The Wigtown Book Festival programme has arrived. As you can see from the image our Notional Theatre copy is already pretty Well Thumbed. They’ve got a lot going on…

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You can find all the details at

Page 37 of the hard copy (as illustrated above) covers some of the events on Friday 30th September. And there we are: ‘Well Thumbed is one man’s gently prurient literary adventures through the well-used pages of literature.A Notional Theatre production, conceived and performed by Terry Victor.’ Well, I for one am going to be there.

In case you don’t know, according to the poets of Wikipedia, ‘Wigtown (Scottish GaelicBaile na h-Ùige) is a town and former royal burgh in Wigtownshire, of which it is the county town, within the Dumfries and Galloway region in Scotland. It lies east of Stranraer and south of Newton Stewart. It is well known today as “Scotland’s National Book Town” with a high concentration of second-hand book shops. It has a population of about 1,000.’

Weeks ago, in conversation with Wigtown festival director Adrian Turpin, My Life and Loves by Frank Harris was mentioned. At that time Harris was not a part of the Well Thumbed script… He is now. Thank you, Adrian.


The jaunty chap with the impressive moustache is Frank Harris. Born in Ireland, educated in Wales, ran away to America, settled in London & what a life he led! His contribution to Well Thumbed will surprise and, possibly, even charm you.

Meanwhile, with Wigtown in focus and Scotland in mind, the Well Thumbed bibliography also includes words from Boswell & Burns.

& so much more…




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