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
It’s the end of August, and the end of what has been a very sunny summer. A lot of book festivals and events happen in the autumn (and I have a couple of fun events coming up soon), but the big Edinburgh International Book Festival has just finished. I managed along to listen to three … More two days at the Edinburgh Book Festival
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
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
I’ve updated the Links page with some new websites and articles to look at.