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The Written Word

Posted by bamfordn 29/08/2018 0 Comment(s) Biggar Day Out,Children' s Events,Literature,

With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy?
       What could be better than a good read? Meeting the people who create the books we love perhaps. Getting under the skin of the writing and the psyche of the creator. This year the Festival offers you the opportunity to meet some of Scotland's most lauded and respected writers of our time.

Val McDermid needs little introduction. The very name causes an anticipatory tingle down the spine of lovers of crime writing. You can join 'the Queen of Crime Writing' at Biggar Little Festival to celebrate her latest gripping novel, Broken Ground : a Karen Pirie thriller. However, you need to be quick. Tickets for this event are selling fast.

Far from the Scottish mainland, Robin A Crawford takes the reader on a fascinating journey to the peatlands of the Outer Hebrides. He  reveals their history, folklore, wildlife and culture. Half land, half water, the Outer Hebredian peatlands have been places of human habitation since time immemorial. The reader can explore, over the course of a year, the  seasonal processing of peat as fuel and feel the island rhythm of life in these lonely, watery places.
Into The Peatlands  is 'unputdownably' fascinating and informative.

More wildlife adventures of a completely different nature, Polly Pullar presents ‘A Richness of Martens: Wildlife Tales from Ardnamurchan'. Polly Pullar, naturalist and photographer, follows the lives and exploits of wild pine martens who frequent a garden in Ardnamurchan. Natural history, coupled with Pullar’s own wildlife experiences result in a fascinating glimpse of an often misunderstood animal. This is a passionate portrait of pine martens, Ardnamurchan and the habitat, a tale rich in content which will, without doubt, capture your imagination.

Let us not forget the younger reader.
On Biggar Day Out, kids can explore our Storytelling Trail with The Biggar Little Spider.????

Join the Tiger Tea Party as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Judith Kerr's The Tiger Who Came to Tea. ???? It's certain to be a big hit with fun loving little ones. There will also be a chance to hear about the recently published Scottish version ‘The Teeger That Cam For his Tea’ (great fun!)

Happy Reading Festival Goers!