I have a soft spot for books about Roman Britain which I think has more to do with reading Rosemary Sutcliffe than studying Tacitus (yes, I did that too, once upon a time!) So it’s a pleasure to welcome Scottish writer Nancy Jardine to talk about researching this fascinating era. Thank you so much for … Continue reading History, Fiction and Archaeology. Nancy Jardine talks about Scotland in the First Century A.D.
Our tree is up and my shopping is (nearly) done! So to celebrate, I thought I could help you out with yours – 🙂 So, if you order A Kettle of Fish (and even if it’s a while since it come out, as far as I know, books do not go off or lose their … Continue reading Snow is falling – special offer on A Kettle of Fish
Reading and holidays go together like … well you can fill in your own favourite pairing, but how often does a book make a holiday or a holiday location add something to a book? And before settng off, how often do we look for something set in the country or area we’re visiting? Not long after … Continue reading A fictional trip around Scotland, starting with A Kettle of Fish
My daughter unearthed this in an Oxfam shop a few months ago and just got round to bringing it home. It has all the fascination of an old book, or in this case and old magazine with a hessian (?) cover and what I suppose is an old version of a ‘perfect’ binding, i.e. the pages … Continue reading Robert Louis Stevenson – a bit of a find
‘The first time I saw Jenny Caddas she was taking a swarm of bees.’ It’s a great feeling when you fall in love with a book on the first page, or even the first line, and that’s what happened to me with The Physic Garden by Catherine Czerkawska. The voice is that of William Lang, … Continue reading The Physic Garden: too good to dissect