Charlie Fitzer has not got a lot going for him. An ex-journalist turned reluctant substitute teacher whose wife left him and whose father passed away recently, he had one goal and hope. Become the new owner of the town’s beloved institution of a watering hole, McDougal’s Pub alongside his beloved pet cat Hera.
This young adult novel by C.R. Coen is definitely quite the adventure.
‘Proud Guns to the Sea’, Analog, January 1973, was based on the ballad Henry Martin, quoting it in the title, and included a planet called Hallway, lifted from the 8th century Irish Donal Óg
What got me completely hooked was the first ‘Lost Planet’ radio serial on Children’s Hour, by the late Angus MacVicar, in 1953.
“This summer my new novel Across The Silent Sea is released by Sparsile Books. It is an exploration of personal recovery, forgiveness and family. The central character is Esther and just thinking of her makes me smile.” Gabrielle Barnby
“In 1937, after his acceptance to study languages at Edinburgh University, Eric raised funds for his studies as a Speedway rider. His speciality was riding the Wall of Death carrying a full-grown lion, and when the RSPCA put a stop to it, he complained that nobody had asked the lion for his opinion.”
Gerry Hassan and Alec Ross in conversation at the Gatehouse of Fleet Big Lit Festival 2023.
On 30th of July 1935 the first Penguin book was published. It was a sea change in publishing and it meant books could be within the price range of thousands of more people.
A new book by Dr Gregory J Kenicer explores the brilliant and often amusing ways in which language has influenced plant names through the ages.
“I am delighted to be joining the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour organised by Scottish Book Trust in May. I look forward to visiting schools and libraries in Orkney, the Highlands and the Western Isles and sharing my love of books and reading with its local communities.’ Joseph Coelho