Tag Archive: Scotland

‘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: XIAOLU GUO

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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. Xiaolu Guo read at the Edinburgh International Book Festival… Continue reading

A CURIOSITY BEYOND THE IMMEDIATE: Miha Mazzini’s Crumbs

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Miha Mazzini Crumbs, translated by Maja Visenjak-Limon (Freight, 2014) by Emilie Anderson Crumbs is the best-selling novel in what is now known as Slovenia, published just before the country’s independence from Yugoslavia almost 25 years… Continue reading

MAKING OUR DREAMS COME TRUE: JAMES FOLEY AND PETE RAMAND’S YES: THE RADICAL CASE FOR SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE

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James Foley and Pete Ramand Yes: The Radical Case for Scottish Independence (Pluto Press, 2014) by Tom Coles  1. Radical Skepticism A couple of weeks ago this reviewer attended the Glasgow Skeptics‘ discussion on Scottish Independence,… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY GRAHAM FULTON

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GRAHAM FULTON‘s poems have been widely published in magazines, anthologies, online journals and newspapers in both Europe and the USA, including Ambit, The North, Edinburgh Review, Gutter, Poetry Book Society Anthology, Stand, Stride, Chapman, Raintown Review, Orbis,… Continue reading

LOVERS AND DEMONS: Bethany Ruth Anderson’s Swings and Roundabouts

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Bethany Ruth Anderson Swings and Roundabouts (Bamboccioni Books, 2013) by Karyn Dougan New Scottish author Bethany Ruth Anderson has teamed-up with new Scottish-based publisher Bamboccioni Books to publish her debut novel, Swings and Roundabouts. Think… Continue reading

EDWARD PUGH: Place and Landscape in Six Views of Denbighshire, 1794

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John Barrell, Edward Pugh of Ruthin, 1763-1813. ‘A Native Artist’ (University of Wales Press: Cardiff, 2013). by Ailsa Hutton In 1794, Edward Pugh was to publish by subscription a series of images known as… Continue reading