“Losing yourself in reading”

I thought that Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, offered lovely insights on what reading fiction means to her in this interview. I have selected a few passages that resonated … Continue reading “Losing yourself in reading”

The temple of health and the temple of books were neighbours

The title of this post is taken from a piece of writing by the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer. I was reminded of it in reading a recent perspective of Dr Margaret McCartney: … Continue reading The temple of health and the temple of books were neighbours

200 years of news

The 200th anniversary of the Scotsman newspaper took place on the 25th January 2017.       What follows are a few of the adverts from the very first edition … Continue reading 200 years of news