Hoping you can join us on Saturday for the seventh Cove and Kilcreggan Book Festival - join us virtually, that is.

Like the rest of Scotland’s vibrant band of book festivals, we have been forced to go digital, and will have a cut-down six events on Saturday, November 21, from 10am onwards. Although you’ll still be able to log on for some time thereafter.

It’s been a strange old time for the Book Festival team on our patch.

Normally the bakers would be baking up a storm for the “green room” and the café bar, or making a variety of soup and sandwiches.

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And normally the bookselling team would be feverishly counting Waterstones’ supplies.

There would be folk sorting out ticketing, setting out chairs, decorating Cove Burgh Hall, getting ready to ferry authors from hither and yon.

Instead, a strange hiatus has overtaken the operation.

All the interviews have been done and dusted, thanks to Mr Zoom.

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A wee promo film has been sent to MyVLF, the professional firm who have stitched it all digitally together for us.

But, thanks to generous sponsorship, we are still alive and kicking, and very much hoping to see folks in person next year.

Log on to MyVLF.com to meet Kirsty Wark, Sally Magnusson, Alan Johnson, Clare Hunter, Peter Geoghegan, and Peter Ross. You can even chat to them via text throughout.

It’ll all look and feel a bit different. Then again, in 2020, doesn’t just about everything?

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