Told with an evident truth as unflinching as it is tender

I recently read Father and Son by the writer and poet  Edmund Gosse. This ‘memoir’ was written in 1907 and subtitled ‘a study of two temperaments.’ I was reminded of … Continue reading Told with an evident truth as unflinching as it is tender

Stitched-in-together

Last Saturday, at Twickenham, Scotland played England in the 150th test. Stuart Hogg was the captain for Scotland and his shirt was embroidered with the the name of Francis Moncrieff … Continue reading Stitched-in-together

Theatrical Excitement in Edinburgh

The above is from the Book of Scottish Anecdote. I made this film about Scotland’s first theatre: The Book of Scottish Anecdote gives this account of the Theatre in Shakespeare … Continue reading Theatrical Excitement in Edinburgh

‘A lesson from Nature’

This is from the Scottish Book of Anecdote. I grew up on a housing estate in Bonaly.