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December 11, 2016

Books 2016: Picks of the Year

Scotland’s leading writers and critics pick two books – one published in 2016 and one published in the past – that they most enjoyed reading in 2016. There’ll be new selections every day until Christmas Eve. 11th December features picks by Irvine Welsh, Robert Crawford and Ronald Frame.

December 10, 2016

Books 2016: Picks of the Year

Scotland’s leading writers and critics pick two books – one published in 2016 and one published in the past – that they most enjoyed reading in 2016. There’ll be new selections every day until Christmas Eve. 10th December features picks by William Boyd, Tiffany Jenkins, Joyce Gunn Cairns, and...

December 9, 2016

Crichton’s Close

It’s that time of the year when the books pages of newspapers fill up with writers of all stripes sharing their thoughts...

December 9, 2016

Books 2016: Picks of the Year

Scotland’s leading writers and critics pick two books – one published in 2016 and one published in the past – that...

December 8, 2016

Books 2016: Picks of the Year

Scotland’s leading writers and critics pick two books – one published in 2016 and one published in the past – that...

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November 18, 2016

Volume 12 Issue 1 Editorial

We have reached that point in the calendar when the book trade is at its most buoyant. Over the coming month or so more books will be bought than in the rest of the year put together. Or so the theory goes. 

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The Return of The Cheviot

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THE cry ‘Whaur’s yer Wullie Shakespeare noo?’ first uttered at the 1756 premiere of John Home’s play, Douglas, has echoed down the years in the legends associated with Scottish theatre. It is not sober to reissue it now, not even after watching Rona Munro’s magnificent trilogy, and not only...