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Well, I got there in the end. I’ve seen the proof. They sent me a digital proof of the book I’ve been working on these fifteen years, and it should be on the shelves of all good bookshops by the end of July. Phew! Sometimes I was frustrated by how long it took, and I knew I was losing credibility when dear friends and family stopped asking how it was going. But I always knew it was maturing in the process. Thanks to Gavin MacDougall and all at Luath Press for having that wee bit of confidence and giving me my chance. Now we’ll see! See The Book page for more details.

Meanwhile, it’s a thrill to be invited to discuss ‘Edinburgh beyond the guide book’ with Jenni Calder, at an event on 23 August in Luath’s Scotlandsfest. Jenni has been published many times and is bringing out her latest: ‘Existential Edinburgh: An Eccentric Odyssey’. There should be some interesting contrasts of perception between us. Click here for more details and a ticket.