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Books of the Year 2017 – A Literary Advent Calendar

December 14, 2017

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to pick one, or two, books — published this year or in the past — that they most enjoyed reading in 2017. John Scally gives us his picks on 14th December.

Books of the Year 2017 – A Literary Advent Calendar

December 13, 2017

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to pick one, or two, books — published this year or in the past — that they most enjoyed reading in 2017. Kevin MacNeil offers his picks for 13th December 2017.

Books of the Year 2017 – Literary Advent Calendar

December 12, 2017

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to...

Books of the Year 2017 – A Literary Advent Calendar

December 11, 2017

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to...

Books of the Year 2017 – A Literary Advent Calendar

December 10, 2017

We’ve asked Scotland’s leading writers, booksellers, festival directors and critics to...

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Volume 12 Issue 5 Editorial

November 18, 2017

LET’S face it, too many books are published. Figures vary but it is generally believed that in the region of 200,000 titles are published in the UK each year. This is a staggering number which leaves us dumbfounded.

I To the Hills

November 18, 2017

HOW HILLARY BLEW IT

November 18, 2017

NEW POEMS: CLAIRE ASKEW

November 18, 2017

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