Memoir is a genre which I like to dip into from time to time, my favourites to date being Tim Lott’s The Scent of Dried Roses and Lorna Sage’s Bad Blood – both moving and memorable in different ways. Today I’m inviting Clare Best, Linen Press’ latest author, to talk about her memoir The Missing … Continue reading The Missing List: a memoir by Clare Best
Today a large part of Scotland will be giving a collective sigh of relief as the Forth Road Bridge re-opens to traffic. But for how much longer? When I crossed last September I never imagined it might be for the last time. All of which made me think about how the bridges dominated our lives growing … Continue reading Forth Road Bridge to re-open, but for how long?
Growing up in Scotland and loving tennis is a difficult path to follow and I should know. In my home town not a million miles from Dunblane, the weather was always rubbish. A lot of my memories involve sitting in the clubhouse waiting for the puddles on the court to evaporate. I watched my first ever grass court … Continue reading Scottish tennis – Come on Andy!
It’s been a hectic couple of weeks in the blogosphere. No sooner had I been tagged than two other lovely bloggers nominated me for blog awards – JoAnna for Versatile Blogger and Pauline Barclay – herself one of the sunniest bloggers on the planet – for Friendly Blogger. I am grateful to both of these … Continue reading Awards and ancestry.
St. Andrews, clinging to the edge of the Fife coast, is an oddity in so many ways. With a skyline to die for and a wind you just want to avoid, it’s overrun for most of the year by students and for the rest of the time by those who come to worship at the mecca of golf. And yet despite … Continue reading An Alumnus Chronicle