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Jack Deighton | 41 comments To the Lighthouse
This didn't strike me as in any way Scottish so I'm not going to count it as part of my total for the challenge.
See my review at https://jackdeighton.co.uk/2017/03/08...


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Jack Deighton | 41 comments Standing Female Nude
The author was born in Glasgow so counts for the challenge. Her family moved to Stafford in England in 1961.
My review is at https://jackdeighton.co.uk/2017/04/08...


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Jack Deighton | 41 comments Collected Poems by Carol Ann Duffy
My review is at https://jackdeighton.co.uk/2017/07/12...


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Ellen Forkin (ellen_forkin) | 94 comments Mod
Jack wrote: "Scapa
See my review at https://jackdeighton.co.uk/2017/09/23..."


The book info says 'Bleak Orkney' - how rude! ;) Good review, I had no idea how important these little islands were in the war/s until I moved here. A constant reminder as you drive around are the many scuppered/sunken ships that jut out of the sea, as you've probably seen in the book, but I still know very little, really. What I do know is that when we moved here, we were advised to tie our 'hen hoose' down, as one stormy year dozens were famously blown away to sea! We've lost enough stuff to believe it!


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Jack Deighton | 41 comments Ellen,

We went to Orkney in summer just past and loved it. I can imagine having to tie things down in winter, there was one night it howled outside. Orkney looks bleak till you get used to it then has its own kind of beauty. Scapa was extremely important to the naval war effort in both World Wars.


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John R Jack & Ellen

We were also in Orkney this summer (during the St Magnus festival). I wish we'd all known - we could have had a group meeting in Orkney!


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Jack Deighton | 41 comments The Revolution of Saint Jone
I did not expect this Women's Press SF book from the 1980s to have any connection to Scotland but it did; being nominally set there - and it does have characters who speak in Scottish dialect.
My review is at https://jackdeighton.co.uk/2017/09/30...


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Lorna (rogue_librarian) | 30 comments Jack wrote: "The Stornoway Way
See my review at https://jackdeighton.co.uk/2017/04/03..."
I am always on the lookout for books about or set in Lewis. Thanks for bringing this one to my attention!


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Lorna (rogue_librarian) | 30 comments Jack wrote: "The Sea Road
My review is at https://jackdeighton.co.uk/2017/04/17..."

This sounds excellent! Adding to my TBR list.


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Jack Deighton | 41 comments Lorna wrote: "Jack wrote: "The Sea Road
My review is at https://jackdeighton.co.uk/2017/04/17..."
This sounds excellent! Adding to my TBR list."


Lorna, I don't think you'll regret reading it.


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Jack Deighton | 41 comments Lorna wrote: "Jack wrote: "The Stornoway Way
See my review at https://jackdeighton.co.uk/2017/04/03..." I am always on the lookout for books about or set in Lewis. ..."


It's good stuff.


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