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Displacement: From the Hebrides to the Middle East and back

The reasons behind the plot and settings of my second novel When I wrote Displacement, I wanted to explore what knocks people’s lives off course, what pushes them out of their normal place and space. I also wanted to examine the consequences of both physical and emotional displacement. In other words i wanted to look… Continue reading Displacement: From the Hebrides to the Middle East and back

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Anne’s Good Reads – ‘The Occupation Diaries’ and ‘The Wall’

The Occupation Diaries by Raja Shehadeh The Wall by William Sutcliffe Two good reads for the price of one this week. One is non-fiction and the other is fiction. But they’re connected by setting and they complement each other beautifully. I became aware of The Occupation Diaries when I read a review of it in… Continue reading Anne’s Good Reads – ‘The Occupation Diaries’ and ‘The Wall’

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An Independent Book Shop, A Radical Book Fair and A Brave Opening Speaker

WORD POWER and its ALTERNATIVE BOOK FESTIVAL Word Power books in Edinburgh’s West Nicolson Street is a leading, quality, independent bookshop. On their website http://www.word-power.co.uk they say: ‘The world of books is a precious resource: books are not commodities to be marketed on the shelves alongside baked beans. The range of books we offer gives… Continue reading An Independent Book Shop, A Radical Book Fair and A Brave Opening Speaker