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Thoughts from the Edinburgh Festival

on Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:41

The Edinburgh Festival is world-famous for a reason. Whether the wind and rain are so heavy as to make it impossible to hear or the bright sun is bouncing off the Spiegeltent, you just can’t help but be struck by the convergence of cultures and great minds in one of the world’s greatest literary festivals. The air of wisdom, the sharing of knowledge and opinions, permeates the atmosphere and authors and readers become equal, simply as appreciators of great literature.

This year, topics under discussion included the situation in the Middle East, Scottish Independence and the commemorations of