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For the Joy of Reading: Home Ground

This book is a delight and, if you live in Glasgow, it is free from Glasgow Libraries.   It was written as part of the celebration of the Homeless World Cup that took place in Glasgow last year.   362 more words

Books And Reading

For the Joy of Reading: Perfect Remains

If you expect your thrillers to be plausible, this is probably not the book for you.   If you want to read a police procedural, this is definitely not the book for you.   496 more words

Books And Reading

Comedy and the Happy Ending

An incredibly late post about the comedy writing workshop I went to for the Aye Write festival about a month and a half ago. Overall it was great fun, though there was this one point that I disagreed with. 652 more words

Fiction

For the Joy of Reading: Bringing in the Sheaves

Richard Coles is the quintessential gay English country vicar.   If you didn’t know that, you simply have not been paying attention and you certainly have not been listening to his radio broadcasts.   501 more words

Books And Reading

For the Joy of Reading: This is Memorial Device

My first shock came in the second paragraph.   “This isn’t Manchester or London or fucking Chingford.   This is Airdrie.”   For those of us who lived near Chingford in the 1980s, the idea of it as a cultural centre is astonishing.   493 more words

Books And Reading

Arts Review: A Hebridean Journey with Madeleine Bunting - Aye Write 2017

The Mitchell Library, 19th March

Nations define themselves by the stories they tell, and often these are the stories of edges and border. The Cliffs of Dover, for example, are an iconic image of the United Kingdom, separating the country from the sea and mainland Europe beyond. 432 more words

Arts Review: Welcome to Nigeria – Aye Write 2017

CCA, 12th March

Nigerian writing is in vogue at the moment, and for good reason. Like many of their compatriots, the two speakers at this Aye Write panel, Ayobami Adebayo and Chibundu Onuzo, are funny, exciting and up-and-coming novelists. 351 more words