Charlie Laidlaw’s fourth novel, Everyday Magic, is being published on 26th May by Glasgow-based Ringwood Publishing.
“I’m thinking of reading ‘The Hobbit’ and the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, again. I read them first about 50 years ago, just because I wanted to. Since then, I tend to embark on them when I’m feeling un-settled.”
Rather than being a behind the scenes biography almost of the books and films, it is composed mostly of quotes taken from interviews with numerous figures of Bond lore cut together in a scrapbook fashion to tell a complete history of the production both behind of and in front of the camera along with additional material by the authors.
“Some things irk me possibly more than they should. This is one of those things. “
“As it turned out, it is a book I could read. Those people are people I had an interest in. “
“The whole thing’s coming round again,” he muttered. “It’s as if we’re living upon a wheel. As if the whole Earth is felloed with madness and death.”
On Show in the windows of the Northlight Gallery Stromness until Wednesday 28th of November.
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