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Kate Tough

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Kate Tough worked for the Scottish Parliament for six years before returning to her home city, gaining a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. She writes poetry and fiction rooted in realism, humour and sometimes difficult truths.

She creates astute observational detail in fiction, and explores painful moments, that readers could recognise as themselves or their friends.

Her novel, Keep Walking, Rhona Beech, is the revised 2nd edition of Head for the Edge, Keep Walking. Her short fiction and poetry appear in journals such as, The Brooklyn Review, The Texas Review and The Found Poetry Review. Kate’s poetry pamphlet, tilt-shift, was Runner Up in the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award, 2017.

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Average rating: 3.76 · 163 ratings · 41 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
Head for the Edge, Keep Wal...

3.52 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Keep Walking, Rhona Beech

3.78 avg rating — 36 ratings2 editions
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Kissing Lying Down

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tilt-shift

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2016
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26 Treasures

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2012
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Crime After Crime

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Keep Walking Rhona Beech: t...

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The Flight of the Turtle

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100 Stories for Haiti

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Let's Pretend

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So perceptive about:
- the times we launch ourselves into dramatic change and the struggles just continue (but they feel more justifiable than the struggle of not making the change, maybe).
- the death of a parent in our middle age
- the roles/environm
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“The ramifications of the choice I made in July pitch up and bed-in for the night: I let him go at an age when no-one else will want me. I was reckless with my best years. I have nothing to show for them.”
Kate Tough, Head for the Edge, Keep Walking

“Takes a special kind to go
another kind to stay here

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Nowhere do such patriots so embrace
the leaving of the place”
Kate Tough, 26 Treasures

“I stroke a finger over my own top button, undo it, then let my hand drop with an exaggerated sigh. "It's not quite the same," I declare, "ripping my own clothes off.”
Kate Tough, Head for the Edge, Keep Walking

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“The ramifications of the choice I made in July pitch up and bed-in for the night: I let him go at an age when no-one else will want me. I was reckless with my best years. I have nothing to show for them.”
Kate Tough, Head for the Edge, Keep Walking

“I stroke a finger over my own top button, undo it, then let my hand drop with an exaggerated sigh. "It's not quite the same," I declare, "ripping my own clothes off.”
Kate Tough, Head for the Edge, Keep Walking

“Takes a special kind to go
another kind to stay here

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Nowhere do such patriots so embrace
the leaving of the place”
Kate Tough, 26 Treasures

“The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along.”
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