If you were shocked by recent newspaper headlines like “Never Mind Brexit – Who Won Legs-It” and “Your Money or Your Lives”, then imagine how prim and proper Victorian readers must have reacted to seeing prominent public figures openly lampooned and satirised in Blackwood’s Magazine.
In exclusive interviews, Michael Alexander speaks to Perth-raised music journalists Stuart Cosgrove and Sylvia Patterson whose new books have been nominated for the prestigious Penderyn Book Prize 2017.
When local poet and artist Rebecca Sharp discovered she had been selected to represent Scotland at the International Poetry Festival of Granada, she could hardly believe it.
New technology makes it possible to read a novel in just 90 minutes. But is that a good thing? Jack McKeown looks at the latest technology promising to make us superhuman.
Sir Walter Scott’s first novel, Waverley, was published 200 years ago. But how many people have read any of Scotland’s greatest novelist’s works? Jack McKeown finds out.
Children throughout the land will be celebrating today as Jacqueline Wilson publishes her 100th book, Opal Plumstead. Caroline Lindsay finds out more about one of our best-loved writers.
For more than 160 years Dundee sent ships to the Arctic to hunt whales. A remarkable new book documents this vital part of the city’s history with fascinating photographs. Caroline Lindsay finds out more.
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has penned a book laying out his reasons for opposing independence. Our reviewer, world-leading referendum expert Professor Matt Qvortrup, draws a surprising conclusion.