Book review: ‘Island of Dreams’ by Dan Boothby

At the end of August I went to the Edinburgh Book Festival to see a joint talk by two authors – Dan Boothby and Gareth Williams. Dan Boothby was talking about his new book, ‘Island of Dreams’, while Gareth Williams gave a presentation about his release of ‘A Monstrous Commotion’, which focuses on his research […]

Innerpeffray: Scotland’s oldest free lending library

By the quiet waters of the River Earn is an unexpected treasurehouse of books. Step inside and prepare to be spellbound!

Book review: ‘Scotland’s Merlin’ by Tim Clarkson

“And in the battle of Arfderydd my torc was of gold…” From ‘Yr Afallennau’ (‘The Apples’), a poem in the Black Book of Carmarthen I don’t know about you, but when somebody mentions the name ‘Merlin’, an image of a bearded sorcerer pops straight into my mind, quickly followed by King Arthur and several valiant […]

Book review: ‘Master of Shadows’ by Neil Oliver

Bold, ambitious, gripping… set in the 15th century, ‘Master of Shadows’ sweeps you from lowland Scotland to the gates of Constantinople in a compelling story of passion and intrigue

Book review: ‘The Scottish Malcontent’ by Colin Macaulay

Set in Edinburgh in the late 1700s, when the flame of the Jacobite rebellion was still glimmering in Scottish hearts, this is an exciting tale of intrigue, honour and passion.