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    Save Abbotsford: Sir Walter Scott’s House in the Scottish Borders


    Abbotsford © 2006 Scotiana

    Hi everybody!

    Hope this article finds you well and enjoying life. 🙂

    We received a letter in reference with the restoration of Sir Walter Scott’s House in the Borders region of Scotland and thought it would be great to share its contents as it is a cause that […]

    15 August 2011: Sir Walter Scott’s 240th Birthday!

    Sir Walter Scott Monument Edinburgh © 2007 Scotiana

    Hi Mairiuna!

    While checking my agenda this morning, I noticed a scribble indicating that today was Sir Walter Scott’s birthday!

    I said to myself that we could not let this day go by without honouring our favorite scottish writer . To celebrate his priceless […]

    Sir Walter Scott’s Friends : Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe


    As revealed in Mairiuna’s post “Sir Walter Scott’s Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border Rediscovered “, I am now quite pleased to introduce you to a series of articles about Sir Walter Scott’s cherished friends, be them on two legs or four. 😉

    Sir Walter Scott Friends

    As you will surely agree with […]

    Sir Walter Scott’s Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border Rediscovered


    Paddington Here and Now Michael Bond Folio edition 2010

    Hi everybody,

    Holiday time and time reading too 😉

    We’d like to wish you a very good summer, whether you go on holiday or not. Why not take advantage of this leisure time to read this or that old volume by one of […]

    Walter Scott’s First Letters to and from C.K. Sharpe at Hoddom Castle


    Thomas Carlyle Portrait


    In books lies the soul of the whole Past Time:the articulate audible voice of the Past,

    when the body and material substance of it has altogether vanished like a dream.

    (Thomas Carlyle)