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Edinburgh Book Fringe

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

The unassuming Word Power bookshop on West Nicolson Street is home this month to many famous authors discussing and reading from their works. In today’s cast the room is full to hear Shlomo Sand talking about his new book. Sand is famed for his previous work ‘The Invention of the Jewish People’ which caused widespread controversy. Today, however, despite the author’s proclamation that he speaks little English, he captivates the room with his discussion of Jewish and Israeli identity. The shop itself offers an intimate but not limiting space with which to interact with widely-reputed authors. Somewhat of a hidden treasure of the book festival, anyone with a keen interest in literature should be sure to check the programme.

Word Power Books, 18 – 25 Aug, free, fpp n/a.
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