It’s time to start working again after a nice holiday. What a better place to do it than in Edinburgh.
Last Saturday and Sunday I was doing talks with workshops at The Edinburgh Literary Festival.
I love Edinburgh as a city and I love the Edinburgh book festival. The festival is always so well organised with a great programme, nice people to work with and great audiences.
At the festival I had time to see a couple of very interesting and inspiring events. David Roberts and Sally Gardner talking about their book “Tinder” was one of them and I enjoyed it very much, but the highlight was Judith Kerr and her son Matthew Kneale.
Judith Kerr is so inspirational, witty, funny and a talented artist. Real treat to see and hear her live!
As for me, Edinburgh also gives me a good chance to meet up and catch up with fellow artists and authors. I already mentioned the great organisation of the whole event, but I was also very pleased to see the bookshop at the Edinburgh book festival. Lots of space and very well stocked! Most of my recent books were there including the new pop up version of Silly Suzy Goose and some of my board books.Talking about board books – I have two new board books out!
and “Where Do You Live Snail“?
In the past I may have said enough about the importance of board books, so let me just say that I’m AGAIN very pleased with the quality of the board books Walker Books is publishing. The books are always beautifully printed. The colours are great and so is the quality of the card. Long live Walker Books!