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Scottish Review of Books
The Scottish Review of Books is a quarterly literary magazine published in Scotland. Our aim is to get people talking about Scottish literature and authors.
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Scottish Review of Books 8 Aug 19
Our Treasures from the feature continues on our website, this time exploring the private journal of Henrietta Liston, wife of a British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire in the early nineteenth century.
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Scottish Review of Books 1 Jul 19
Today the turns 20. In 1999 SRB Chair Jan Rutherford worked with to run 'Writing Scotland's Future', a children's writing competition. She had the privilege of accompanying the winners to the opening ceremony. Here's their story:
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Scottish Review of Books 19 Jun 19
will shortly open a major new exhibition on the Scottish Enlightenment. Robert Betteridge, Rare Books Curator (Eighteenth-Century Printed Collections), considers how best to capture the essence of this remarkable era. Read the full article:
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Scottish Review of Books 17 Jun 19
Round 2 of now complete. Working in partnership with - 16 aspiring critics accessed mentoring from some of Scotland's leading critical journalists. New writing by mentees now available to read here. …/new-writing/
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Scottish Review of Books 10 Jun 19
SRB at the Theatre: Strindberg in Perth Joseph Farrell reviews MISS JULIE which was at Perth Theatre, and toured thereafter to the Tron, Glasgow and The Studio, Edinburgh. Full review here:
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Scottish Review of Books 9 Jun 19
SRB DIARY: IN JAIPUR visits Jaipur Literary Festival. Read the full piece here:
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Scottish Review of Books 8 Jun 19
MALINGER An exclusive short story by Dilys Rose. Read it in full here:
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Scottish Review of Books 7 Jun 19
LIKE A DRAGONFLY Rosemary Goring reviews Ali Smith’s latest novel, SPRING, the third of her Seasonal Quartet. Read the full review here:
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Scottish Review of Books 6 Jun 19
Catch-22, the greatest and funniest war novel ever written, has been made into a miniseries by George Clooney. Alan Taylor recalls an unforgettable encounter with its author, Joseph Heller, at his home on Long Island. Read the full article here:
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Scottish Review of Books 6 Jun 19
Kirsty Gunn talks about 'Action Writing: Imagination and The Novel' as part of the Read the full article here:
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Scottish Review of Books 6 Jun 19
REMEMBERING WS GRAHAM Brian Morton reflects on the life and career of Sydney Graham. Read the full article here:
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Scottish Review of Books 5 Jun 19
STONE VOICES David Black reviews PUBLIC SCULPTURE OF EDINBURGH- 'Initially I expected [it] to be a dry-as-dust catalogue raisonné of the capital’s great & good...it turns out to be a compelling collection of romping tales of the city.' Full review here:
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Scottish Review of Books 4 Jun 19
HEARTHS AND HOMES: AN ESSAY explores a perpetual constant in Scottish life. Read the full essay here:
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Scottish Review of Books 3 Jun 19
SECOND THOUGHTS 'Captain Hindsight' Nick Major revisits some Scottish novels published in the last 20 years. Read the full piece here:
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Scottish Review of Books 2 Jun 19
UNDERLAND reviews Robert Macfarlane's new book, UNDERLAND- 'a work into which the reader sinks, and which sinks into the reader.' Read the full review here:
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Scottish Review of Books 1 Jun 19
FOR THE GOOD TIMES reviews David Keenan's IRA novel, FOR THE GOOD TIMES.
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Scottish Review of Books 31 May 19
IOLAIRE Ian Stephen reviews ' important and fascinating publication CALL NA H-IOLAIRE, THE DARKEST DAWN. Full review here:
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Scottish Review of Books 30 May 19
IN SEARCH OF SEAMUS SRB editor, Alan Taylor visits 'Heaney Country' in County Londonderry to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the poet's birth. Read the full article here:
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Scottish Review of Books 29 May 19
hi Ian, we did write to all subscribers in advance of the news going public. Apologies if the message didn't reach you.
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Scottish Review of Books 29 May 19
Is Creative Scotland more dictator than facilitator? In the wake of recent our recent funding loss Rosemary Goring questions the wider role Creative Scotland is playing in our national culture.
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