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Richard Dawkins, Will Self and doodles: picks of the Edinburgh book festival


George RR Martin came back, Jackie Kay and Will Self delighted their crowds and Richard Dawkins talked about his childhood ... A lot can happen in two days at the international book festival

Bertha seems to have passed, meteorological peace has been restored and Charlotte square is full of readers again. The top literary game has kept going at the Edinburgh international book festival in this very intense first week. Heres a round-up of what has happened in the last two days.

.@NickSharratt1 draws a hippo. Children's illustrators are doodling for us at #edbookfesthttps://t.co/twc9it7Z61

.@DavidMelling1 doodles a lovely Hugless Douglas for us at #edbookfesthttps://t.co/zqGba4OFwE via @GdnChildrensBks

Spotted several audience members in tears at the end of Jackie Kay's incredibly beautiful and moving readings at #edbookfest. What a woman.

Two rising stars of international fiction from India and Iran

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