2019 BOOKMARK NEWS

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Thought you might be interested in the following link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/494P41NCbVYHlY319VwGbxp/explore-the-list-of-100-novels-that-shaped-our-world

The BBC programme covering this article can be seen on BBC I-player.

 

 

Just in case you want to read more than simply the books of our next visiting authors, each month we suggest another four to keep you busy.

The four books include: two works of fiction, one of which is Scottish, one non-fiction book and one book of poetry. So here are our suggestions for November

Scottish Fiction: Gillian Galbraith, The End of the Line, (Polygon)

Gillian Galbraith has been an advocate, a journalist, legal correspondent. Previous novels, following the investigations of her detectives Alice Rice and Father Vincent Ross, have won her many followers. Her new book introduces her new hero, Anthony Sparrow, an antiquarian book dealer who arrives in a suitably gloomy and wintry mansion to clear the house of books left by the recently deceased professor of medicine. But Sparrow uncovers letters, diaries and other documents which make his death increasingly suspicious.

Fiction: Lauren Groff, Florida (Penguin)

Even if you think you don’t like reading short stories, every so often a writer will dazzle you into changing your mind (think Raymond Carver, Alice Munro, William Trevor). Lauren Groff, an award-winning American , joins this celebrated crew. Florida was praised highly in The Sunday Times: ‘A fine collection…The characters in these stories set in the southern state endure extreme weather, power cuts and other serious threats, but the book as a whole is buoyed up by a sense of survival and teeming life…As a terrain for fiction Florida is well-suited to Groff’s style, lush and tinged with paranoia. This is not just a place but a state of mind.’ Unforgettable.

Non-fiction: Desmond Seward, The King over the Water, The Jacobite Cause 1688-1807 (Birlinn)

Desmond Seward is a highly popular historian who has written over 30 books. This one is the first full modern history of the Jacobite cause, taking its subject far beyond the battlefield of Culloden. Full of intrigue and interest, and peopled with larger-than-life characters from the implacable Lord George Murray to the wildly eccentric Charles XII of Sweden, this is a thoroughly entertaining history of a fascinating time.

Poetry: Roseanne Watt, Moder Dy (Polygon)

Winner of the 2018 Edwin Morgan Prize, this debut collection from Roseanne Watt, a filmmaker and musician from Shetland evokes landscape, nature all through a stunning blend of the rhythms of the languages of her background. ‘Even in the poems written entirely in English the lilt and the cadence of the Shetlandic moves behind everything, like the sea…in these profound, assured and wilfully spare poems’ (John Glenday)

If you like this section and you would like to suggest a book, please go to the ‘contact us’ page and leave your suggestions.

 

 

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Save the Date – Saturday 1 February, 2.00-4.00pm at St Catharine’s Community Centre, Blairgowrie BOOKMARK will be holding its AGM where all members and guests are welcome to attend.  Following the meeting, Meet the Author – Sandra Ireland.  Sandra will be  discussing her latest novel The Unmaking of Ellie Rook. More information will follow shortly.

Please note –  BOOKMARK‘s Meet the Author Event on Saturday 23 November is now SOLD OUT.  Thanks to all who have bought tickets and we look forward to welcoming you then.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you heard the latest news?  BOOKMARK has a new Blog!  If you would like an insight into all the wonderful authors who are coming to Blairgowrie in October and the books they will be discussing, please click on the link below:

www.bookmarkfestival.blog

Brianna looks forward to hearing from you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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