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Book Review: Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Vampire Menace

We first met Ms Shona McMonagle in Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Golden Samovar, Edinburgh author Olga Wojtas’s debut novel.Shona, now a librarian in Morningside, that most respectable and genteel of Edinburgh suburbs, is a proud...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 : Lie Still My Sleepy Fortunes ★★★★★

Muriel Spark was one of the most subversive writers of her generation, breaking boundaries and challenging convention in works as diverse as A Far Cry From Kensington, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, and of...

Letter from Scotland

It’s the end of “austerity”, at least for most of us.  This week’s Scottish Budget will mean more government spending and more tax for the upper classes. The SNP gained the support of the...

Muriel Spark – Centenary year to be la crème de la crème

Muriel Spark 100 will mark the centenary of Dame Muriel Spark one of Scotland's best loved and most internationally respected writers. The year long programme of events is led by Creative Scotland and the...

National Library announces new Muriel Spark post

It will be the centenary of Dame Muriel Spark's birth on 1 February 2018 when her life and work will be celebrated as one of Scotland's finest authors. Perhaps best known for The Prime of...


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