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EIBF 2019: Quest for happiness

  • Spark Theatre on George Street Edinburgh International Book Festival Edinburgh EH2 4YW (map)

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

As the UK’s former Chief Medical Officer and chair of the Commission on Scottish Devolution, Kenneth Calman is used to sticking his head above the parapet. His autobiography It Started in a Cupboard: Adventures in Life, Learning and Happiness, which he shares today, explores his life and the development of his heartfelt views. It’s the story of a working class lad who’s tried to make Scotland a healthier place, finding contentment himself along the way.

Chaired by Brian Taylor. Part of our Stories that Make Scotland series of events.

Tickets are £12/£10 concession, and are available from the EIBF event page here.