Come walking in the footsteps of others

Kerri Andrews and I will be talking about walking, writing, and being inspired by nature including some of the women walkers and mountaineers in Kerri’s latest book 'Wanderers: A History of Women Walking', and about my book 'Doubling Back: Ten Paths Trodden in Memory'. Now the sun's shining, if you're dreaming of getting out on foot, this is the event for you with Stirling Libraries OFF THE PAGE festival. 4pm tomorrow (or today if you're reading on Friday!) 28th May and it's FREE. Sign up here.
Further Reviews and Events for 'Stone'

Both myself and Taproot Press continue to be delighted by the reception of The Other Side of Stone which has already sold out of its first print run and will be available soon in paperback. Since I last wrote there have been reviews in Northwords Now (p38), The Herald (slightly less enthusiastic), and Undiscovered Scotland. It's fascinating to me how different readers have approached this book and its form -- some reading it as a novel and some as connected stories. 

The following related events are taking place online soon:
  • Glasgow Women's Library Story Cafe Special at 1 PM on Thursday 3rd June (free, women only) 
  • Birnam Book Festival 4pm Thursday June 10th (check their Facebook page)
  • Ullapool Book Festival 8pm Wednesday 30th June (check out the whole programme of events between now and early August going out on Wednesday nights. £4 only).

"...what particularly shines through is the real humanity in this book, reminding us that behind each and every building are real people whose lives are shaped by their experiences of their time spent within it."
Undiscovered Scotland


"the social and political background of each period is bold"
Northwords Now

You can order the book directly from the publisher here and pay no postage. They will also send overseas. Or you can buy from Waterstones, or order from your local independent bookshop - which is very helpful as the shop may choose to keep it in stock as well as getting in your copy.

It would be fabulous if you could post a short review or even just a star rating on Goodreads if and when you read the book. It helps connect to other readers.
Back in 2019, ahead of my Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in France, I made a mini pilgrimage to the Isle of Erraid, off Mull, featured in his story Kidnapped. It's one of the most astonishingly beautiful places I've ever been and a long essay that  I've written about the experience, The Writer, the Island and the Inspiration was recently published by Northwords Now. You can read the whole thing here or find the first half of it in the print version.
Wishing you bluebells, blue skies, and some happy reunions,
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