Pittenweem Library reviews

The Truants, by Kate Weinberg

Kate Weinberg's debut novel, The Truants, appeared to great acclaim – one of the New York Times Book Review's Top Ten Best Crime Novels of 2020

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The Glass Palace, by Amitav Ghosh

This is a historical novel – a dynastic family saga set against a well written, extraordinarily well researched history, principally of Burma. Three countries are involved in the tale: Burma, Malaya and India (the older terminology is used deliberately here). There are three elements. First, the end of the Burmese monarchy and the shameful (?) role of the British in…

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Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

Shuggie Bain is an award-winning novel, which in 2020 became only the second Scottish winner of the Booker prize. In the words of the judges 'We were bowled over by this first novel, which creates an amazingly intimate, compassionate, gripping portrait of addiction, courage and love.'

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And the Land Lay Still by James Robertson

And the Land Lay Still by the novelist and poet James Robertson won the 2010 Scottish Book of the Year award and has since been recognised as a classic exploration of 20th century Scottish politics and society.

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Pittenweem Priory (Anthony Lodge)

Emeritus Professor Anthony Lodge, already well-known locally for his interesting talks and guided walks based on the history of Pittenweem Priory, has just published an absorbing and meticulously well-researched and referenced account of the Priory since its founding  through to the present day.

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