#20BooksEdinburgh – the social side

Along with learning lots of stuff and making connections with other authors, 20Books also has a more relaxed side to it, and being located in Edinburgh, there was plenty to see and do.

The conference, and the room I stayed in, were in the University grounds, which is truly beautiful – here’s a taster

This was the building I stayed in

In a very comfortable student room with a fabulous view

We wandered Edinburgh some evenings, coming across this rather famous café where a certain book about a boy wizard was written…

Loved the architecture

(This’ll look better once the building work is complete and those garish signs are down, but even so…)

And some of us posed in our best tartan (me on the left)

before taking to the floor on the Saturday evening for a traditional Scottish Ceilidh

Ah, what fun! Writing can be such a solitary occupation, if you get the chance to attend a conference like this, I can highly recommend the experience.


  1. What a delightful event. I was hoping to see a picture of a Scottish dorm room. I have no idea how they compare to those in the US.

    Beautiful pictures of the town, too.

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    1. Do you know what? I did take one, but I can’t find it! I spent ages searching folders, but nada 😦


  2. Deb, so much fun! Thanks for sharing the vids. That first photo looks like a storybook photo! 🙂

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    1. It sure was fun, I wish it would happen again, but they’ve said no more outside the US because the logistics are a nightmare 😦

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      1. Oh, that is really sad! 😦

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  3. That looks like wonderful fun, Deborah. Someday I’ll go there. I can’t wait. 🙂

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