Connerys memoirs to be unveiled on his 78th birthday at book fest

June 13th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 13 (ANI): Sir Sean Connerys long-awaited autobiography, Being A Scot, will be unveiled on his 78th birthday at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on August 25.

The books launch will also mark the end of the two-week festival.

Connery has jointly written the book with his filmmaker friend Murrey Grigor, and has expressed his views about Scotland in it.

“What we will unveil is a rather remarkable document, written in conjunction with his friend, the brilliant Scottish film-maker Murray Grigor, the BBC quoted Book festival director, Catherine Lockerbie, as saying.

“It will illuminate what Fountainbridge’s most famous former milkman thinks of many aspects of Scottish culture and life, including sport, architecture and of course the gothic tendency in Scots literature,” she added.

She even revealed that Connery was expected to attend the book launch himself.

“In this special year it was obviously essential to bring Sir Sean back to the city of his birth, on the day of his birthday, for a world exclusive launch of his first book, she said.

The festival, which has grown from its humble beginnings in 1983 to become the largest festival of its kind in the world, is itself celebrating its 25th birthday this year.

Even more interesting fact about this years festival is that it will be the biggest in its history, with a record 800 authors participating in more than 750 events.

Sir Salman Rushdie, Louis de Bernieres, Margaret Atwood, Alan Sillitoe, and Hanif Kureishi are some of the top names attached to the festival this time.

The festival begins on August 9. (ANI)

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