LM Montgomery and the Dalhousie Gazette

The university I went to in Canada, Dalhousie, is celebrating its 200th anniversary, and as part of that they are highlighting famous alumni – this literary one caught my eye: https://alumni.dal.ca/dalhousie-originals/lucy-maud-montgomery/ Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of “Anne of Green Gables”, went to Dalhousie University for one year. She later fictionalised some of her experiences … More LM Montgomery and the Dalhousie Gazette

birthdays

Josephine Tey (Beth MacKintosh) was born on 25th July 1896 – so last Wednesday was the 122nd anniversary of her birth. Recently, I met up with writer SG MacLean to talk about Josephine Tey’s books, ahead of a talk she is doing on historical fiction and politics – check out her Instagram here. Beth, the … More birthdays

Castle street

The scaffolding is down from Josephine Tey’s family shop on Castle Street in Inverness – though the building now has what look like giant staples in it to keep it together. Castle Street has changed a lot since Josephine Tey’s day – originally, there were shops on both sides of the street, but a landslide on … More Castle street