Top crime writer to visit Dunoon

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Published Date: 

12 Nov 2015 - 12:26

Dunoon Library is holding an author event and theatrical performance to celebrate Book Week Scotland 2015.

Book Week Scotland takes place from 23rd until 29th November and is a national celebration of books and reading that brings hundreds of free events to a variety of venues across the country.

The theme for this year's event is transformation. Throughout the week the nation will be celebrating the powerful and positive impact that books can have on people’s lives.

Dunoon Library will be welcoming Scottish crime writer Christopher Brookmyre to talk about his latest novel and successful career. The event will take place on Tuesday 24th November 2015 at 7pm. Tickets are free but booking is essential. Don’t miss the opportunity to go along and listen to one of Scotland’s wittiest and most popular authors.

On Wednesday 25th November Dunoon Library will also be hosting Cultural Connections theatre group’s performance of, ‘An audience with Mr and Mrs Andrew Carnegie’. This unique drama will tell the story of the Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist who became the richest man in the world by the time he was 65. The performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are free but booking is essential.

Argyll and Bute Council's Policy Lead for Community and Culture, Councillor Robin Currie said, "Scotland is a nation of readers and here in Argyll and Bute we are delighted to be taking part in this year's Book Week Scotland.

"The benefits of reading cannot be underestimated. Not only does it help broaden the mind and increase vocabulary, it also helps to relieve stress and create greater tranquillity. It is very encouraging to see our local libraries playing a part in this and I would encourage as many people as possible to go along and show their support for what will be a very worthwhile and interesting event."

To find out more about these events or to book a place please visit or contact library staff on 01369 708682 or email