Book Week Scotland - read on

Well-loved literary characters don their boxing gloves and get ready for the fight of their lives.
Well-loved literary characters don their boxing gloves and get ready for the fight of their lives.

Bookworms are in for a treat at Westerton Library when renowned author David Munro discusses his book, The Time Jigsaw.

He is appearing as part of Book Week Scotland, which runs from November 24-30, and gives people the chance to hear a series of talks by well-known authors, illustrators and film-makers.

A number of events have been organised locally in association with the Scottish Book Trust.

David will be at the library on Monday, November 24, at 2.30pm, to chat about his time travel thriller. To book a free place call the library on 0141 943 0780 or e-mail westerton@eastdunbarton.gov.uk

The following day, at Brookwood Library, writer Michael Cannon appears, also at 2.30pm. Michael has written books such as Articles of Faith - exploring themes of love, loss and family. To book call 0141 777 3021 or e-mail brookwood@eastdunbarton.gov.uk

Then, on Wednesday, again at Brookwood Library (2pm), author/illustrator Nick Sharratt chats about some of the illustrations he has done in more than 250 children’s books.

Also on Wednesday, at 7pm in Milngavie Library, Professor Paul Younger will speak on how Scotland will meet its renewable energy targets in the decades to come. Reserve your free place on 0141 956 2776 or e-mail milngavie@eastdunbarton.gov.uk

EDLC Trust chairman Scott Hill said: “I am delighted by the fantastic range of visits and events which have been organised as part of this year’s Book Week Scotland. I hope as many people as possible seize the opportunity to enjoy author talks, children’s events and more.”

Councillor Alan Moir, convener of development and regeneration at East Dunbartonshire Council, said: “The council is pleased to support the EDLC Trust in its ongoing efforts to promote reading and the use of our excellent local facilities.”