Monthly Archives: August 2014

BAKER PRIZE NEWS UNPUBLISHED WRITERS

The Reading Room (Seòmar Leughaidh)

Rachel at Moniack Mhor Writers Centre contacted me this week wondering if it would be OK for them to completely fund a course at the Centre as the prize for the New Writer Section of the BP. As you’d expect I said “Nah, that’d be too much”…….and that is A fiction!

So if you haven’t thought your work is up to publishing quality before now or been terrified of rejection why not enter our friendly competition this year with the theme, “Dough”, and you could win a FREE residential course working with THE top writers in the country. For example:
Poetry Retreat: Let Us Begin 25-31 Aug
This course, aimed at poets just beginning to be poets, also heralds the official beginning of Moniack Mhor as an independent writing centre.

And none other than National Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy is leading this.
You could be part of Moniack 2015 and…

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A look at settings from The Thorn Tree

I’m just back from Great Britain. I began with the Scottish launch of The Thorn Tree, in the Isle of Skye, travelled south to Glasgow and west to Arran — all settings in the novel. The Thorn Tree got a wonderful reception at the Skeabost Hotel near Portree, and I enjoyed wandering over hills that would have been dear to Agatha. Here are a couple of photos. (And if you haven’t picked up a copy of the book yet and would to, links are below the photos.

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Agatha may have tread this ground on the southwest of the Isle of Skye. Her beloved Cuillins are in the background.

Arran's peaks loom in the distance -- the view Hope might have had if she'd only opened her eyes in the car on the way to Agatha's

Arran’s peaks loom in the distance — the view Hope might have had if she’d only opened her eyes in the car on the way to Agatha’s

http://www.amazon.com/The-Thorn-Tree-Heather-Marshall/dp/1849823073

http://www.powells.com/biblio/9781849823074

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Thorn-Tree-Heather-Marshall/dp/1849823073

http://www.fishpond.co.nz/Books/Thorn-Tree-Heather-Marshall/9781849823074

http://www.angusrobertson.com.au/book/the-thorn-tree/45229070/