From Peter Rabbit and the Gruffalo to Treasure Island and the Beano, there’s something for children of all ages in VisitScotland’s Storybook Trail.
The Courier has just published The Scottish Soldier’s Story, a commemorative book of much of the material from our special First World war supplements published over the last five years.
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.
Local author Sandra Ireland delves into the past for her latest thriller, discovers Caroline Lindsay
Author Conner McAleese tells Caroline Lindsay how writing has helped harness his anxiety and the woman who inspired his new book.
It’s easy to forget what life was like before central heating and wall-to-wall carpets but a new book called Pass It On: Household Tips From The 1950s offers a trip down memory lane combined with more than 1,000 practical household tips, many of which could still come in handy today.
What is the connection between Couttie’s Wynd and a king of Scotland? Which eminent Dundee citizen was born in the Punjab and is commemorated in a street name? And which Second World War flying ace, who ended up in Colditz, has a city square named after him?
Wildlife photographer Andy Howard gets up close and personal to the mysterious mountain hare in his new book.
Light on Dumyat, published by Rowan Tree Publishing, priced £7.99
Sometimes the best ideas are born over a glass (or two) of wine – or, in Matthew Fitt and James Robertson’s case, a plate of mince and tatties. Back in 2002, as the two local writers tucked into the traditional dish, they found themselves agreeing that there were too few good books in Scots for children and that they should do something about it.