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Monday, November 19, 2018

The Saint talks to Michael Miller, author of The Dragon’s Blade:...

  Michael Miller graduated from the University in 2014 with a first class degree in History. Now, at the age of 23, he has published...

An interview with Bernard Cornwell

Most famous for his 24 novels about the Napoleonic War-era rifleman Richard Sharpe, Bernard Cornwell is perhaps the world’s best-known historical novelist today. Fantastically...

Jólabókaflóð: the curious case of Icelandic publishing

Iceland is unique in the world: it is incredibly small, has a language spoken nowhere else, but publishes and reads more books than anywhere. That is without mentioning the Jólabókaflóð, a phenomenon unparalleled in global publishing.

The Children Act: a resonant and honest vignette of a novel

In The Children Act, Ian McEwan explores the nature of two conflicting choices: emotion and duty. As a ubiquitous part of contemporary life he uses...

Liz Lochhead’s Fugitive Colours evokes grief, reminiscence

"As an American student half way through his degree, I know there are poems here I will revisit whenever I miss the rain and the mountains."

‘Posh-Bingo’: The Man-Bookers

The Sense of an Ending Julian Barnes Jonathan Cape £12.99 (Man Booker Prize, 2011) Nemesis Philip Roth Vintage £8.99 (Man Booker International Prize, 2011) We want people to buy and read these...

Inklight Poetry Slam: A review

Thursday night saw an Inklight -St Andrews’ creative writing society who host poetry readings in Aikman’s every so often host an event as part...

My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You: Review

Set amidst the desperation of the First World War, this is probably is one of the most captivating stories of war I have read since Faulks’ Birdsong.

A haven for bibliophiles

The Saint's essential guide to St Andrews' bookshops.

Toppings & Company finally opens its doors

An independent bookseller in St Andrews