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    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 […]

    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 […]