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    1586: From her prison cell Mary Queen of Scots remembers…

    On my desk is Alex Nye’s book For My Sins, a fascinating historical novel I’ve just finished reading. I recommend it to all people interested in Mary Stuart’s life. There are many books devoted to Mary Queen of Scots but this one is particularly moving since the narrator is Mary herself.

     

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    The Scottish Tales of Moray Firth with Hugh Miller…

    Hugh Miller was born in 1802, in Cromarty. It is a lovely little town, a former royal burgh, situated at the end of the so-called “Black Isle” which, contrary to what the name suggests and also, on a quite different register, contrary to Herge’s description of the place in his volume of Tintin entitled The […]

    Short Stories by Great Scottish Authors: George Mackay Brown

    Cloudy sunset over Hoy Sound from a beach near Warbeth cemetery © 2012 Scotiana

     

    Dear readers,

    I’m very happy to be back on the keyboard to share with you new pictures, new stories, new books about our beloved Scotland. Time flies. January is already ending though, in the south west of France, we’re […]

    Scotiana’s Books for Christmas : “Six Dinner Sid”…

     

    Many thanks

    and a big bear hug to Nathalie & Jean for their lovely interpretation of Jingle Bells !!!

    Jean, my grandson, who just turned 9 last month, started to learn English at his primary school in Toulouse. Hear him sing Jingle Bells accompanied by his […]

    Scotiana’s Books for Christmas: The Great Tapestry of Scotland

     

    Christmas decorations at our local garden centre © 2015 Scotiana

    Dear readers,

    I’d better hurry if I want to give you one or two more ideas of books to offer at Christmas for we can already hear the merry sound of the jingle bells of Santa Claus’s sleigh. We are leaving tomorrow […]