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Saturday, November 24th 2018 - Sunday, November 25th 2018

Cove and Kilcreggan Book Festival 2018

10:30 - 00:00

In its fifth year, the Cove and Kilcreggan Book Festival takes place on the 24th and 25th of November 2018, in Cove Burgh Hall.

This popular event – which is part of Book Week Scotland – will feature some of the country’s best loved and most respected writers.

There are many high profile authors coming to the book festival, including our Scottish Makar, Jackie Kay and the Queen of Crime, Val McDermid.

Another hugely successful crime writer,  Alex Gray, is joining the line up and there is  the welcome return of Sally Magnusson, this time with her debut novel.

Angus Roxburgh, formerly the BBC’s man in Moscow is launching the proceedings whilst the following day will see the brilliant foreign correspondent Allan Little in conversation with Gavin Francis, the Edinburgh GP who has become one of the country’s most successful writers on the human condition. They make quite a double act and will be reprising their hugely popular  event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival where Allan is the chair.

A less familiar name is Jane MacKenzie, but her latest novel, Tapestry of War, is partially set right here on the Peninsula and features the world war two hospital at Knockderry Castle and the American base at Rosneath.

The brilliant author, essayist and playwright Andrew O’Hagan is also coming this year. And making his third visit  is perennial favourite James Robertson who has written an off beat biography with conversation and songs of the late, great Michael Marra.  Joining James will be legendary folk musician Rab Noakes and they are our special Saturday night feature.

We think you’ll agree it’s quite a line up and we’re confident of a healthy audience for them all who will have the opportunity after each event to chat to the authors, buy their books and have them signed.

Bookings and Tickets

Tickets will be available in some local outlets but you can book online now by visiting the event website. 


Knockderry Country House Hotel, one the major sponsors of the festival is offering discounted deals for the weekend of 24th and 25th for visitors.