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Book In Advance – Bloody Scotland On Tour

Damn fine account, Andy


Bloody Scotland On Tour: Waterstones West End, Edinburgh, 25 November 2013

A 6pm start for this evening’s event and a walk the length of Edinburgh’s second most famous street, Princes Street (it seems appropriate when blogging about a literary event to once again query why “Princes Street” doesn’t have an apostrophe in it) to see an event about ‘Tartan Noir’ should be very appropriate at this time of year, with how early the darkness engulfs Scotland’s capital in November.  The eeriness of structures like the magnificent Scott’s Monument and the castle looming over the city centre should put us in exactly the right mood for a discussion about crime.  Sadly, this is not the case, as Edinburgh is using enough electricity to power a small country with the, what seems to be earlier every year, Christmas lights.  People who know me will be aware that I am very prone to…

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  1. Pat wright
    November 28, 2013 at 2:30 am

    The blog IS damn fine but your striped shirt deserves a blog of its own, Q !

  2. November 28, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Hoops, Pat, not stripes. All the way from L’Escala market. Genuine fake Lacoste.

  3. Pat wright
    November 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    The hat is just as distinguished! is “hoops” Spanish for “stripes”? shirt and hat equally attractive. “Hoops”…hmmmm

  4. November 28, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Hoops = horizontal. Stripes – vertical. (In this part of the planet.) The hat is all the way from Melbourne, Australia.

  5. John Milner
    December 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    If the name was Prince Street, you couldn’t use an apostrophe-
    If the name was Princess Street you wouldn’t need an apostrophe-
    On that basis why should Princes Street require an apostrophe?

  6. December 1, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    On Andy’s behalf, who gives a toss?

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