ANT: Collected Short Stories, War Serials, and Selected Poems of C. K. Scott Moncrieff
Edited by Jean Findlay
Release date: May 2015
Known above all for his translations of Proust, Charles Scott Moncrieff also had his own poetry, short stories, and war serials regularly published in literary periodicals. Here for the first time is a collection of these, put together with an introduction by Jean Findlay, author of Chasing Lost Time – the life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff, Soldier, Spy and Translator (Chatto and Windus 2014, Vintage 2015, Farrar Strauss and Giroux 2015)
T. S. Eliot edited a literary magazine called the Criterion, and in 1926 he published short stories by C. K. Scott Moncrieff. These have not been published again until now, nearly a hundred years later. ANT is the name of another short story and is the title of this collection, because C. K. Scott Moncrieff was always disconcerted about the fact that the titles of his translations of Proust were too long to fit comfortably on the spine of a book. ANT fits beautifully, even horizontally. He was ant-like in his literary industry and his poems, war serials and stories are a taste of a time past, lost and regained. In June 2015 the Times Literary Supplement wrote playfully of ANT, “Why not translate Scott Moncrieff into French?”
Read some reviews here.
Praise for Chasing Lost Time
“A fascinating read. After all these years, Scott Moncrieff can step out of the shadows.” – The Economist
“Our canon of war poetry might benefit from including some of Moncrieff’s light war poetry.” – The Oxonian Review
“Scott Moncrieff is more Proustian than Proust himself.” – A. N. Wilson, The Times Literary Supplement
9 Months in Tibet
Rupert Wolfe Murray
with an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith
Category: Travel Memoir
Release Date: August 2016
9 Months in Tibet is about overcoming the fear of travelling alone, getting a job in Lhasa, riding a horse through Eastern Tibet, falling in love with Italian women, witnessing a violent protest between Buddhist monks and the Chinese police, and getting expelled from the country for not helping the police with their enquiries.
“A fascinating and thoroughly engrossing tale” – Alexander McCall Smith
“A highly unlikely but irresistible combination of Robert Byron and Hunter S. Thompson.” – Charles Ramble, Sorbonne, Paris
Online reviews: The Scotland Herald | The Press and Journal | Reviewsphere
About the author
Rupert Wolfe Murray is an author and journalist who lived in Tibet in the 1980s. He has renovated orphanages in Romania and worked for aid agencies in Bosnia and Kosovo. He currently contributes to The Huffington Post, and has been published in Time Magazine, The Economist, The Guardian and The Scotsman.
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C. F. Peterson
Category: Crime Thriller
Release Date: 31 March 2017
‘Everyone has skeletons. Sometimes it’s better to keep the cupboard locked.’
Errant Blood is a literary crime thriller by a startling new Scottish writer. Eamon Ansgar has fought in Afghanistan and failed in The City. Now he wants to shut himself away in Duncul Castle, his childhood home in the Scottish Highlands. But a boy has been murdered in the local village and the people investigating are not the police. The castle is being watched. The local drug dealer wants him dead. And the girl he has tried to forget is still beautiful and living next door. Meanwhile, on the other side of Europe, a beggar guided by voices and a billionaire scientist on a stolen super-yacht are heading in his direction. Eamon is about to find out that the castle walls can’t keep out the ghosts of the past, and the living that haunt the hills and glens beyond are far worse. This novel is the first in a series set in and around the Highland village of Duncul.
“A superbly constructed literary thriller” – Undiscovered Scotland
“Themes of family, mortality, morality, love, and betrayal are examined in a fresh and invigorating manner” – Scots Whay Hae!
Online reviews: Undiscovered Scotland | Scots Whay Hae! | The Bookbag | Social Bookshelves
About the author
C. F. Peterson was born in Inverness. He lived in Africa and worked in bio-chemistry before returning home to the Scottish Highlands where he currently works as a builder. He is married and has five children.
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