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Book of the Month: Mossbelly MacFearsome and the Dwarves of Doom

Discover Alex Gardiner's latest novel, Mossbelly MacFearsome and the Dwarves of Doom, and enter our competition to win one of five free copies!

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33 Scottish Novels to Look Forward to in 2019

33 Scottish Novels to Look Forward to in 2019

We preview some of the most exciting new Scottish novels hitting book shops and libraries in 2019.

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Spark Life: The Biographies of Muriel Spark

Professor Willy Maley explores how Muriel Spark's biographies of other writers shaped her own writing.

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Rediscovering Little Robin

Jan Fearnley shares how she illustrated the new 20th anniversary edition of Little Robin Red Vest.

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The Gutenberg Bible is going on display!

Visit the National Library of Scotland to see the Gutenberg Bible on Thursday 22 November

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How to edit Wikipedia like a rebel

Don’t just read Wikipedia – edit Wikipedia! A rebellious how-to by Delphine Dallison, Wikimedian in Residence at the Scottish Library and Information Council

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Book of the Month: White Feather

Win one of five copies of White Feather, by Catherine and David MacPhail.

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Long Read: Muriel Spark and Africa

Willy Maley reflects on Muriel Spark’s formative experiences in Africa and the importance of her time there for her life and work.

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Happy Birthday Beano!

This year marks the 80th birthday of Beano. To celebrate, we invited them to share some little-known facts about everyone's favourite comic.

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Maria Edgeworth

Rebellious Writers: Maria Edgeworth

A daughter of privilege strikes out against the injustices of her own class in novels that would be considered shocking even today

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