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Edinburgh International Book Festival: Compilation 2016 - 2019

Updated: Mar 14

Like many, I'm saddened that the Edinburgh Festivals including Edinburgh International Book Festival has been cancelled this year but wait have you heard about the online program? I'm sure that like past events there will be something for everyone! Here's a look back at the amazing events, books and of course the incredible authors at Edinburgh International Book Festival. Time to catch up on some reading and plan your visit for 2021.


Edinburgh International Book Festival:

Compilation 2016 - 2019

I've been going along to the Edinburgh International Book Festival for many years but this would have been my fifth year reporting on it. Each year I'm as excited, if not more, than the previous year. As it just gets better and better!

Over the years I have been incredibly lucky to hear and meet some of my favourite authors including Ian Rankin, Alexander McColl Smith, Marion Keyes, Michael Palin and many more.

Ruby Wax, August 2013 ©MDHarding

About The Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983, an annual event taking place in August at Charlotte Square. Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017, there were over 800 inspirational events taking place including some of the world’s award-winning poets and writers. In 2017, the Edinburgh International Book Festival also extended along George Street.  

Debi Giliori - The Tobermory Cat, August 2015 ©MDHarding

August 2016

I love discovering new books, especially those that are travel related. In 2016 at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, there were so many that I had to cover them in two parts. Including everything from travelogues to full-blown stories on pilgrimages.

What are your favourite travel-related books?