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Edinburgh Book Festival

 On Monday 22 August a group of pupils travelled by bus to the Edinburgh Book Festival in Charlotte Square.   First we had the opportunity of listening to Celia Rees talking about her new book “The Fool’s Girl”  

 After a quick picnic relaxing in the deckchairs provided,


we then had a session with Julie Bertagna and Keith Gray on the topic “Surviving It”, whether that was ecological disaster or just being a teenager!

Julie Bertagna’s website:

More information on Keith can be found at

Some of the pupils who enjoyed their day at the Edinburgh Book Festival.

Edinburgh Book Festival Trip

“The Edinburgh Book Festival was really exciting because when we got our books signed it felt like meeting a celeb”

“headed back from a great day at the Edinburgh Book Festival”

Those were two of the comments from previous Edinburgh trips. This year we will be heading to the Festival on Monday the 22nd of August and hope to attend two events : Celia Rees will talk about her latest book and how she gets her inspiration and carries out her research while Julie Bertagna  and Keith Gray will discuss how their books tackle the problems of surviving life in the future. For more information on these authors have a look at the following websites:

  The Edinburgh trip is open to current S1 and S2 pupils. Please see the Librarians for details or ask your English teacher