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EIBF 2019: Notes from a Very Small Island

  • Writers' Retreat Edinburgh International Book Festival Charlotte Square Gardens Edinburgh EH2 4DR (map)

Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019. For the full programme, please visit

Two writers discuss profounds truths about island life. Donald S Murray’s As the Women Lay Dreaming is set on the Isle of Lewis in 1936 and centres on a grandfather grieving for the wife he lost in the sinking of HMY Iolaire. The Tempest is award-winning Swedish author Steve Sem-Sandberg’s haunting tribute to Shakespeare, set on a remote island off the Norwegian coast.

Tickets are £8/£6 concession, and are available from the EIBF event page here.

The Guga Stone: Lies, Legends and Lunacies from St Kilda by Donald S. Murray