Lanark by Alasdair Gray

I read Lanark as part of the Read Scotland 2014 Challenge, I chose this one because I hadn’t read anything by Alasdair Gray before although we have all of his books, this one must have been sitting on a bookshelf … Continue reading

Recent Book Purchases

I mentioned earlier that I only bought two books in Wigtown (Scotland’s book town – allegedly). I managed to get a lovely hardback copy of Dorothy Dunnett’s Scales of Gold, it’s one of her House of Niccolo books. I also … Continue reading

Dandy Gilver and A Most Misleading Habit by Catriona McPherson

Dandy Gilver and A Most Misleading Habit by Catriona McPherson is the latest in the Dandy Gilver series that I’ve been enjoying over the past few years. The setting is Scotland, the bleak moors of Lanarkshire, and Dandy is called … Continue reading

The Moon King by Neil Williamson

The Moon King by Neil Williamson was published in 2014, it’s the first novel by the author and I think it comes under the genre of fantasy, not something that I read much but I did enjoy this one. Glassholm … Continue reading

Lest We Forget – Armistice Day

Every teeny village that you go through in the UK has its own War Memorial, and sometimes there are memorials in the middle of nowhere, commemorating the men who lived in far flung rural areas with no community focal point. … Continue reading

Read Scotland 2014

It’s time for a Read Scotland 2014 update, in fact it’s way past time as I’ve just realised that I’ve read 15 Scottish books this year, so I’ve gone beyond Ben Nevis as I knew I would. I don’t know … Continue reading

The Comforters by Muriel Spark

The Comforters was the first of Muriel Spark’s twenty-two novels to be published. It was published in 1957 and as I’ve just recently finished reading Lanark, Alasdair Gray’s first novel I have to say that I did notice similarities between … Continue reading

The Chinese Shawl by Patricia Wentworth

The Chinese Shawl was first published in 1943, it’s a Miss Silver mystery and I must say that the more time I spend in the company of Miss Silver – the more I like her. In fact I really loved … Continue reading

Read Scotland 2014

Have you signed up for Peggy Ann’s Read Scotland 2014 Challenge yet? If not then have a wee think about doing it as I’m sure you could read at least 3 or 4 books which would qualify for it without … Continue reading