Scott's Book Review

Moneyland by Oliver Bullough

We look around Lanark at Christmas 2018. Perhaps we assume that our local amenities and quality of life is a simple given, inevitable, all that can be...

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A Short History of Europe

Simon Jenkins

Past Present - What's new in History

There can hardly have been more saturation coverage in the British media than that over Brexit. Every minute aspect of this awful car crash is analysed to...

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At the Loch of the Green Corrie

Andrew Greig

Lives Well Lived? - Memoir

For many years Andrew Greig ( saw the poet Norman MacCaig...

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Broken Ground

Val McDermid

Criminally Minded

Val McDermid ( has established a loyal readership for her crime fiction over the last 31 years since the publication of her first...

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Age of Anger

Pankaj Mishra

Past Present - What's new in History

The latest outpouring of resentment and anger happens to be in Chemnitz in eastern Germany...

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