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Highland Jaunt: An essay by author Rupert Wolfe-Murray in The Scottish Review of Books

Land Girl’s Tale by Mona MacLeod

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“It’s a novel about the human appetite for life, about the delight in sharing and companionship,…about heroic eccentricity versus agents of conformity.”
Review of Auntie Robbo 

Reviewed by Dr Nick Campbell on his blog The Impossible Library. Available here

“… fast-paced and entertaining topical satire…” Review of Fox in

Fox reviewed by Georgia DC on BookBlast. Available here.

Raddlesham Mumps on the Air

Ana Matronic in conversation with Murray Lachlan Young and Julie Verhoeven on BBC Radio 2. The interview begins at 1:19:18. Available  here.

“… a tale that will haunt readers…” Review of Black Snow Falling  in The Scotsman

Black Snow Falling reviewed by Beth Goodyear in her teen fiction round up. Available here.

L.J. MacWhirter’s Guest Blog on The History Girls – The Importance of Libraries

Black Snow Falling author L. J. MacWhirter discusses the importance of libraries. Available here.

Alan Taylor about A Large Czesław Miłosz With a Dash of Elvis Presley by Tania Skarynkina.

“She writes as if penning a letter to a close friend, loosely, intimately, but never less than engagingly. One imagines she’d be fun over a drink or two.”
Full review available here.

PEN Award Winner

We’re amongst the winners of the English PEN award 2017 for translation for A Large Czesław Miłosz With a Dash of Elvis Presley by Tania Skarynkina. Page available here.

Find all the reviews for Black Snow Falling by L.J.MacWhirter following the links below!

Review of It Takes a Lifetime to Become Yourself

Scots Law and assisted dying researcher, Amanda-Jane Ward has written a very moving review of Kay Carmichael’s book It Takes a Lifetime to Become Yourself. Full review available here: KCarmichaelReview

Scotland Street Press launches YA list

An article from The Bookseller announcing the start of Scotland Street Press’s Young Adult list with L. J. MacWhirter’s Black Snow Falling. Available here.

Article on A Land Girl’s Tale

A lovely article from The Drummond Civic Association on Mona Macleod’s A Land Girl’s Tale.

You can find an extract from their newsletter available here.

Goodbye to all that: one man’s story of facing up to death

A moving and courageous extract from Don’t Look Down where Roger Chisholm discusses facing the end of his life. Available here.

Don’t Look Down featured in The Scotsman

Roger Chisholm’s new book featured in The Scotsman. Article available here.

Mona McLeod interviewed by the BBC World Service

Full interview available here.

Reviews of Errant Blood in Scots Whay Hae! and Undiscovered Scotland

Glowing review of Errant Blood in Scots Whay Hae! Full post available here.

Very first review of Errant Blood available here.

Article on STV News about Sara Trevelyan

Sara Trevelyan on her life with Glasgow gangster Jimmy Boyle. Full article available here. (5.3.2017)

Sara Trevelyan interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland

Listen to Sara Trevelyan’s interview on BBC iPlayer. Starts at 1:42:45. Available here.

BBC Timeline interviews Sara Trevelyan

Watch Sara Trevelyan’s interview on BBC iPlayer. Stars at 7:40.  Available here.

Articles in the Herald Magazine about Sara Trevelyan

Freedom Found: Sara Trevelyan on her life with Jimmy Boyle (25.2.2017)

I met Moors murderer Myra Hindley but we didn’t dwell on violent past, says former wife of Jimmy Boyle (25.2.2017)

‘A combination of derring-do and naivety’. Nine Months in Tibet, by Rupert Wolfe Murray (10.9.2016)

Sunday Times features articles on Sara Trevelyan

Feature: A marriage made in prison and ended in solitude (26.2.2017)

News: Boyle’s ex wife in prison plea (26.2.2017)

Review of ANT in Times Literary Supplement

Full article available here.

Review of 9 Months in Tibet in The Press and Journal and Reviewsphere

Reviewsphere article available here.

The Press full article available here.