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    A Selection of Scottish Authors & Books for Christmas 2021

    How am I to sing your praise, Happy chimney-corner days, Sitting safe in nursery nooks, Reading picture story-books?

    (Robert Louis Stevenson – From A Child’s Garden of Verses)

    I could not have found more charming lines to introduce my new selection of books for Christmas than the above verses written by Robert […]

    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: “Darker Ends”

    Christmas funfair in George Square Glasgow – Photo Thomas Nugent

    Dear readers,

    Christmas time is quickly approaching now, so I’d better hurry to add a couple of books to Scotiana’s selection for Christmas. My problem is to choose among so many interesting books published in Scotland recently;-)

    A Drop in the Ocean, […]

    Illustrations of Beatrix Potter’s life in Alderney’s stamp collection


    Hi Mairiuna!

    Your recent post Scotland, a great source of inspiration for Beatrix Potter joyfully took us on a journey into the marvelous book illustrations and lovely tales that we grew up with! Thanks for such a great travel back in time celebrating one of the best-loved children’s authors.

    As […]

    Scotland, a great source of inspiration for Beatrix Potter..


    Beatrix Potter 1912 Source Wikimedia

    Before resuming our ‘Mackintosh Trail in Roussillon‘ and our ‘Journey around Scotland‘ and also to pave the way for Janice’s philatelic post about Beatrix Potter, I invite you to share with us pictures and pages about this very popular English author who wrote and illustrated […]