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Book Week Scotland Launch

Or Bookwitch Scotland, as I prefer to think of it. I mean, what’s the difference? Just a couple of letters and Book Week Scotland could be all mine. 383 more words


A literary feast in town from Toppings

If you were at StAnza last March, you may have visited Toppings, St Andrews new bookshop. Toppings arrived in town last November and during this month and part of next month they are running a literary festival which is now in full swing. 116 more words

Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster, BBC4, October 11th

In 2007, Sophie Lancaster and her boyfriend were assaulted in Stubbylee Park, Bacup. The couple had not been acting offensively, nor had they any disagreements with their attackers; but the attack was born of hatred all the same. 309 more words


Simon Armitage - Mother Any Distance

Mother Any Distance – text

In case you’re wondering:

Span: the width of a human hand, or distance between the tips of the fingers with arms outstretched; the width between two supports on a bridge. 719 more words

GCSE Literature

Avoidance Tactics

Writing is difficult. Not the statement of the century I grant you. It took me a year to write To the Left of Your North Star… 271 more words

Walking and Writing

In an opening which set the tone for a quirky and amusing Edinburgh Book Festival event, the mellifluous RP tones of Jamie Jauncey asked poet Simon Armitage: … 774 more words

'Paper Aeroplane' by Simon Armitage

Being that ‘Paper Aeroplane’ is the titular poem to Armitage’s much awaited lifetime collection, there has been a lot of anticipation surrounding it. In his dazzling career, Armitage has managed to shape contemporary poetry with his lyrical, wry, and often heartbreaking poems. 751 more words