This post is a part of my year-long quest in 2017 to read only female-authored travel writing. Find out more about it on the project’s main page. To my shame, I’m previewing June’s book over halfway into the month and very nearly halfway through my reading of it. I’ve been pretty good thus far at…
My review of May’s title in my Reading Female Travel Writers series – Kathleen Jamie’s Among Muslims.
A reflection, in the light of press behaviour following the Manchester bombing, on “death knocking”, standards in our press and what we can do to make our newspapers better.
Next in my 2017 “Reading Female Travel Writers” quest is my preview of May’s title, Kathleen Jamie’s Among Muslims: Meetings at the Frontiers of Pakistan.
In which I get interviewed by the Inverness Courier for my views on what Inverness city centre needs.
My review of April’s title in my Reading Female Travel Writers mission – Jenny Diski’s powerful and beautiful Skating to Antarctica.
A preview of April’s title in my Reading Female Travel Writers mission – Jenny Diski’s Skating to Antarctica.
My review of March’s title in my Reading Female Travel Writers mission – Fi Glover’s fun and informative Travels With My Radio.
A look at some of the myths around Scotland and the EU, in the light of the forthcoming second independence referendum.
A preview of March’s title in my Reading Female Travel Writers mission – Fi Glover’s Travels With My Radio.
My second book review in my 2017 quest to read female-authored travel writing – Dervla Murphy’s Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle.
With Scottish independence rearing its head once more, it’s time to wearily address the question that won’t go away – is the movement for independence racist?
In which I argue that the Single Transferable Vote for elections to the House of Commons is both the one thing that could transform the UK and, through its political impossibility, the one thing that renders the UK unreformable.
A reflection on what I, as an ordinary individual, can do when so many politically horrible things are happening. Warning: this is a long read.
My preview of February’s title for my Reading Female Travel Writers project: Dervla Murphy’s Full Tilt.
My review of the first book in my 2017 quest to read female-authored travel writing – the Virago Book of Women Travellers.
My preview of the first title in my “reading female travel writers” project: The Virago Book Of Women Travellers, edited by Mary Morris and Larry O’Connor.
An introduction to my 2017 project of reading female travel writers.
Knoydart is one of Scotland’s most beautiful but least accessible areas, where a difficult history of land ownership still casts a shadow over the community’s cautiously optimistic future. I spent a week walking, cycling and exploring there in May 2016. Here are a few posts from the trip.
An exploration of two of Knoydart’s constructed landmarks – a statue of Mary and a vanity construct by a Nazi sympathiser.