Playing it by the book for readers of all ages

Scottish Book Week. Pic by Rob McDougall.
Scottish Book Week. Pic by Rob McDougall.

Book Week Scotland starts on Monday (November 23) and there’s a whole series of exciting literary events taking place across East Dunbartonshire.

The fun starts on Monday, November 23, from 11am in Lennoxtown Library when authors Paul V. Hunter and Sarah Crome tell stories from the Royal Court of King Robert in character as King Robert and his Queen Elizabeth de Burgh.

At the same time the barge Voyager will be leaving from The Stables, Kirkintilloch, for a canal trip set to passages of prose and poems.

On Tuesday (November 24) there will be a chance to meet author Janice Brown at the William Patrick Library from 11am.

The grandmother will be talking about two books - Hartsend which takes a look at life in a village and fast-paced thriller Through Every Human Heart.

Another author appearing during Scottish Book Week is Irene Lebeter, who will be at Bishopbriggs Library on Thursday, November 26, from 3pm.

The member of Strathkelvin Writers will be speaking about her latest novel - a story of one woman’s search for her roots stretching over six decades.

Milngavie Library is the venue for one of the highlights of the week, on Friday, November 27 from 7pm.

Cameraman Doug Allan, who worked on several of David Attenborough’s landmark television series, will be talking about his life.

Finally, on Saturday, there will be a ‘Future Makers Day’ at the William Patrick Library, with youngsters given the chance to try game design and computer programming.