Tag Archives: Scotland

The House Between The Tides by Sarah Maine

I was given the much feted novel The House Between The Tides by Sarah Maine as a Christmas Gift. I had heard many good things about the book so I was interested to read it. The story is about a country house and its estate on a remote island in North West Scotland and the …

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When the Clyde Ran Red by Maggie Craig

When the Clyde Ran Red by Maggie Craig was the most recent book set for our local book group. It is a social and political history of the town of Clydebank, the city of Glasgow and their surrounding areas. The author covers a wide expanse of Clydeside’s social history from the end of the nineteenth …

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Antiques and Alibis by Wendy H. Jones

Antiques and Alibis by Wendy Jones was in the middle of my TBR pile. Therefore, I was delighted when she and her publishers, Scott and Lawson, arranged a blog tour with Love Books Group Tour and I had an excuse to move this new novel to the top of the list. My favourite genres of books …

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The False Men by Mhairead MacLeod

I am delighted to be part of the Blog Tour for the fine new novel by Mhairead MacLeod, The False Men, run by Love Books Group. I even have an excerpt from the novel to share with you. The story is set in North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland in 1848. Jess MacKay has led a privileged life …

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Death of a Doxy by Chris Longmuir

It was when I was at a gathering of readers and writers and bloggers that I was lucky enough to win a copy of Death of a Doxy by Chris Longmuir. The author is a delightful lady and excellent company, so it was with a great deal of excitement that I began reading her novel. …

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A Mind Polluted by Martin Geraghty

When I went on holiday recently, I took a few books with me so that I could sit in the sun, relax and enjoy. One of the novels was A Mind Polluted by Martin Geraghty, a new author from Glasgow, Scotland. This is his debut novel published by Crooked Cat Books. It is based on …

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Sunday Sojourn with Val Penny by guest author Jennifer C. Wilson

Last year at Swanwick, I was excited, but nervous. Would I make friends, would I fit in, would I enjoy it at all after years of wanting to go? Within minutes of arriving at Derby station, I met Val Penny, who took me under her wing, and looked after me that week, introducing me to …

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Friends of Hunter’s Chase

I have established a new Facebook group, Friends of Hunter’s Chase. Please join me there for news about DI Hunter Wilson, his police colleagues and his life in Edinburgh, Scotland. You will find it at https://www.facebook.com/groups/296295777444303/ . In Hunter’s Chase Hunter has been promoted to Detective Inspector since the former Chief Constable, Sir Peter Myerscough resigned. …

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Kindred Spirits: The Royal Mile by Jennifer C Wilson

I first met Jennifer C. Wilson over a year ago at the writers’ inspiration the is The Swanwick Writers’ Summer School. Although she was already a published author, she is such an open, friendly person who works to nurture aspiring authors. It is hard to remember that Jeniifer is a marine biologist by training, who developed …

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The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

I have read several books by Bill Bryson, Made in America is reviewed here: https://bookreviewstoday.info/2013/04/05/made-in-america-by-bill-bryson/. So, when I noticed his new novel The Road to Little Dribbling was out, I made a point of purchasing it. This book is a follow-up to Bryson’s book Notes from a Small Island, which I enjoyed. The Road to …

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