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On eve of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, heres a tower of books by our authors appearing over next 17 days - just missing Into The Peatlands by Robin Crawford, copies due any day.
Born in Whithorn in Galloway, Alastair Reid (1926-2014) became one of the most international figures in post-war Scottish literature. A poet in his own right, he was also a translator of Latin American writers such as Neruda and Borges.  Todays poem, taken from the forthcoming BAREFOOT, his Collected Poems, ed Tom Pow (Galileo Publishers) is his translation of Jose Emilio Pachecos High Treason.
Thrilled that THE HOUSE BETWEEN TIDES by Sarah Maine (Hodder) has been selected as Waterstones Scottish Book of the Month for August. 
 There is an echo of Daphne du Mauriers Rebecca in Sarah Maines appealing debut novel, when human remains are found beneath the floorboards of a derelict mansion on a Scottish island... a highly readable debut. Independent


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Currently reading and it's just wonderful!

Isle of Arran - todays poem celebrating the forthcoming BAREFOOT : Collected Poems of Alastair Reid, edited by Tom Pow (Galileo Press)
and here it is, The Day The Weather Broke by Alastair Reid, from BAREFOOT (Galileo Publishers).


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wonderful, thank you!

BAREFOOT : The Collected Poems of Alastair Reid, edited by Tom Pow - this handsome volume arrived on my desk this morning and will be published by Galileo on 23 August.  The book fell open at an appropriate poem for this week - The Day The Weather Broke (coming up in next post..)

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I illustrated an @orchardbooks Story collection by the lovely Margaret Mayo! Dedicated to my wee mum. Hope she’d be proud.

Wonderful to see The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day alongside brilliant books by @laurenstjohn @peterbunzl @padraig_kenny @sylviabishop and more in this @spectator round-up of the best summer reading for children.

Humour, science and sadness. A wonderful story 😍 My class next term are in for a treat 📖👩‍🏫 @edgechristopher @NosyCrow #ReadingRocks #readingforpleasure

Did anyone see my TV debut this morning on @zbos? Talking about my favourite book of the year #TheSealwomansGift and the review has just gone up on my blog too 😊 @sallymag1 @TwoRoadsBooks

A friend sent me this pic of the great display in @Wstones_Perth. Really looking forward to the event there soon. Do come along and join me and @22_ireland August 21st 11.30! @Waterstones #ScottishBookoftheMonth

Two Roads interrupting your morning with a quick favour to ask ...

#vote for Sally Magnusson's extraordinary debut, #TheSealwomansGift, in the @edbookfest First Book Award here:

Please and thank you 😇💫

The winner of this copy of William McIlvanney’s Surviving The Shipwreck is Peter Kelly.
An extract about his experience following Scotland in '78 was featured in Issue 8 👉
@JennyBrownBooks @VeryPerryKelly

It is TODAY. Oh. My. God. Welcome to the bookshelves to the Ice Maiden in glorious hardback. Keep me in luxury by ordering it here:

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