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November goals..

I have suddenly realised that I have a stack of books on my bedside cabinet that I am yet to even glance at! Working in a charity shop gives me access to hundreds of different books each week for ridiculously cheap prices. 330 more words


Talk of the Toun - Helen MacKinven + guest post/Q&A

I’m absolutely delighted to have Helen MacKinven on the blog today discussing her debut novel Talk of the Toun. In a slight variation to how I usually do these posts, Helen’s written a guest piece on her use of Scot’s dialect in the novel, which is up first. 2,317 more words


News in brief - book tickets for festival, church fund-raiser

Tickets for the second Cove and Kilcreggan Book Festival are now on sale.

The event in Cove Burgh Hall will welcome some of the best-known names in Scottish crime writing on Saturday November 28 – Val McDermid and Denise Mina will star in the afternoon event. 89 more words

Cove Burgh Hall

Black History Month: A Walking Tour of Glasgow's Past

That the swift expansion of Glasgow in the 18th and 19th centuries was due primarily to its industries has long been known, and is well acknowledged today. 1,962 more words

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Why Poetry Matters

The love I have for poetry now is completely unexpected given that I spent so many years (mostly during my GCSEs) detesting the art form. I have come to adore it and, more importantly, respect it to the point where I now write my own regularly. 1,135 more words


Autumn Songs

Poetry with Friends at The Mission returned on Tuesday of this week. Thank goodness! We’ve missed both high and low brow banter, our poetic chums and the poetry over the summer. 237 more words