The word feck, she says “is as benign as it could be, nothing like the other word, the one with the u. Politicians say it, the pope if he could speak English would say it, it’s completely innocuous” … More Grand, eejit, feck: Marian Keyes explains the Irish to the British
The Cove and Kilcreggan Book Festival has received funding towards its sixth edition in November. This year’s festival aims to embrace new ambitions and increase the size and diversity of its audience. … More COVE AND KILCREGGAN BOOK FESTIVAL
The season of LENNOX HERITAGE SOCIETY illustrated talks begins in the Concord Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday 18th September when the speaker is ALASDAIR ECKERSALL, a National Trust for Scotland ranger and naturalist who will be speaking on AROUND BEN LOMOND.
Membership £10 for all 8 monthly talks.
Non members are admitted for £2.
Tea and coffee is available from 7pm.
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BOOK LAUNCH: WAVES OF THE SHORE – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A CONNEMARA ISLAND SEPTEMBER 27 @ 5:30 PM In the book Waves on the Shore the author tries to capture Inishturk South in all its dimensions, during the last years of its occupation in the 1970s; from the children in the school, to the weather, the … More BOOK LAUNCH
Inequality in pay is an “issue of justice” that we should all be looking at, says Carrie Gracie “It turns into a situation where the cover up is worse than the crime, because you had the original thing where you were valued less.” Scottish journalist Carrie Gracie, involved recently in a battle with the BBC … More LIBERTE, EGALITE FAIR WOMEN’S PAY
Bill Heaney’s books: All Our Yesterdays Two Minutes Silence How are Things in Connemara? Contact the author at heaneymedia@BTinternet.com
THE BIG SCOTTISH BOOK CLUB is a new TV show which is being filmed at The Tower in Helensburgh on Monday the 30th of September for the BBC. If you’d like a ticket and the opportunity to see some of the guests coming to Helensburgh for the Show (Graham Norton, Marian Keyes, Patrick Gale, David Nicholls and Denise Mina). Request a ticket from the link below. … More NORTON BRINGS BOOK SHOW TO HELENSBURGH
“Anyone who reads all six of these books would be enriched and delighted, would be awe-struck by the power of story, and encouraged by what literature can do to set our imaginations free.” … More BOOKER PRIZE 2019
‘Go figure that Henry McDonald’s new book is the real thing. The real thing is what McDonald does. Vivid, authentic and scabrously funny. Good news for readers, bad news for other writers.’ – Robert McLiam Wilson … More BOOK REVIEW: TWO SOULS