Get your tickets for EdBookFest now!



Tickets went on sale yesterday for this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, taking place next month at its new home in the at its new home in Edinburgh College of Art (part of the University of Edinburgh). It will be a hybrid festival with in-person events that are also available to watch online on a ‘Pay What You Can’ basis.

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BookPick : A Secret World

BookPick : A Secret World

by BigJules

This selection is devoted to the black arts of spy-craft – espionage, code breaking, clandestine operations and the like – and features four titles by recognised experts in the area. In my Kydd tales Nicholas Renzi, against his moral compass but undertaken from his sense of duty, is sometimes involved in covert operations involving the French and other enemies of Great Britain. As a serving Royal Navy officer I was privy to a number of classified activities and have long held a fascination for a world largely hidden from general view but crucial to the freedom and values of our democracies.


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Experience the Underground secrets revealed in new TV documentary first-hand with brand new Hidden London tours

  • New Secrets of the London Underground documentary hosted by Siddy Holloway and Tim Dunn starts on Monday 19 July at 8pm on the Yesterday channel
  • Experience first-hand the secret histories and places revealed in the new TV series on a Hidden London tour from London Transport Museum
  • Explore two new sites for the first time with a virtual tour of York Road Underground station on the Piccadilly Line and an in-person tour of Kingsway Tram Subway in London’s West End


People curious to delve deeper into the history of disused Tube stations revealed by UKTV’s new Secrets of the London Underground documentary – to be aired on the Yesterday channel for the first time on Monday 19 July at 8pm  – will love joining London Transport Museum’s Hidden London virtual and in-person tours to explore more of this subterranean world. The remaining five episodes of the new TV series will continue to be shown on Mondays at 8pm.

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