My spy in Edinburgh took this photograph on Friday.
The fact is we’re still counting down on Lizzy’s Literary Life, for I have shown a modicum of remarkable constraint in not attending for the first two days. I have been preparing. Assembling the survival kit, and the books that I hope to get signed over the next two weeks. I hope to read some of them too, enjoying glorious sunshine in Princes Street Gardens. Should the elements have other plans, however, I’ll seek out a friendly bolt-hole, defrost with cups of hot tea (and possibly a wee dram) and feed myself some fantastic fiction.
I love sharing what is the highlight of my reading year so if you want to come along, stay tuned. The blog will be filled with journal entries, reviews and signed book giveaways like last year. Weather-permitting I may add some literary sightseeing and a few other surprises as well. In the meantime, let me present the true stars of the show.
Ladies and Gentlemen, please give it up for Lizzy’s 2009 Edinburgh International Book Festival In A Box!