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Book of the Month, September 2023 – Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales

For September’s Book of the Month I have chosen the Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales, published by The History Press in 2019, with a forward by Donald Smith, Director of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival. This 176 page hardback was put together with the support of the Scottish Storytelling Centre and TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture

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Book of the Month, June 2023 – ‘Yusuf Ibn-Tashfeen’ by Naseem Hijazi

For June’s Book of the Month I have chosen Yusuf Ibn-Tashfeen, book 1 of the four part series The Downfall of Muslim Spain by Naseem Hijazi (1914-1996), translated and published by Irum Sarfaraz (2017). Naseem Hijazi was the pen name of Urdu novelist Sharif Hussain, who was born in the Punjab, went through Partition, and

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Book of the Month, May 2023 – ‘The White Company’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

For May’s must read Book of the Month, I have chosen The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), first published in 1891. Doyle was a physician by profession, but will always be remembered for creating Sherlock Holmes, who character was based on his former university teacher Joseph Bell. Doyle killed Holmes off in

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Book of the Month, March 2023 – ‘A Little Book of Unknowing’ by Jennifer Kavanagh

Hi, there. Maggie Shaw here, proud owner of Eregendal and author. As a lifelong lover of reading, each month I choose one of my favourite books – and tell you all about it. For March’s Book of the Month, I have chosen A Little Book of Unknowing by Jennifer Kavanagh (2015, Christian Alternative Books). Jennifer

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Book of the Month, January 2023 – ‘We Are One – A Manifesto for Humanity’ by Simenon Honoré

Hi, there. Maggie Shaw here, proud owner of Eregendal and author. As a lifelong lover of reading, each month I choose one of my favourite books – and tell you all about it. For January’s Book of the Month I have chosen We Are One – A Manifesto for Humanity by Simenon Honoré (2010). Simenon

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