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THE CORNER OF VICTORIA & ALBERT – A short story by MJ Corrigan

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This story has previously been published on MJ Corrigan’s blog #9 Dream. On the corner of Victoria and Albert, I watched as the rain washed the blond sandstone of the buildings opposite a… Continue reading

‘SOME DEY LEUCH/BIT IDDERS GRET’: Mark Ryan Smith’s The Literature of Shetland

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Mark Ryan Smith The Literature of Shetland (Shetland Times, 2014) by Stewart Sanderson Just over a year ago I visited Shetland for the first time. It was a long-awaited trip, facilitated by the opportunity… Continue reading

EIBF 2014: ‘Money Rules the World’: Alexander Kluge’s Film ‘Grapes of Trust’

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 9th–25th August 2014 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. Alexander Kluge’s Film Grapes of Trust was shown on… Continue reading

A BOX TO CLIMB OUT OF: Anneliese Mackintosh’s Any Other Mouth

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Anneliese Mackintosh Any Other Mouth (Freight Books, 2014) by Laura Waddell In one of the short stories that make up this collection, “One Nothing Everything,” the narrator describes writing from her hospital bed one… Continue reading

EIBF 2014: The Moth

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 9th–25th August 2014 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. The Moth performed on 23rd August 2014 by Defne Çizakça The… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY JIM CARRUTH

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JIM CARRUTH was born in 1963 in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, and grew up on his family’s farm near Kilbarchan. He has had six well-received pamphlet collections of poetry since his first, Bovine Pastoral in… Continue reading

EIBF 2014: ‘JUST A REGULAR FELLOW’ – BILLY COLLINS

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 9th–25th August 2014 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. Billy Collins performed on 19th August 2014. by Stephanie Green… Continue reading

EIBF 2014: FIERY MOONS – ALEXANDER HUTCHISON AND DAVID HARSENT

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 9th–25th August 2014 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. Alexander Hutchison and Daivd Harsent perfomed on 19th August 2014. by… Continue reading

ON THE EDGE: HEAD FOR THE EDGE, KEEP WALKING

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Kate Tough Head For the Edge, Keep Walking (Cargo, 2014) by Margaret Callaghan Head For the Edge, Keep Walking published by Cargo, is the first novel by Glasgow writer Kate Tough, who is… Continue reading

EIBF 2014: KATE TOUGH

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 9th–25th August 2014 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. Kate Tough performed on 11th August 2014. by Karyn Dougan… Continue reading

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