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Big names sign up for Edinburgh book festival

posted 21 Jun 2012, 07:17 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 21 Jun 2012, 07:23 ]

The first page has been turned on this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, with a host of star names on the contents list.

Former prime minister Gordon Brown is one of several big hitters due to attend when Charlotte Square Gardens is transformed into a hive of activity in August, with Ian McEwan and Will Self also sure to attract readers.

Organisers have vowed that this year’s festival will offer a platform for new thinking about world affairs, with writers from across the planet taking part.

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