Blog Posts tagged: scottish authors

Writer Mamie Lang

A Rainy Day Kickstarted Mamie Lang’s Amazing Career

Little did Mamie Lang know that by popping into a library to avoid the rain, she'd end up taking part in a creating writing class that would set her on the road to a long and illustrious career.

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Deck chairs at the Edinburgh Book Festival

August 2016: The Month in Books

We've got fantastic books, festivals, and films to help you end the summer with a bang!

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Girl Reading a Book in the sunshine

July 2016: The Month in Books

New books from favourite authors, highly anticipated films, family fun days and a landmark birthday should keep all of us busy until August!

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27 Scottish novels to look forward to in 2016

29 Scottish Novels to Look Forward to in 2016

2016 looks to be a memorable year for Scottish literature with a raft of new titles from debut and established authors lighting up the months ahead.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock

9 Scottish Book-to-Screen Adaptations We Love

Some adaptations make you gnash your teeth and curse the director/screenwriter who's just RUINED your favourite book. But sometimes, things go magically right. Here are a few of the adaptations we think went right.

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Macbeth performers by Kim Traynor

Four Novels Set During the Edinburgh Festivals

Whether you're preparing to dive right in or looking to enjoy the chaos vicariously, here are four excellent novels to put you in the Edinburgh Festivals mood

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Scottish books 2015 preview featuring Neil Oliver competition

15 More Scottish Novels to Look for in 2015

There may only be five months left of 2015 but there are 15 new Scottish novels to look forward to.

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Desperate Dan, image by Ninian Reid

A Dundee Dozen: Fact and Fiction from Dundee

Fiona Macdonald shares some books for all ages that celebrate Dundee's past and present

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Laura Marney, author of For Faughie's Sake

Author Confessions: Laura Marney

Author of For Faughie's Sake on bad reviews, her crush on Tom Sawyer and more.

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James Robertson

Read your way through classic Scottish novels on the new Higher English reading list

When schools return in August, teenagers embarking on Higher English across Scotland are in for a treat. The new range of classic and contemporary Scottish fiction and poetry on their reading list contains several classics - and modern classics - from the Scottish canon. If you’re looking for a...

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