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Feb 24, 2015

Comedian Miles Jupp stars as James Boswell in the brand new radio comedy series Boswell's Lives premiering on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday 25 February 2015. In the first episode we will hear Boswell travelling to Vienna in an attempt to write a biography of psychoanalyst Siegmund Freud (Henry Goodman). Two further episodes have been recorded in which Boswell will attempt to pen the lives of opera...Read more

Feb 01, 2015

The organizers of the Boswell Book Festival 2015 have announced that the festival will not take place at Boswell's own Auchinleck House this year, but rather at the nearby Dumfries House, once the seat of the Earls of Dumfries. Although it might seem strange to move a festival named for Boswell away from the house that was once his, it does make sense at some levels. Auchinleck House does lie a...Read more

Sep 08, 2014

BAFTA award winning actor Steve Coogan has signed on to play James Boswell in a movie adaption of the West End play "Boswell for the Defence". "Boswell For The Defence" (not to be confused with the journal volume of the same name) tells the true story of how James Boswell, in the twilight of his career and life, takes on an impossible case – to save the life of the convict Mary Bryant from the...Read more

Portrait of James Boswell, painted 1785 by Joshua Reynolds

James Boswell (1740-1795) - advocate, traveller, journalist, Scotsman and author of that most amazing book, the Life of Johnson. This site is dedicated to the life of Boswell.