Wednesday, September 19, 2012

And in the meantime...

...the 15th century Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca, born in Tuscany, was Muriel Spark's favourite artist.   Click here to see the National Gallery's web-page which has a short biography and features three of his paintings including The Nativity where the Tuscan hills can be seen in the background.

Muriel in Italy

The Society's Annual Lecture will be given by Gail Wylie and will take place at the National Library of Scotland on George IV Bridge at 6 pm on Tuesday 13 November 2012.   For further information and booking please go to or phone 0131 623 3734.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012


Here is an intriguing link to an article on  WalesOnline which looks at the literary texts that are still in their censored form in Spain including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

City of Words

The streets are quieter...the Festival is nearly over - but check out this continuing exhibition City of Words at The University of Edinburgh library in George Square.