Portobello Book Festival – Sunday 3rd October – morning events

Below are the details for events in the morning of Sunday 3rd October.
Please remember that all events are ticketed apart from those online.
Tickets available from the library.


11.00am-12.00 noon                                        LIBRARY DOWNSTAIRS

Award-winning author Dr Gavin Francis’s latest book Intensive Care is written from the perspective of a GP working in both urban and rural communities during the Pandemic. Gavin will be in conversation with Dr John Budd, GP at the Edinburgh Access Practice, which provides care for patients who are homeless. They will discuss how Covid has changed lives, the amazing work of Edinburgh’s Inclusion Health outreach teams and the city’s response in terms of housing people who would otherwise have been rough sleeping.


11.15am-12.15pm                                                   LIBRARY UPSTAIRS

Angela’s latest novel The Darlings is a compelling exploration of the power of unconditional love. Set in Edinburgh, it is a fast-paced, funny and unflinching story of infidelity. Angela, a former psychology lecturer, won Edinburgh International Book Festival’s First Book Award with her debut novel The Emergence of Judy Taylor. She is a Tutor in Creative Writing for Open College of the Arts. She will be joined in this special event by Louise Kelly.

Books by all our participating authors are available to order from The Portobello Bookshop.
Click here to visit the PBF page

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