UK Cities of Literature – part three

Edinburgh (2004) Edinburgh is the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, designated in 2004. It is the birthplace and home to world-famous writers, poets and playwrights including Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), Walter Scott (Waverley), and JK Rowling (Harry Potter). It has its own Poet Laureate, the Edinburgh Makar. Publishing Scotland, the national body for … More UK Cities of Literature – part three

UK Cities of Literature

Edinburgh, Scotland (2004) – Edinburgh is the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature. It is the birthplace and home to world-famous writers, poets and playwrights including Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), Walter Scott (Waverley), and JK Rowling (Harry Potter). It has its own Poet Laureate, the Edinburgh Makar. The Edinburgh International Book Festival is the world’s largest literary … More UK Cities of Literature

Ambience at sea

The City Adventurers were recently invited to visit the Ambassador Cruise Line’s new ship Ambience. So we headed to London Tilbury port. This new cruise line is aimed at over 50s British cruisers who love no-fly cruises. Although we’ve never been on a cruise before, a lot of our friends and club members love them. … More Ambience at sea