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Reviews: going widdershins in Finding Baba Yaga

September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Finding Baba Yaga, Jane Yolen, Tor Books (cover image by SHutterstock, design by Jamie Stafford-Hill) “So, this is a tale Both old and new, borrowed, narrowed, broadened, deepened, rethreaded, rewoven, stitches uneven, re-plastered, re-harled, rehearsed,...

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We’re halfway through the world’s largest literary festival’s 2015 bash here in Edinburgh, and on Sunday as I headed to an event celebrating a new poetry collection even our ever so changeable Scottish weather decided...

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Robbie Burns, Witch Hunter, Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby, Tiernen Trevallion, Renegade Arts Where to start with reviewing this book? The title kind of tells you what you need to know, right? Yes and no. It...

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Upcoming: Robbie Burns, Witch Hunter

October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The team behind the excellent Absalom series in 2000 AD, Gordon Rennie and Tiernen Trevallion, are joined by Emma Beeby for what promises to be a tremendous romp that cheekily re-imagines Scotland’s national poet Robert...

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Comics: Spring has sprung

March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and...

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Reviews: La Belle Dame Sans Merci

June 13, 2013 | 1 Comments

La Belle Dame Sans Merci By PM Buchan and Karen Yumi Lusted, inspired by John Keats John Keats’ simple ballad of The Beautiful Lady Without Mercy is a mere 48 lines in length but offers...

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Animation: The Man in the Comic Strip

March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Now here’s something a wee bit unusual – “The Man in the Comic Strip” is a poem by well-regarded Scottish poet and playwright Liz Lochhead. The BBC’s educational arm has a neat reading of the...

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Stuff what I’ve been buying round-up: Bird by Melissa Mendes, Oily Comics: Mendes is currently the best person around when it comes to portraying the essence of childhood and children, and she achieves that through this particular interaction...

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One of the graphic novels I’ve been really enjoying reading recently is the full-length debut by noted Guardian cartoonist Nick Hayes, the Rime of the Modern Mariner, which the nice folks at Jonathan Cape were...

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“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection...

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