Be guid tae yer Mammy; bittersweet and authentic

Originally being from just outside Glasgow, I love reading Scottish fiction, especially fiction with an authentic Scottish voice. And Emma Rae’s debut novel Be guid tae yer Mammy definitely has a strong authentic Glaswegian voice.…

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There’s Only One Danny Garvey; a tale of hope, redemption and football

Full of depth and pathos with a good dose of Scottish wit, There’s Only One Danny Garvey is a book that is sure to stay with me. And if you’re a football fan, you’re on…

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The Big Chill; a cracking crime sequel

You may recall that back in the early days of 2020 I was lucky enough to read and review A Dark Matter, the first book in the quirky crime series by Scottish writer Doug Johnstone.…

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The Lost Lights of St Kilda; simply stunning

Ahhhh, The Lost Lights of St Kilda truly captivated me. It is written in such a beautiful, subtle manner that evoked a deep impression on me. With its evocative sense of setting, emotional portrayal of…

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The Jewel; the story of Rabbie Burns muse

So I’ve spent this last week reading novels about two of our greatest ever bards, William Shakespeare and Robert Burns – or more precisely, the women in their lives. The first of these books is…

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