We are always pleased to feature local writers, and this review of the life and work of John Lloyd will be of particular interest to people who know him from his Anstruther days and have followed his career as foreign correspondent, journalist and editor.
Rosemary Goring’s Scotland: Her Story offers a new perspective on Scotland’s history drawn from records, diaries and memoirs that tell the story of the nation through the lives of women down the centuries.
Lissa Evans’s novels sound like ideal summer reading. According to The Independent’s reviewer she is ‘that rarest of gems amongst writers: not just a real storyteller, but one who makes the entire process seem effortlessly simple’.
Jeanine Cummins has attracted a huge amount of controversy in the States for her latest novel. Despite her Irish / Puerto Rican heritage, as Pat states in her review, Cummins has been heavily criticised to the extent that the book’s publishers cancelled her book tour earlier this year because of fears for her safety.
Although Isabel Allende has lived in California since 1988 and is now an American citizen she undoubtedly knows about the trauma of exile.
On July 9 we are resuming Friday opening (from 10 to 1) so we’ll be opening four days a week again, as we did before Covid.