Literature

Pumpkin-spiced reads for all your autumnal needs

As Halloween has been and gone and Edinburgh rapidly gets chillier by the day, it’s hard to ignore the rat-tat-tat of winter at the door. To celebrate the final month of the autumn, we asked our writers which books they recommend cosying up with...

Black Water

Cormac O’Keeffe’s debut novel, Black Water, tells the story of football-mad Jig Hunt, a ten-year-old teetering on the edge of Dublin gangland. With an alcoholic mother and abusive father, Jig searches for role-models as he enters the adult...

On Five Dollars a Day

On turning the final page of this book, one could be forgiven for expecting to find an index of European place names and attractions, such is the academic and yet highly informative and interesting nature of On Five Dollars a Day. In fact, James W....

Meet the Storyteller: Geeta Ramanujam

In just one hour, Geeta Ramanujam leads the audience through the journey of her life in stories. From her childhood in Mumbai to her successful career as an internationally renowned storyteller, she envelopes the audience in colourful imagery and...

Scotland and Ireland: Warriors and Wild Women

Celtic folklore is laden with stories of strong and ferocious warrior men and women. John Hamilton impeccably brings these characters to life, intertwining the tales of the men with those of the strong Celtic women of the time. Hamilton first enters...

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