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The old prejudices remain strong between the Baltic Germans and the Estonians who once worked on their estates. Does he really love Erika as a person, or is he subconsciously drawn to her ancestry and the dynamics of the old order? It has been praised for its psychological realism, its diary format and its rare Baltic German perspective, and has been adapted for both stage and screen. AH Tammsaare was born in into a poor farming family in a small Estonian village.
When Estonia became independent, he moved to Tallinn. It is a Bildungsroman for the Homo Sovieticus: the reader sees the development of a regular, ordinary person in Soviet conditions, who, in one way or another, becomes part of a system that is almost impossible to escape from or change. In 14 letters from beyond the grave to his friend and teacher Tomas Kelertas, protagonist Leonas Ciparis delineates his life from his earliest days up until his last; his rise from lowly beginnings to the upper echelons of the Communist Party, illustrating the nature of the new Soviet person.
The novel brilliantly reveals aspects of Lithuanian society that are understood to have existed, but are rarely openly discussed, helping the reader to understand the effects of Soviet rule on the human psyche as perceived by Lithuanians living under it. He studied and worked in physics for several years before discovering his talent for writing whilst on assignment at a popular science magazine.
He was a successful writer for some time before publishing his seminal work, Vilnius Poker , which has since been translated into English as well as several other languages. Written from the perspective of a newcomer to an Anglophone country, the novel encourages an understanding of the complexities of immigrant life.
He studied law and medicine at university before switching to theatre in In he worked with Lithuanian troupes in Germany and, in , he moved to the US and joined a group of Lithuanian exile artists. He was a prolific stage actor and director, and was heavily involved in the arts until his fatal car accident in Illustration has a language of its own. No matter your cultural background or native tongue, human emotions are the same the world over. I spend a lot of time searching out new illustration talent.
The UK has a wealth of emerging illustrators, many of whom can be found at art college degree shows and through conferences and exhibitions run by organisations like Picture Hooks. We also discover new talent through our own Kelpies Design and Illustration Prize, established in as a creative platform for emerging and established artists in Scotland to have their work recognised and celebrated.
This is, of course, much easier in the digital age where the internet enables artwork to be easily showcased and has dramatically increased the discoverability of illustrators around the world. She is passionate about bold typography, good kerning, and championing the work of illustrators. Likewise, Italian illustrator Alfredo Belli connected with the themes of war, courage and rebellion when he worked on the Bonnie Prince Charlie story, Speed Bonnie Boat.
That said, some of our international illustrators occasionally need a bit of guidance on the more obscure cultural references in our illustration briefs! There did not appear to be anything remarkable about the accident on the A It occurred on a perfectly ordinary stretch of the trunk road that runs between Strasbourg and Saint-Louis. A dark green Mercedes saloon left the southbound carriageway, careered down a slope and collided with a tree on the edge of a copse. The vehicle was not immediately visible from the road, so although it was spotted by a passer-by at around In any case, when the car was discovered, the sole occupant was dead.
Georges Gorski of the Saint-Louis police was standing on the grass verge of the road. It was November. Drizzle glazed the road surface. There were no tyre marks. The most likely explanation was that the driver had simply fallen asleep at the wheel. Even in cases of cardiac arrest, drivers usually managed to apply the brakes or make some attempt to bring the vehicle under control.
Nevertheless, Gorski resolved to keep an open mind. You solve cases with this, not this, he would say, pointing first to his considerable gut and then to his forehead. Gorski was sceptical about such an approach. It encouraged an investigator to disregard evidence that did not support the initial hypothesis. Instead, Gorski believed, each potential piece of evidence should be given due and equal consideration.
The area had been cordoned off by the time he arrived. A photographer was taking pictures of the crumpled vehicle. The flash intermittently illuminated the copse of trees. An ambulance and a number of police vehicles with flashing lights occupied the southbound lane of the carriageway. A pair of bored gendarmes directed the sparse traffic.
Gorski ground out his cigarette on the shingle at the side of the road and made his way down the embankment. If he did so, it was less because he thought that his inspection of the scene would offer up any insights into the cause of the accident, than because it was expected of him. Those gathered around the vehicle awaited his verdict. The body could not be removed from the car until the investigating officer was satisfied. If the accident had occurred just a few kilometres north, it would have fallen under the jurisdiction of the Mulhouse station, but it had not.
Gorski was conscious of the eyes of those gathered on the edge of the copse upon him as he scrambled down the slope. The grass was greasy. He had to break into a run to prevent himself losing his balance and collided with a young gendarme holding a flashlight. There were suppressed titters. Gorski took a slow turn around the vehicle.
The photographer ceased his activity and stood back to allow him an unencumbered view. The victim had been propelled, head and shoulders, through the windscreen. His arms remained by his sides, suggesting he had made no attempt to shield himself from the impact. His head slumped on the concertinaed bonnet of the car. The man had a full greying beard, but Gorski could ascertain little more about his appearance as his face, or at least the part that was visible, was entirely smashed in.
The drizzle had plastered his hair to what was left of his forehead. Gorski continued his tour around the Mercedes. The paintwork on the offside of the vehicle was deeply scratched, indicating that the car might have travelled down the slope on its side before righting itself. Gorski paused and ran his fingers over the crumpled bodywork, as if expecting it to communicate something to him. It did not. Nonetheless, he took his notebook from the inside pocket of his jacket and, purely for the benefit of those observing him, scribbled a few perfunctory notes.
The Road Accident Investigation Unit would determine the cause of the accident in due course. No flashes of intuition were required from Gorski or anyone else. Gorski wrenched it further open and reached inside the overcoat of the victim. He indicated to the sergeant in charge of the scene that he had concluded his inspection and made his way up the slope to his car.
Once inside he lit a cigarette and opened the wallet he had retrieved. Even the little Maxwell did reveal about himself in print was something he always regretted. Lister-Kaye was in his early twenties in when he moved to Scotland to work with Maxwell, who died of lung cancer within months. In both his next books Maxwell would complain bitterly about people who just turned up at Sandaig without prior notification.
Whatever other qualities British nature writing used to have four decades ago, openness and self-disclosure were not among them. Now look at how much has changed. That invisible barrier between writing about the inner and the outer world has vanished.
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The latest expressions of that new emotional openness are many and various. Special mention on it must go to the Orkney Polar Bears, a group of wild swimmers who meet weekly to take the plunge in the cold seas off the archipelago. On Papa Westray, she began writing a column for the Caught by the River website, which since has been one of the leading forums for new British nature writing, and she then reworked some of those early columns — on wild swimming, listening for corncrakes, watching meteor showers — into her brilliantly written book about finding her own nature cure.
The new, emotionally open — and largely female — school of nature writing is spreading fast. For more writing by David Robinson visit BooksfromScotland. Beginning in the s, Scottish writers increasingly engaged with contemporary social and political issues, and with questions of national identity. An integral part of this development was the radically new literary status accorded to the Scots language.
He and the poets who paved the way for him represent the first wave of the Scottish Renaissance. The second wave contains the extraordinary company of poets who wrote under his direct inspiration. On any showing, the scale and quality of this movement is a phenomenon rarely paralleled in literary history. A Kist o Skinklan Things contains a selection of the best work from this great period. He has written four books and over articles and conference papers on Scottish literary and linguistic topics, including many on Scots as a language of translation. In this time, cartography has not only kept pace with these changes, but has often driven them.
In this beautiful book, maps give a visual representation of the history of Britain. Parker previously worked as a diplomat and a publisher of historical atlases. Full of sumptuous photography, exclusive content and inside-track information, this book showcases the greatest destinations on the planet from private islands to mountain peaks then tells you how to get there.
Piotr Wilkowiecki holds a degree in Finance and co-founded Seal Creative, a start-up focused on combining great design and a passion for map-making. Now you can take on the challenge with this ultimate quiz containing 2, questions from the Brain of Britain archives. Russell Davies includes a fascinating history of the programme as well as the characters and stories that have made it so successful. Having been Secretary of the Footlights Club, he became an actor for a while before turning to journalism. His posts ranged from caricaturist of the Times Literary Supplement to film critic of The Observer, where he also served three years in the press box as a football correspondent.
Since he has been a regular broadcaster on both radio and TV. Davies still supplies music documentaries to Radio 2, where his Song Show ran for 15 years. He first chaired Brain of Britain in Times Great Scottish Lives Magnus Linklater Discover the fascinating lives of the figures that have shaped Scotland from the early 19th century to the present day. Magnus Linklater is a commentator, columnist and former Scotland editor of The Times.
He was editor of the Scotsman from January until July He went to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, before taking up a career in journalism. He worked on the Daily Express, the Evening Standard and the Sunday Times, where he was magazine editor, news editor and executive editor features. He then became managing editor news of The Observer. Linklater was appointed editor of the London Daily News in , then moved to the Scotsman, which he edited for six years, before joining The Times.
Combining accessible style, clear layout and durable hardback format, this is a user-friendly and robust dictionary that you can turn to again and again. The dictionary contains over 40, headwords; over 1, words and usages new for this edition; additional coverage of Orkney, Shetland and Ulster Scots; comprehensive coverage of variant spellings and regional forms; extensive cross-referencing; updated and extended pronunciation information; information on grammar and register; thousands of idioms, phrases, and proverbs; and improved and extended information on etymologies.
Despite legislative developments and the introduction of national and international interventions, firm definitions, estimates of its extent, and responses to victims and perpetrators have been limited. On top of this, aspirations to prioritise the human rights of vulnerable people on the move are frequently overruled by law enforcement and border control policies.
This book goes beyond the political and media discourse to examine the competing dialogues surrounding human trafficking and explore its impact in the UK and internationally. Presenting findings from original, ground-breaking research in the field of human trafficking alongside insights from professionals working in the field, Human Trafficking highlights the challenges of research and evaluation in this contentious and hidden economy, and the implications of this for developments in survivor care and recovery.
London Writing of the s Anna Cottrell London Writing of the s offers a new perspective on the decade that has long been associated with the Auden generation and the rise of documentary. Dr Anna Cottrell writes about midth-century and contemporary British literature and urban culture. Speculative Art Histories: Analysis at the Limits Edited by Sjoerd van Tuinen Situated at the interface of philosophy, aesthetics and art history, this collection brings together a series of creative responses to the recent speculative turn in Continental philosophy.
It gives both a genealogy of speculative art history and a provocatively experimental counter-discourse of new speculative art histories. The contributors include philosophers, art historians, architects and art practitioners who go beyond the mere complementarity of philosophy and art history. They are generous with the types of art they examine, including architecture, cinema, dance and new media, and the philosophical trajectories they engage with. He is the author of Sloterdijk: Binnenstebuiten Denken Klement, The Celts: A History From Earliest Times to the Present Bernhard Maier Now in its second edition, this comprehensive history of the Celts draws on archaeological, historical, literary and linguistic evidence to provide a comprehensive and colourful overview from origins to the present.
Divided into three parts, the first covers the continental Celts in prehistory and antiquity, complete with accounts of the Celts in Germany, France, Italy, Iberia and Asia Minor. Part Two follows the Celts from the departure of the Romans to the late Middle Ages, including the migrations to, and settlements in, Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Brittany.
This section also includes discussions of the Celtic kingdoms and the significance of Christianisation. Part Three brings the history of the Celts up to the present, covering the assimilation of the Celts within the national cultures of Great Britain, France and Ireland. Treating Depression Naturally Chris Phillips A practical and insightful handbook allowing readers to tailor treatment for the symptoms of anxiety and depression using flower essences to their own requirements.
Readily found in pharmacies, health-food shops and online, flower essences are used by millions of people on a daily basis. First pioneered by Dr Edward Bach, creator of the popular Rescue Remedy, flower remedies can help to restore balance between mind, body and spirit, when they are used as part of a considered treatment programme. Chris Phillips is an experienced flower essence therapist who has worked both personally and professionally in this field for over 30 years.
The footprints of the past can be found across our modern landscape. The very shapes of our fields tell us of the passing of the Romans and the labours of medieval peasants; while centuries later, great heaps of spoil mark the rapid decline of heavy industry. In this landmark book you can learn how to read the landscapes around you, identify and appreciate the incredible layers of the past to be found beneath your feet. It offers a remarkable new perspective on Scotland — a unique guide to tracing memories, events and meanings in the forms and patterns of our surroundings.
From murder in an Iron Age broch and a macabre tale of revenge among the furious clamour of an 18th-century mill, to a dark psychological thriller set within the tourist throng of Edinburgh Castle and a rivalry turning fatal in the concrete galleries of an abandoned modernist ruin, this collection uncovers the intimate — and deadly — connections between people and places.
Travelling across the country, from abandoned islands and lonely glens to the heart of our modern cities, these five authors seek out the diverse narrative of the Scottish people. Moving from Neolithic families, exiled hermits and ambitious royal dynasties to Highland shieling girls, peasant poets, Enlightenment philosophers and iconoclastic artists, it places our people, our ideas and our passions at the heart of our architecture and archaeology.
This is the remarkable story of how we have shaped our buildings and how our buildings, in turn, have shaped us. Left To Their Own Devices? Confident Parenting in a World of Screens Katharine Hill Communications technology, heralding a world of choice and opportunity, is advancing at such speed that we sometimes struggle to navigate each new turn. And yet we need to equip our children to make good choices and to deal with the hidden dangers, as well as take hold of the positive opportunities.
This clear, informative book explores the impact of the digital world on teenagers and younger children, giving practical advice on screen time, social media and consumer culture as well as how to tackle some of the more serious issues, such as online bullying, grooming and pornography.
Whether a new parent or living with teenagers, a stranger to Snapchat or have followers on Twitter, this book is for mums and dads who want to confidently parent in a world of screens. She speaks and writes on family matters, is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and the author of several books. Prior to joining Care for the Family in , Hill practised as a family lawyer. She is married to Richard and they have four grown-up children.
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A New Era: Scottish Modern Art Alice Strang A New Era tells an alternative story of the history of modern Scottish art by examining the most advanced work made by leading and less high-profile Scottish artists during the first half of the 20th-century. It challenges the accepted view of the dominance of the Scottish Colourists and reveals a hitherto little-known progressive Scottish art world.
To assist him he asked for the help of his language teacher, who was born just two years after the communist party came to power in The changing fortunes of his life have mirrored the ups and downs of his country, which has moved from communist poverty to capitalist wealth in just a single generation. It came as a surprise, though, to learn that the teacher was also a cross-dresser. For five years he was a BBC correspondent in Beijing, covering everything from earthquakes to the Olympics. Apart from his family, China is his great passion, an interest that began while at university in Newcastle.
He has spent much of his adult life trying to learn Mandarin, a task he imagines might take many more years. He lives in Yorkshire with his wife and their two children. The Great Horizon: 50 Tales of Exploration Jo Woolf 50 stories of adventure and exploration over more than years of human history. The Great Horizon features those who set out to conquer new territories and claim world records alongside those who contributed to our understanding of the world all but accidentally.
Published in association with the Royal Scottish Geographical Society RSGS , and with full access to their extensive records, the book includes unique images and insights from the RSGS archives, along with never-before-seen material. Jo Woolf was born in Shropshire, and now lives with her husband in West Lothian. She has always had a passion for writing, along with a lively fascination for history and the natural world. In she began digging into the archives of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, in a mission to bring to light some half-forgotten figures in the field of exploration.
Self-confessed islomaniac Barry Smith explores how islands bewitch us so, and examines the kind of human experiences that islands inspire. It traces their singular place in literature, religion and philosophy, and disentangles the myths and the facts to reveal just why islands exert such an insistent grip on the human psyche. To cap it all, he has completed a doctoral dissertation about islands.
Smith lives in northern Scotland and France. The Nature of Winter Jim Crumley During winter, dark days of wild storms can give way to the perfect, glistening stillness of frost-encrusted winter landscapes — it is the stuff of wonder and beauty, of nature at its utmost.
He bears witness to the lives of golden eagles, red deer, whales and other creatures as they battle intemperate weather and the turbulence of climate change. In the snow Jim discovers ancient footsteps that lead him to reflect on the journey of his personal nature-writing life — a journey that takes in mountain legends, dear departed friends and an enduring fascination and deep love for nature. Simply, he evokes winter in all its drama, in all its pathos, in all its glory.
He is a nature writer, journalist and poet with some 30 books to his name. The girls were given heavy agricultural work in fields, and with animals, carrying hundredweight sacks, sawing wood, felling trees and filling up rat holes. It was a tough way to grow up, but this illustrated memoir provides a valuable record of a time when women faced the rigorous physical challenges involved in winning the war at home.
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A history graduate, she taught in Edinburgh schools before becoming a freelance lecturer on aspects of Scottish culture. Her publications include Agents of Change: Scots in Poland: , a book based on family papers, which has been translated into Polish and published in Warsaw. This book is a collection of her autobiographical writings, poems, speeches and articles — some from her column in New Society magazine in the s.
They reflect a courageous and unique view on a life that keenly observed the downtrodden and effected much of the social reform we now take for granted.
Kay Carmichael was born in and died in The collection is edited by her husband David Donnison. Major works in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Leith are looked at in detail, while other smaller, virtually unknown, producers, like the Clyde Flint Glass Company in Greenock, are also covered. Individual chapters discuss the production of cut, engraved, pressed, and coloured glass while also presenting the many practical, less collectable goods created throughout the period.
This volume is an invaluable study for all those interested in Scottish industrial history, in particular the history of glass production. It is accompanied by a free DVD with a reproduction of a Holyrood Pattern Book, allowing readers the unique opportunity to closely examine the designs used to create Scottish glass. Life and Death on Little Ross David R Collin Little Ross is an attractive and unspoiled island and its lighthouse, beautifully designed by the famous Stevenson family, is at its summit. After years of devotion to duty, peacefulness and calm, life on Little Ross was disrupted forever by a day of inexplicable violence when a murder in the lighthouse buildings brought widespread notoriety.
The author was a witness in the High Court trial that followed and here he tells the story of the island, its lighthouse, and its people who lived and worked there. Collin is a retired architect, a founder member of Kirkcudbright Sailing Club, and the founding Chairman of Kirkcudbright History Society. Photographs, maps and place names link to key passages in the text to immerse readers in the landscapes that songs, poems and tales have described and enlivened over the ages. For those that wish to brave the weather, the insects, the sheer drops, the morasses and the vast spaces, the book can also be used as a field guide, enabling readers to take the same walks as the author and experience the touch, smell, and landmarks of song, poem and tale.
Comparing Gaelic literature with other world traditions and exploring their relationship to place and storytelling, the book also provides an overview of how the literature relates to landscape and place over the ages. Running South America Katharine Lowrie Running South America is the story of two everyday runners, Katharine and David, who decided to take on a continent and learn how to run again, barefoot. In a bid to become the first in the world to run the length of South America and to give a voice to the wildlife and wildernesses they adore, Katherine and David pushed their bodies and minds to levels they had never considered possible.
Amazing animals accompanied their journey: gigantic vaulting stick insects, cackling macaws and an anteater that they stalked through a snake-infested swamp. The expedition nearly cost them their marriage, health, sanity and lives but they made it, 6, miles and 15 months later. She then managed a remote bush camp in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia, followed by wildflower surveying in the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa. Shorebirds, or waders, are a large group of small to medium-sized birds that occur worldwide.
This book is split into chapters that provide basic behavioural information and can be read as a general text. It can also be read by reference to the extended photograph captions which explain in detail the particular behaviour depicted. It is relevant to readers worldwide. Richard Chandler is the author of the Macmillan Field Guide to North Atlantic Shorebirds and Shorebirds of the Northern Hemisphere; he has had numerous articles published in ornithological journals.
For many years he has been associated with the long-established journal British Birds, as Photographic Consultant, as a member of its Editorial Board and as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Understanding Animal Behaviour Rory Putman This accessible introduction to animal behaviour provides an authoritative yet reader-friendly guide for the interested naturalist. It presents current knowledge about the way animals behave and enables the reader to derive more pleasure from their observations of animals by gaining a deeper understanding of their behaviour.
The first part of the book explores how animals behave by considering the physical processes involved in the way animals perceive their environment and what determines how they respond to it. The book showcases exquisite illustrations by wildlife artist Catherine Putman and is copiously illustrated throughout to support interpretation of the text and to enhance understanding.
He has had numerous books published on ecology and behaviour. Back then you see, when I returned to work, I was still one of the only women in the faculty. Down in the basement, where the physics labs were housed, I was studying early-stage cell development with microfluidic delivery. I felt like I was being followed by those men in their cassocks and collars who paced silently across the stone courtyard. And watched. Haunted by the sound of the hymns that resonated through the labs below. Though there was another type of haunting there, too — Rosalind died the same week my daughter was born.
I was grieving for my friend, while my colleagues were still taking credit for her work. To remember how they used to make fun of her behind her back!
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It made me more angry than ever. I knew that if I gave them the slightest cause, they would push me out. My work had to be perfect. Being patronised was. Season the price we paid for walking through the door. Not that we were allowed in the staff common room. That was the backdrop, you see. It made me different, I think.
Different from whom I would otherwise have been. All the time I had to feign a sort of steely confidence, of arrogance, if I were to get any of them to listen to me. And I had to make them listen. I felt like I was on a mission, I was so certain that I knew what had to be done. I worked with microscopes rather than X-rays, manufactured carefully designed substrates to keep my cells alive rather than wire hooks to hang and stretch molecules from. Human beings, if nothing else, need to feel like individuals. Any change must allow for individuals to remain an intrinsic part of their own reproduction, or it will fail.
I wanted to create a liberating new form of pregnancy. A genuine equality. A more reliable bond between parent and child. In that moment, I realised that my work was intensely personal. That was why I was the one who would succeed. He was something of a celebrity already, being such close friends with Aldous Huxley, but it took me a moment to.
You started writing when you were only 13 years old and landed a three-book deal with Black and White Publishing by the time you turned How did this come about? DIMILY trilogy has been a huge success internationally and is currently licensed to an impressive 16 countries.
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Do you have any international highlights? Through promoting my work across social media and being consistent with my writing, I gained 4 million hits online and built up my own fanbase within less than four years. I was interviewed for my local newspaper, and then STV came along and wrote a few pieces about me, and then I was on their TV news. Definitely the time I visited Paris. DIMILY has done really well in France, and I can remember doing my first French book signing last year in Paris and glancing up at the three hour long queue and having it hit me all at once that I was living my dream — ever since I was young, all I had dreamed of was being an author who could do book signings in other countries where there would be a line of people holding my book in their hands, so that was a cool moment for me.
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