Edinburgh - UNESCO City of Literature
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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.
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.
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.
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.
THE escapades of young David Balfour and the Jacobite adventurer Alan Breck Stewart have captured the imaginations of generations of Scots readers.
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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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 celebrating Edinburgh and Glasgow is to be performed in the Capital.
WALKERS can follow in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson and James Gillespie on a guided walk through Colinton.
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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.
EDINBURGH is set to become a safe haven for writers fleeing persecution in their own countries.
EDINBURGH'S literary treasures have been surrounding us for the past 500 years.
BOOK shops are scrambling to get hold of works by the little-known Albanian writer presented with a prestigious literary prize in the Capital.
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.
ALBANIAN dissident and novelist Ismail Kadare was today due to pick up the inaugural Man Booker International Prize in the Capital.
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.