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Edinburgh - UNESCO City of Literature

Edinburgh - UNESCO City of Literature

Kidnapped, but free to roam

COPIES of Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped have travelled the world after being "released into the wild" in Edinburgh.

Read all about it . . One City tops list of borrowed titles

A COLLECTION of short stories by Edinburgh authors has beaten Harry Potter to become the city's most borrowed library book.

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One Book - but more to come?

YESTERDAY saw the launch of "One Book - One Edinburgh", a campaign to popularise the reading habit and to publicise the capital's title of UNESCO City of Literature. Some 35,000 free copies of Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped will go to every school and library in Edinburgh until stocks run out.

Adventure, history and 'a rollicking good read' for free

A GRAPHIC novel version of Kidnapped is included among 35,000 copies of the Scottish adventure yarn, written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1886, being distributed free in Edinburgh this month.

Hotel's pillow project is talk of the town

POEMS are to be left on the pillows at a new hotel as part of a new initiative to promote Edinburgh as a world city of literature.

Poets' work to form basis of city literature collection

THREE Scottish poets have been commissioned to create a special collection of poems to bolster Edinburgh's reputation as the world's first city of literature.

Kidnapped set to grab new readers with 25,000 free copies of book

THE escapades of young David Balfour and the Jacobite adventurer Alan Breck Stewart have captured the imaginations of generations of Scots readers.

Novel idea to give away free books

A TOTAL of 25,000 free copies of Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped are to be distributed throughout Edinburgh next month.

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New bus tour serving up city's literary fare

A NEW bus tour has been launched to celebrate the growing popularity of the city's literary greats. The Edinburgh Literary Bus Tour has been set up by the organisers of the city's successful pub tour, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

Poetry to hit write note in library festival

POETRY celebrating Edinburgh and Glasgow is to be performed in the Capital.

Follow in Stevenson's footsteps

WALKERS can follow in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson and James Gillespie on a guided walk through Colinton.

It's time we celebrated our City of Literature

THE city of Berlin has risen from the ashes of its elegantly decadent past to become the capital city of Deutschland again. There's a hard-edged brutalism in its new and rebuilt architecture, design and style; it's a city of the young - vibrant and raw. And, at minus 12 degrees, it certainly was raw in mid-January.

Let the city in on the story . . just read this and pass it on

IT is the bestseller set to put a smile on the face of hundreds of book lovers as they sit down to drink a coffee or pint of beer.

City to offer writers refuge

EDINBURGH is set to become a safe haven for writers fleeing persecution in their own countries.

Words on the streets

EDINBURGH'S literary treasures have been surrounding us for the past 500 years.

Author's win sparks battle to find books

BOOK shops are scrambling to get hold of works by the little-known Albanian writer presented with a prestigious literary prize in the Capital.

Inspiration bubbles over for winning wordsmith

THE Albanian dissident writer Ismail Kadare yesterday collected the first Man Booker International Prize for Literature and told how the biggest influence on his writing was Macbeth.

Prize-winning novelist books place in history

ALBANIAN dissident and novelist Ismail Kadare was today due to pick up the inaugural Man Booker International Prize in the Capital.

Capital's new chapter

IN TWO DAYS' TIME, WHEN LA CRÈME DE la crème of the literary world gathers in the Royal Museum of Scotland for the presentation of the first Man Booker International Prize, a few people in the audience might just permit themselves a quiet smile of satisfaction.

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