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A message from Gail Wylie - BOOKMARK's Chair

8th Oct 2018

Now that BOOKMARK 2018 is over...

 we can now start looking forward to what's coming next.

More great writers, more fascinating talks and, most importantly, more laughter. BOOKMARK 2018 reminded us that we have so many talented authors to invite to inspire, delight, or simply involve us in their enthusiasms.  'I didn't realise Book Festivals were such fun' said some audience members who had never been to a Book Festival before; 'This exceeded our expectations,' said others.  Alan Johnson and Olga Wojtas (who described BOOKMARK as 'a totally brilliant weekend') are off to write other books so that they can be invited back.  True crime, SS in Comrie, Suffrage Art, time travelling Morningside librarians, stories of Muriel Spark, authors who would give stand-up comedians a run for their money - all that and more was at BOOKMARK. Our Chair-persons added to the enjoyment.  If you weren't there, you may get tired of hearing about it from those who were!

Two evening events in November confirm how much BOOKMARK brings to Blairgowrie.  On Wednesay 21st  at St Catharine's Hall, Robin A. Crawford will be talking about his best-selling book 'Into the Peatlands:  A Journey through the Moorland Year' and on Tuesday 27th at Blairgowrie Community Campus the much-loved Alexander McCall Smith (in conversation with Magnus Linklater) will bring laughter and light to a winter evening.  Tickets for both of these events (and they are selling fast) are available from our Treasurer at 01250 875612.


I really enjoyed the event on Friday, and I am glad the audience did too.  It‘s been an absolute pleasure. It went really well, with a very warm audience - laughter from the start put me immediately at ease.

Off to Canada in the morning with Mark Billingham. Hope they‘re as appreciative as in Blairgowrie.

Chris Brookmyre

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