The new issue of Northwords Now magazine is out now, and I have an article in it profiling Clive Boutle of Francis Boutle Publishing.
“From Rusty Staple to Highest Apple” looks at Francis Boutle’s publication of a new anthology of Scottish Gaelic literature, and goes deeper into their back catalogue of minority language publishing to get an idea of the company’s ethos.
When I spoke to Clive Boutle our discussion covered the Cornish, Occitan and Faroese languages, as well as poetry and practicalities – it was a fascinating interview.
Northwords Now is free to read. It is online here: https://www.northwordsnow.co.uk/
The direct link to my article is here: https://www.northwordsnow.co.uk/issue43/From-Rusty-Staple-to-Highest-Apple
and paper copies are available across Scotland. A list of stockists is here: https://www.northwordsnow.co.uk/stockists
And finally… on the back page of this issue is a special reader offer, for 25% off the cover price of my new book “Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots”, when it is ordered direct from my publisher, Sandstone Press.