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From A to B by Gerry McGrath

I know Gerry McGrath personally.  He lives in the village but grew up in Helensburgh, Scotland.  He graduated from Strathclyde University, Glasgow and taught for some years.  More recently, he moved to the south west of the country to concentrate on his poetry.  He is a stimulating poet. Gerry McGrath is also a poet concerned …

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The Observations by Jane Harris

Jane Harris is a British writer of fiction and screenplays.   She has written many short stories that have appeared in anthologies, but her first novel, “The Observations”, was short listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2007 and the UK book store Waterstones, has chosen her as one of its 25 Authors for the Future. She …

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Holding poems by Maggie Rabatski

Maggie Rabatski is a truly gifted poet.  She has been nominated for the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust 2011 Book Awards for her first anthology ‘Down from the Dance’ (“an Deidh an Dannsa”).  There are many elements that go to make Maggie’s rich and diverse poetry.  She hales from the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides of …

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A Small Weeping by Alex Gray

  Alex Gray is a well respected author in Scotland and, although I enjoy detective novels, I had never read any of her work.  My friend Dawn recommended her work to me, so I chose this book when I found it in our local library.  Gray’s books revolve around her character Detective Chief Inspector Lorimer. …

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Driftnet by Lin Anderson

Driftnet was Lin Anderson’s first novel.  It is quite short and very easy to read although it encompasses the disturbing subjects of paedophilia and political ambition.  I met Lin Anderson when she gave a reading of another of her works in Stirling, Scotland.  Blood Red Roses is reviewed on this site at: https://bookreviewstoday.info/2013/06/16/blood-red-roses-by-lin-anderson/. She is …

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