tour of the Riviera covering the lives and work of the many writers who found inspiration there. Afterwards, both of us will be signing our books in the Festival bookshop.

Edinburgh International Book Festival, Monday, August 11th, 8.30pm. Hope you can make it.

4 comments:

Ed R said...

Wish I could be there, Ted. Tell JK hello for me;)

riviera writer said...

Thanks Ed. I'll try, but she'll probably be busy talking to her accountant.

Nicholas Murray said...

It was a very successful event and a great opportunity to meet Ted. Two Scousers in one room I agree is a recipe for potential mayhem but we managed to conduct ourselves with the dignity and decorum appropriate to products of the European Capital of Culture 2008 . I have made mention of this event on my own blog: bibliophilicblogger@blogspot.com.

riviera writer said...

Thanks Nicholas - a great pleasure to meet you, Mrs M and now the aptly-named bb - a discovery that, like So Spirited a Town, I'm still savouring. Good luck with the Corkscrew and I hope we may share another platform sometime. Hay, perhaps?