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    Notes about ‘The Black Dwarf’ by Sir Walter Scott…

    Dear readers,

    Here we are again, at the beginning of a new year, hoping for the best in the coming months. Given the sanitary situation we still don’t know when we will be allowed to return to Scotland. En attendant des jours meilleurs I try to compensate my frustrations by browsing our pictures of […]

    Notes about “The Antiquary” by Sir Walter Scott…

    Dear readers,

    Autumn is back with its gorgeous colours and shorter days. A good time for fireside reading and for me to go on with my promise to Sir Walter Scott to read all his books. A promise that seems to be well on its way though I still feel like the climber at the […]

    15 August 2021: Happy Birthday Sir Walter!!!

    Today, 15 August 2021, is a keydate on the Scottish calendar. It is the 250th birthday of Sir Walter Scott, one of the most popular authors in Scotland and his popularity goes far beyond its frontiers. As one of his French admirers, I could not help writing a few lines on Scotiana today. How I […]

    Celebrating the 250th birthday anniversary of Walter Scott

    On April 16th 2021, I decided (at last) to fulfill the promise we made a few years ago to Sir Walter Scott during one of our unforgettable visits at Abbotsford in the Scottish Borders… […]

    Sir Walter Scott’s ‘Kenilworth’: a strange blacksmith…

     

    (Kenilworth by Walter Scott, French edition adapted by Emile Pech, Boivin & Cie Editeurs 1929)

    Hi everybody,

    I’m still reading Sir Walter Scott’s Kenilworth, greatly enjoying this travel back in time to Merry Old England in company of a colourful team of characters (*) and following with much anticipation […]