Literature

The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days

Aside from the uninspiring cover, The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days by Juliet Conlin lives up to its title in recounting the most unordinary tale in a truly beguiling fashion. Opening on day one of our elderly protagonist arriving in...

The White Bird Passes

Unlike so many classics, Jessie Kesson’s semi-autobiographical The White Bird Passes seems not to have stood the test of time. Set in 1920s Aberdeenshire, the Scottish novelist’s first work centralises on the character of Janie, an 8 year old...

Book Week Scotland: NEHH Presents…Cold Turkey

On a cold December night in Edinburgh, the setting of ‘NEHH Presents: Cold Turkey’ provided a welcome contrast to the outside world. The room was warmed by of the heat of a couple of old men dancing to the rhythm of modern poetry, whilst black...

Dr Jekyll and Mr Seek

In light of the recent celebration of Robert Louis Stevenson day, The Student takes a look at Anthony O’Neill’s sequel Dr Jekyll & Mr Seek. Over 130 years after the original was published, O’Neill’s sequel jumps right back into the...

Book Week Scotland: Soul Food Café

To celebrate Book Week Scotland’s theme of ‘Nourish’ drawing to a close, the Lighthouse Bookshop opened its doors for the ‘Soul Food Café’, seeing Kate Young and Kevin MacNeil discuss food, life and literature. Revealing the inspiration...

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