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New and well-loved au­thors alike will grace the Wig­town Book Fes­ti­val

The Scots Magazine - - Wild About Scotland -

IF you’re look­ing for a fes­ti­val with soul, you can’t beat the Wig­town Book Fes­ti­val. The yearly event has run since 1999 in the spec­tac­u­lar coun­try­side of Dum­fries and Gal­loway and cel­e­brates the town’s unique lit­er­ary her­itage. Of­fi­cially named Scot­land’s na­tional book town, Wig­town has 14 book shops, in­clud­ing Shaun Bythell’s sec­ond-hand es­tab­lish­ment, the largest in the coun­try.

The fes­ti­val, which starts Septem­ber 21 and runs for 10 days, will see both new and es­tab­lished au­thors at­tend­ing, from de­but au­thor Imo­gen Her­mes Gowar, to cel­e­brated Shet­land au­thor Ann Cleeves, to kilted yogi-turned-writer Fin­lay Wil­son.

With so many bril­liant events on of­fer, your book ex­pert Dawn Ged­des chooses her six of the best…

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