Tag Archives: William McIlvanney

Reaching For The Stars

Star Wars Rather sadly (to some), I’ve now seen Star Wars: the Force Awakens a grand total of six (6) times. I suppose one might argue I’m a little bit obsessed, but actually that’s quite wide of the mark. It’s more … Continue reading

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Raising a Glass to William McIlvanney

What can you say about William McIlvanney that hasn’t already been said? Legendary, iconic, inspirational, suave, debonair, groundbreaking, trailblazing, innovative – a genius, he is the voice of Glasgow, nae Scotland! He is, of course, all of these things and … Continue reading

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An Old Friend

An old friend has been staying with me these past couple of weeks, after nine years in the wilderness. The last time I saw him he was an unsure 16-year old, a bit lost, with a lot of confusion and … Continue reading

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Day 13 at the Edinburgh Book Festival

Image: EdBookFest It was kind of muggy over Edinburgh for the 13th day of the Edinburgh Book Festival yesterday. Would it rain or wouldn’t it, the question was on everyone’s lips. I’d arranged a half day from my day job … Continue reading

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Monday and Tuesday Review of the Edinburgh Book Festival

Image: Colin Galbraith Apologies for yesterday, folks. This blog post is a day late due to the attention of a hacker at about 3:10am the night before last (Monday). It would appear that this technical challenged choob hacked into my … Continue reading

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Meeting McIlvanney

Image: East Ayrshire Council Trying to work in my day job yesterday morning was nigh impossible. I simply could not keep my mind from drifting away from the book festival event with William McIlvanney that I was to attend at … Continue reading

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The Signing Stalwart

Image: WikiMedia As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve rethought and realigned some of my goals for this year. I’ve made the adjustments necessary, and now, I announce them here: Adjusted Goals for 2009 1-Have a major piece of fiction accepted for … Continue reading

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