Claire Sawers

Freelance Writer

Date: July 27, 2009 (page 1 of 2)

Book review: AL Kennedy – What Becomes

Scotland On Sunday
25 July 2009

‘Frailty and failure, they’re charismatic,” announces AL Kennedy midway through her latest collection of short stories, where she stops narrating and turns the spotlight back on herself for a moment.

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Alan Bissett – Death of a Ladies’ Man

Scotland on Sunday
19 July 2009

Charlie Bain is the kind of man who sees a lady with her legs crossed as a challenge. An outrageous, compulsive flirt, he is a serial womaniser, but one who considers himself loftier than the average. Continue reading

Adams and Rea

The List
24 July 2009

Well-mannered but occasionally naughty musical pair Continue reading

Various – Soma Coma Vol III

The List
23 July 2009
4 stars

Glowing ambient melodies here invite you to get horizontal, maybe stare at something moving in slow-motion, and zone out.

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Duran Duran – Edinburgh Castle, Thu 16 Jul 2009

The List
23 July 2009
4 stars

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Frankmusik – Complete Me

The List
23 July 2009
3 stars

Twenty-three-year-old Vincent Frank dropped out of art and fashion school before becoming a very decent beatboxer, then a remixer, and now a popster. Continue reading

Jamie Kilstein

The List
24 July 2009

Serf abuse

US firebrand comic Jamie Kilstein tells Claire Sawers that although he may have backed Obama, that won’t stop the president getting a verbal kicking Continue reading

Rhys Darby

The List
24 July 2009

Taking flight

During his last Fringe foray, Rhys Darby had to drag people off the street to see his shows. Now enjoying cult status, Claire Sawers reckons his characters and sound effects will have mass appeal

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A Life in Politics – Clare Short

The List
Edinburgh Festival Guide
13 July 2009

Independent MP releases some controversial bees from her bonnet Continue reading

David Byrne – Edge Festival Edinburgh

The List
Edinburgh Festival Guide
13 July 2009

 

Former Talking Heads leader returns to his groundbreaking collaborative roots Continue reading

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