Author and biographer; Born: December 17, 1927; Died: May 22, 2013. Elizabeth Osborne Mavor, who has died aged 85, was an author and biographer whose work focused primarily on relationships between women. While her 1973 novel, A Green Equinox, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, she is possibly better known for her non-fiction work concerning [...]
There’s surely no more fitting monument to a writer than the stories they inspire others to tell. As the shockwave of Iain Banks’ death swept ...
Although based on true events, the story of Calum’s Road is so unique that it comes with a strong sense of some greater story being ...
Paul F Cockburn tells the story of how one of the most recognisable nebulae in the cosmos was found by accident. Where do feature ideas ...
Many of your previous novels have been grounded in decidedly rural environments, or have been set within relatively small villages or towns; so what inspired ...
It’s fair to say that, growing up in the western suburbs of Edinburgh, I didn’t have much experience of Scotland’s numerous islands. The nearest thing ...
“Everyone seemed to have a Banksy story. Something personal, something funny, something inspirational. So many stories began with the phrase: “I didn’t know him well enough to call him a friend, but..” So writes the author Neil Williamson, about the online reaction to the far-too-early death of Iain Banks this weekend. I too didn’t know [...]
Doctor and Lord-Lieutenant of Orkney; Born: February 16, 1940; Died: May 17, 2013. Dr Tony Trickett, who has died aged 73, served for almost three decades as GP for the residents of Hoy, Walls and Longhope, but his championing of the wider Orkney communities went far beyond their physical health. A long-term supporter of numerous [...]
Politician and clan chief; Born: July 19, 1937; Died: May 10, 2013. The 14th Lord Reay, who has died aged 75, was a British politician who served in both the European Parliament and the House of Lords. As one of 92 elected hereditary peers to survive Tony Blair’s Parliamentary reforms in 1999, his death will [...]
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