Connor Post review of A Modern Journey

James Connor on A Modern Journey James Connor’s kind and thoughtful review of A Modern Journey now available for edification at his unique Connor Post news aggregation site – “an outstanding wordsmith” etc. Blushes – but thanks!

Growing Wild by Michael Wilding

Class-Observation Growing Wild, Michael Wilding, 2016, Melbourne: Arcadia, pb., 302pp., Aus$39.95 A hoicked-up small boy sits astride a yoked-up heavy horse, while three sun-stained men smile at posterity. Hairy hooves press good grass, lush trees shade old ridges, and though the cover is black-and-white we feel the burden of that 1940s sun, the texture of… Continue reading

My Scots Gothic travelogue for Chronicles

The July issue of Chronicles contains my travelogue about Lothian – Iron Age equestrians, Traprain Law, the legend of the saltire, Rosslyn Chapel bizarrerie, Mary Queen of Scots, Covenanters, Edinburgh cemeteries, Scottish independence, Greyfriars Bobby, Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Little Sparta…