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    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 […]

    Scotiana’s Books for Christmas: Alistair Moffat’s Scotland

     

    Santa’s Sleigh, part of a display in Glasgow – Wikimedia

    Dear readers,

    The book I’ve chosen today for our Christmas selection is Scotland, A History from Earliest Times by Alistair Moffat. It is the author’s last published book and a very good choice for people who love Scotland and more especially the history […]

    Scotiana’s Books for Christmas: “The Coming of The Unicorn”

    Gather the bairns and the grown folk and set sail for a fine collection of Scottish tales retold by a master storyteller!

    Williamson was celebrated for a lifetime of traveling the byways of Scotland, collecting and telling tales. In these 18 stories, broonies, fairies and, of course, a unicorn cross paths with common folk […]

    Scotiana’s Books for Christmas: Jules Verne’s Scotland

     

    Wigtown quotation in The Bookshop © 2006 Scotiana

     

    ‘A mind amongst books, like fire in the heather’

     

    Wigtown The Bookshop © 2007 Scotiana

    Books ! Books ! Books !

    Wigtown, the famous Scottish book town situated in Dumfries & Galloway,

    is certainly one […]