Category Archives: Reading

Recent reading

I read prodigiously – both from a lifelong love of books but also because running the Glenogle and Bell Book Company means that I need to keep up to date with new titles so that I can send our customers … Continue reading

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Josephine Pullein Thompson, 1924 – 2014

It was with enormous sadness that I heard of the passing of Josephine Pullein Thompson last week.  She was one of Fidra Books’ first authors and I had the pleasure and privilege of meeting her twice.  If you’d told the … Continue reading

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Shelf Notes: High Rising by Angela Thirkell

Angela Thirkell was hugely successful in the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s but rather dropped out of sight in later years.  However, she maintained a stalwart readership who pursued her out-of-print titles vigorously. Although aware of AT, I’d never read any … Continue reading

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The pleasure of the familiar

There are people who never re-read books.  People who have yards and yards of shelving filled with books that they will never read again, stories that they will never lose themselves in again, characters who will never be greeted as … Continue reading

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A Shameless Plug!

As some of you may know, I run a tiny publishing company called Fidra Books which specialises in rescuing neglected children’s classics. It’s a labour of love which will never make me rich but I do love it and I … Continue reading

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