Great Line Up Announced for Edinburgh’s Smallest Book Festival

In May, Edinburgh’s Nicolson Square will host a book sale and showcase local authors at the annual Christian Aid Book Sale and Festival at the City of Edinburgh Methodist Church. This event raises money for the work of Christian Aid, the official relief, development and advocacy agency of 41 sponsoring churches in Britain and Ireland, and which works amongst some of the poorest people in the world. Last year, thousands of books were sold and the event raised £2500 for Christian Aid.

The mini book festival this year features:

– writer and journalist Rosemary Goring

– crime writer Lin Anderson (creator of forensic scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod)

– Richard Frazer, featuring a new book about pilgrimage

– Young Adult fiction writer Lesley Glaister

– Claire Askew, poet, novelist and Writer in Residence at the University of Edinburgh.

The sale and festival will run from Saturday 11 – Friday 17 May 2019.

Edinburgh is famous for its Christian Aid book sales. The two original book sales have been held in the city during Christian Aid Week in May every year for more than 40 years – at St Andrew’s and St George’s West on George Street and at Holy Corner. These have raised well over £2m for the work of Christian Aid. Since 2017, The City of Edinburgh Methodist Church at Nicolson Square has been a new sale location in the south east of the city. Although based at the Methodist Church, the event is run with volunteers from other Edinburgh churches.

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Saturday 11 May, 2pm – Rosemary Goring: Writing Her Story

Saturday 11 May, 7pm – Lin Anderson: Forensics – Fact Meets Fiction

Sunday 12 May, 2pm – Richard Frazer: Rediscovering Pilgrimage in the 21st Century

Monday 13 May, 7pm – Lesley Glaister: Aphra’s Child

Tuesday 14 May, 7pm – Claire Askew: Exploring Hidden Truths