August is the month if you love Scottish literature. With Edinburgh named the first ever UNESCO City of Literature in 2004 (Iowa City becoming the third in 2008 and England’s Norwich only gaining similar status in 2012), each eighth month of the year sees Scotland’s capital hosting the world’s largest International Book Festival.
So, it seems timely that the BBC, as part of their Love to Read campaign, are asking the public to vote online for their favorite book of all time by a Scottish author this month. From a long list of 30 novels, selected by an expert panel in conjunction with the Scottish Book Trust, the criteria is simply that the books be by authors born or based in Scotland. The results will be announced in October, when a special BBC Scotland program will be aired […]
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