Nearly twenty years after J K Rowling was here with her first book, it has been illustrated by Jim Kay, and become much, much larger.
From Potter to poetry with Zaffar Kunial and the Scottish Makar. And festival director Nick Barley.
And Pufflings, as in Lynne Rickards’ Skye the Puffling, with Jon Mitchell.
Sticking with my letter P theme, here is Petr Horáček and Nicola Davies, busy entertaining fans in the children’s bookshop.
Slightly scarier stuff in Zom-B Goddess, but Darren Shan is as polite as they come.
And before I leave you with another image of my favourite lights in trees, I offer you two people who always make my book festival a pleasanter place; local agent Lindsey Fraser in conversation with Mr B.
(In order to find our first encounter with Mr B, I went down Memory Lane, which is about seven years away, and I was astounded to see how many authors were around then. We were only there for a week, but had authors practically coming out of our ears.)