Review – Out There: An Anthology of Scottish LGBT Writing ed. Zoë Strachan

The first anthology of Scottish LGBT writing in over 12 years, Out There (ed. Zoë Strachan, Freight 2014) brings together a series of bold and exciting dialogues on the sexual and cultural landscape of Scotland, cleverly hinged on the paradigm of ‘otherness’ that has been so central to the independence debate this year. It could not be […]

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Review: Gone are the Leaves by Anne Donovan

Gone are the Leaves marks a bold departure from the Glaswegian sandwich bars, alcoholic fathers and painter-decorators that have populated Orange Prize-shortlisted author Anne Donovan’s previous novels. Set in an undefined medieval period (probably mid- or later thirteenth century, given the allusions to a brewing civil war in Scotland), it is a sweet tale of love that recalls the courtly […]