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What kind of a reader are you?

  • Submitted: 22nd August 2021

Types of readers to choose from There are said to be some 4 kinds of readers. Claire from Ireland wrote to the BookTrail asking to share her little quiz with…

The Great British BookTrail – The Edinburgh Bookshop

  • Submitted: 20th August 2021

The Edinburgh Bookshop, Bruntsfield A visit to the Edinburgh bookshop which took me to Bruntsfield, about a 30 minute walk from Princess Street. It's all up hill, along Lothian Road,…

Novel set in Japan – The Pine Islands by Marion Poschmann

  • Submitted: 18th August 2021

The Pine Islands  of Japan translated by Jen Calleja A  novel which takes a journey about life itself and creates a meandering and captivating story of hope and so much more.…

Books set in the gothic city of Edinburgh

  • Submitted: 17th August 2021

Gothic Edinburgh as a literary setting - Travel Tuesday There are some cities that are just destined to be great literary settings. Scotland's capital city is just perfect for all…

The Dark thriller set in Antarctica by Emma Haughton

  • Submitted: 16th August 2021

Is it Dark in Antarctica asks Emma Haughton? A&E doctor Kate North is offered the chance to be an emergency replacement at the UN research station in Antarctica. The previous…

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