Classic Scots

Susan Rennie is one of the UK’s top lexicographers, a renowned writer in Scots, and translator into Scots. She is one of the co-founders of the ground-breaking Itchy Coo publishing [...]

The shortest day… the longest night

If you’re looking for the perfect read to tie in with this particular time of year, look no further than First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts by Lari Don. It’s set at the [...]

A Wee Bird Was Watching

Karine Polwart and Kate Leiper have done a number of events to celebrate the recent publication of their gorgeous picture book, A Wee Bird Was Watching. Here they are at the end of a very long [...]

Wanted – local monsters!

Lari Don grew up surrounded by monsters – she’s written about them in her latest blog here, and she’s challenged readers to work out where she grew up by using the geographical [...]

First Aid covers

It’s 10 years today since Lari Don’s first novel – First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts – hit the shelves in bookshops and libraries. Here it is in its various [...]

No horns!

Lari Don, author of the Fabled Beasts Chronicles and the Spellchasers trilogy, is well known as a traditional storyteller. She’s like a magpie – constantly on the look-out for [...]