Monthly Archives: August 2014

Poem for September

As if light itself can grow weary burn out from over-use too much laughter bring reflective tears remembered childhood’s endless holidays seep out as fading photographs into cold new terms and sober uniforms see now the subtle yellowing in the … Continue reading

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Tonight I voted Yes

I’ve just returned my postal vote for the referendum on Scottish Independence, because I will be up north promoting my novel The Brahan Seer on the day of the vote. This is the blog of a writer and I generally … Continue reading

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On the road…

Thanks to everyone who turned out at London’s Excel and Inverness’ Eden Court Theatre last week to support the book launches of The Rhymer and The Brahan Seer by Elsewhen and Acair respectively. In the London photo (‘Loncon 3’ also … Continue reading

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Poem for August

Glasgow has been cut around by a buzz-saw and towed south and moored next to Barcelona Suddenly we have café life hot mornings where we might actually seek out the cool of shadows in which to sip a cappuccino And … Continue reading

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An army of me…

Two boxes full of fresh books. For a writer, that is one of those magical moments that almost make it all worthwhile. Almost but not quite. As a veteran of eight books now, I am, sadly, increasingly weighed down by … Continue reading

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