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Trumpet by Jackie Kay

Wonderfully touching (agonising in places) history of a marriage. Essentially a book about love and grief;  ideas of identity, gender and race are never far from the surface. 71 more words

Fiction

Routes into the Scottish Set Text Poems

No.2 First lines/last lines

So it’s the second of our routes into the Scottish Set Texts. Last week we looked at images to prompt thought and discussion ahead of reading the poems. 456 more words

Secondary

EIBF 2014: JACKIE KAY - INSIDE A WOMAN'S MIND

This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 9th–25th August 2014 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. 1,202 more words

Poetry

EIBF 2014: SWEET POTATO AND CALLALOO - THE POETS OF 'YONDER AWA'

This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 9th–25th August 2014 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. 1,702 more words

Poetry

Routes into the Scottish Set Text Poems

No.1 An image of the images

The pressures of timetables and National 5 and Higher curricula are such that it can be very tempting to launch straight into a new poem with nothing but the barest preamble by way of introduction. 671 more words

Secondary

Unsung Female Writers (Part Two)

Thank you for the great response to our Unsung Female Writers (Part One) post. Today, we’ve got the rest of the list for you consisting of mine and Antonia’s choices. 1,217 more words

Bernadine Evaristo

WBW Book Corner: Somewhere (Elsewhere)

So normally here on the WBW Book Corner, I give my intro, as so, followed by the summary that Amazon provides for the book that I am spotlighting! 350 more words

Fiction