The big Edinburgh festivals party is over for another year. Didn't we have fun? If you're not quite ready to say goodbye to the revels, then BooksfromScotland have got some brilliant book recommendations for you celebrating our capital city and beyond . . . 

David Robinson Reviews Jemma Neville

David Robinson finds in reading Jemma Neville's excellent social history and call to arms that the most interesting and important stories are often found just outside your front door. 
I Want to be a Machine
Keith Hartley, Chief Curator and Deputy Director at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, explores the parallels in the work of these two Pop Art icons in his fascinating book.
 A Fine Line Between Kill and Cure
Edinburgh in the 19th century was a time of great invention and gruesome deeds - the perfect combination for a rip-roaring historical crime thriller. Enjoy this extract from the new novel by Ambrose Parry.
Bon Appetit!

Sue Lawrence is one of Scotland's best food writers and in her latest book she shares her favourite recipes from her travels round Scotland's islands. Spoil yourself with this recipe using the delicious honey on Colonsay.
Rediscovering D E Stevenson

We continue our Rediscovering strand with D E Stevenson, second cousin to the more famous R L Stevenson, though a bestselling author in her lifetime. Her novels have just been reissued and Lee Randall finds out a revival is well-deserved.
Catch up with the rest of the Guestlist Issue
And there's more in our Guestlist Issue, including:
Rhona MacLeod Returns!

There is so much great crime fiction being released just now, we just had to share some more with you! Here's an extract from Lin Anderson's latest instalment in the Rhona MacLeod series. 
Everything Nice!

Award-winning food writer Ghillie Basan takes us on a culinary journey around Scotland and her own food memories in her latest - and very gorgeous - book. Here, she shares her thoughts on pairing whisky with food.
If you enjoyed our Guestlist Issue then you might also like our previous Festival City Issue available to read in our archive of past Issues.

I hope you agree that the books we've highlighted this month deserve a round of applause and, probably, a standing ovation. And we hope you got a chance to sample some of Edinburgh's delights if you were here. What are your favourite festival memories? Who would you invite to your literary party? Let us know by tweeting @scottishbooks and we'll share your highlights. 

We wish you happy reading!

All best wishes,

Vikki Reilly

Online Editor
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