I have just returned from my event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Edinburgh is such a great city. I stupidly forgot to bring my camera with me so I can't show what a grand city it is to anyone who hasn't been. But that's all the more reason for you to go and have a look for yourselves.
I did a public event yesterday and a schools event today. Both went very well. I stayed in a very comfortable and surprisingly quiet hotel a stones throw from the festival site and the weather was mostly kind to me. The whole experience was very, very pleasant. Thanks to everyone at the festival for running such a smooth operation.
I was taken aback a little by the size of the schools event crowd. I'm not sure how many I was expecting to be talking to, but I could not have had a nicer audience. They were attentive and responsive and asked lots of good questions. A big thank you to all the staff and students who came along and making the event such a success.