Reading Rocks in Angus!

17 Jun 2019 |

ANGUSalive Libraries will be launching an exciting summer of reading adventures with an explosive event from the award-winning Scottish author Stuart Reid.


Forfar Library will host this book reading bonanza on Friday 5th July at 2pm as part of the Reading Rocks in Angus summer campaign to excite and engage readers of all ages. Stuart is already well-known in the area, appointed as Reading Ambassador to Langlands Primary School, visiting the pupils six times already this year.


“The pupils (and teachers) at Langlands are amazing. Their energy, engagement and involvement have been brilliant this year, and the results have been amazing. If this is Forfar, then I can’t wait to visit the Library!”

Stuart’s latest book Gorgeous George and the Timewarp Trouser Trumpets has already won the silver medal at the Wishing Shelf Book Awards in April, but there’s a rumour that Stuart will be unveiling his 8th book Gorgeous George and the Incredible Iron-Bru-Man Incident in Forfar, despite the book not due for release until the following week.

This new book will be officially launched in London on TalkSport radio, where Stuart has been invited onto the Hawksbee and Jacobs show, which attracts over 1.1 million listeners every afternoon. But Forfar kids may be first in the country to get a sneaky peek at the latest Gorgeous George adventure.


Stuart is considered to be one of Britain’s hardest working authors with almost 2,000 visits to schools, libraries and book festivals throughout the UK, as well as hosting events in Ireland, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, India, Hong Kong and Australia. He has enjoyed further international recognition after signing with Istanbul-based publisher, Nemesis, who have already published and translated his first two books into Turkish.


As well as his jam-packed book tour, Stuart will also be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival throughout August 2019. In the words of Irish Children’s Laureate, Eoin Colfer the Gorgeous George series is "Gorgeously funny, exciting, smelly, revolting and brilliant!” and is the perfect cheeky read for children aged 8-11years old.”


Stuart lives in Falkirk, Scotland with his wife and two daughters. Before he took up writing full-time, he worked for over two decades in the hospitality sector as a regional manager for Premier Inn before overseeing the opening and management of the first Premier Inn hotel in Dubai, where he lived with his family for two years.