I went to two presentations at the Book Festival yesterday, and both of them mentioned the war. The first one was given by Rana Mitter, to introduce his book: China’s war With Japan 1937-1945: the struggle for survival.
The second one was by Halik Kochanski, author of The Eagle Unbowed, a book about Poland during the war.
Excellent presentations, both of which were very well attended. It is fascinating to realise that hundreds of people will turn out in Edinburgh to listen to talks about the history of WWII.
Half of George Street is currently blocked off to traffic, and is being used for restaurants and bars.
You never know what you’re going to see next in Edinburgh, at this time of year.