One Book – One Edinburgh
- Anna Millar
- 17 January 2008
One Book – One Edinburgh reading campaign launched
The Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust launches its second One Book – One Edinburgh citywide reading campaign next month, which this year is based around Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The initiative aims to get as many people in the capital reading the novel as possible. The programme of events includes graphic novel workshops, film screenings, discussions and walking tours as well as a live performance piece by Donald Smith.
Ali Bowden from the trust, said of the campaign: ‘We were completely blown away by the enthusiasm generated by the last campaign. We’re really pleased so many community and book groups have signed up to participate. This is a fantastic, dark tale, and it’ll be a great read to share.’
10,000 copies of a new paperback edition of the original text will be given away around Edinburgh and will include exclusive sketches by graphic artist, Cam Kennedy, and an introduction by Ian Rankin. Full details can be found at www.cityofliterature.com