Why Interview Writers?

September 4, 2009
by Ali Smith

Why Interview Writers? – Ali Smith AFTER MORE than twenty years of in-depth interviewing of Scottish writers for the Sound Archive she first began to create in the mid- 1980s, and after editing and publishing exactly twenty, in all, of these good lengthy interviews, Isobel Murray has...

Volume 5 – Issue 2 – Reviews

September 4, 2009

Volume 5 Issue 2 Reviews One Day David Nicholls Hodder & Stoughton, £12.99 pp435 ISBN 0340896965 Reviewer: RONALD FRAME My copy of One Day is an Uncorrected Bound Proof. It comes with the directive “Not for resale or quotation”. I can foresee a problem here: not the matter of offloading...

Generation Kill

September 2, 2009
by Roger Hutchinson

Generation Kill – Roger Hutchinson IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR the adult population of Harris took an auspicious decision. By a majority of more than two to one, they voted in favour of the whole of their island becoming a National Park. It was a significant ballot not because its result registered...

Sexing Up Maggie

September 2, 2009
by Harry Reid

Sexing Up Maggie – Harry Reid ONE OF THE many silly myths about Margaret Thatcher enthusiastically propagated by her detractors is that she was losing electoral popularity by the mid-1980s, particularly after the miners’ strike. The fact is that in 1987 she won her third general election...

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by Alison Metcalfe, National Library of Scotland

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by Brian Morton

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Coming and Going

by Alasdair McKillop