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The 2014 Programme is now available! Click here to download (PDF 7MB)

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Boswell Book Festival 2014

Boswell & Book Festival - in major BBC TWO  Series

Janice Forsyth

Who saw Andrew Marr's programme this week? In the first of his series 'Great Scots' he profiled the life and work of James Boswell one of three Scottish writers who have reflected, defined and challenged Scottish national identity over the last 300 years.

In the first episode of Andrew Marr’s Great Scots: The Writers Who Shaped A Nation, Marr profiled the 'unlikely literary' hero, Boswell.  A man torn between his patriotic duty at home and his desire for fame and adventure elsewhere, it is Boswell’s colourful life and work that captures so vividly the uneasy relationship between England and Scotland in the century that followed the act of union.   Andrew retraced Boswell’s journey from his privileged but austere childhood in Ayrshire, to the vibrant streets of London and on to the epic wilderness of the Western Isles.

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We invite you visit our sister website  - where you can find out much more about James Boswell, his writing, his legacy and about the ongoing work of The Trust to ensure Boswell's place in history. 


James Boswell

James Boswell

The man, his life and work.


Home of James Boswell and our festival host.

Bozzy Books

Bozzy's Books

James Boswell in print.