February: A Month in Books

Illustration from Harry Potter
Category: Reading

The dark days of January are gone but there're still plenty of reasons to curl up with a good book. Here are just some of the booky things coming your way in February...

Big New Book Releases

Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman, 7 Feb

The traditional tales of the north get the Gaiman treatment. Think deities, dwarves and giants galore!

The Heart's Invisible Furies, John Boyne, 9 Feb

Charting the life of Cyril Avery, born to an unmarried woman cast out of her Irish community and adopted by an eccentric Dublin couple. But who is Cyril Avery? 

Ragdoll, Daniel Cole, 23 Feb

Debut thriller from ex-paramedic Cole, and the first installment of a much-anticipated new series. Meet detectives Wolf and Baxter while they try to track down the 'ragdoll' killer. 

Book Festivals

Harry Potter Book Night, 2 Feb

More magic than you can shake a wand at! Put on a party to celebrate all things Potter and have a look at all the wonderful resources available to bring out your inner wizard.

Winter Words Festival, Pitlochry, 10-19 Feb

Head to picturesque Pitlochry for talks, events and workshops, including appearances from Nicholas Crane, Vince Cable and Scottish documentary maker Paul Diffley. The first weekend features the Banff Moutain Film Festival for the third year running.  

Glasgow Film Festival, 15-26 Feb

Another fab film line-up with some literary adaptations - catch psychological thriller Berlin Syndrome by Melanie Joosten, Barbara O'Connor's How to Steal a Dog and Scarred Hearts by Max Blecher amongst others.

Film

Fifty Shades Darker, 10 Feb

Just when you think it can't get any darker, Christian Grey is back for the follow-up to Fifty Shades of Grey.

Hidden Figures, 17 Feb

Charts the story of female African-American mathematicians working at NASA and is based on the book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly.  

 

Check out our other blogs, 29 Scottish Novels to Look Forward to in 2017 and 21 Book-to-Film Adaptations for more happenings in the world of books! 

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