Edinburgh Reads: Val McDermid

“I would not be a writer if it wasn’t for the public library system” Val McDermid

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Val McDermid (r) with Christine Hamilton (courtesy Andrew Ansell)

Val McDermid  kept us entertained at last week’s Edinburgh Reads event. In a packed and wide-ranging hour Val covered everything from re-imagining Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey to memories of going to Oxford as a 16-year-old. Between times there was a hilarious anecdote about how she inadvertently upset a television scriptwriter.

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Look out for video of the event appearing on the Edinburgh Reads playlist very soon – where you’ll be able to find out which book Val described as having ‘everything’, and why we’ll probably never see her doing a children’s story time.

In the meantime you can see more snaps from the night on Flickr.

“a joy to listen to”

“always good value”

“brilliant!”

Just some of the audience feedback from the night. We couldn’t put it any better ourselves. Thanks a million Val!

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