Great to have survived another birthday. Also means I get presents. One of them this year was a ticket to the Edinburgh Book Festival. My friends took me to hear Jonathan Dimbleby. So interesting. He was not at all as I expected him to be. I thought his stature would be as big as his character.
Nevertheless an exciting hour listening to an orator. He had the audience spell-bound. I learned so much about the Battle of the Atlantic which was what his latest book was about.
The atmosphere at the festival was great. On this particular evening it was a square full of readers and writers, all intent on promoting this great art.