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About meHave taken off 6 months of work to travel a bit. Was in SE Asia, am currently in Australia, the will head to NZ and Fiji. Will return to work April 1st.

About my libraryAm currently reading a lot of books related to the places I've been or will go to. Send a message if you have a recommendation!

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Currently readingNachtzung Nach Lissabon by Pascal Mercier
Nellie Bly's Book Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly
Little Fingers by Filip Florian
The Apothecary Rose: An Owen Archer Mystery (St. Martin's Dead Letter Mysteries) by Candace Robb
Last to Die (with bonus short story John Doe): A Rizzoli & Isles Novel by Tess Gerritsen
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Thanks very much for the recommendation. Usually I only have 1 or 2 'new' countries ready to read at any one time, but at the moment I have about 10, so myanmar will have to wait, but I will be looking for The Land of Green Ghosts in the meantime.
Thanks again.
Thanks very much for the recommendation. Usually I only have 1 or 2 'new' countries ready to read at any one time, but at the moment I have about 10, so myanmar will have to wait, but I will be looking for
Hi nans, I just thought I'd leave you a message. Are you also a bookswapper(i.e. You keep coming to the top of my list of who has books of mine. What great taste... So - hi there! If you ever have any books you are looking for, drop me a line. I am far from finished here, and have lots I haven't listed on bookswapper.
take care, Artemisia, aka dempsterstreet.
Some contemporary Scottish female writers are Laura Hird (she has an excellent website), Agnes Owens, A L Kennedy, Louise Welch and Ali Smith. They are not the happy brigade, so don't expect a bundle of laughs. Kennedy is probably the pick of the punch.

An older, now deceased, writer who can be very good is Naomi Mitchison. She published a wide range of books, from novels set in Orkney pre-history to WWII diaries, and beyond. Not always easy to get hold of her work though.

There is also Nan Shepard, who wrote The Grampian Quartet, contemporary with A Scots Quair, and set in more or less the same area.
I just saw your message on reading globally. If you are away to Aberdeen, a guide to surviving the cold could be useful :-D. Further to authors mentioned in the other thread - Stuart MacBride is a crime writer who sets his books in Aberdeen and the surrounding environs. 'A Scots Quair', judged the best Scottish book of the 20th century, is also set in the North East, although it is written partially in Scots, which could make it harder to get into. The first book of the trilogy, "Sunset Song", can easily be read on it's own.
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