Books and other good things
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Ursula Buchan, granddaughter of John Buchan, great niece of O. Douglas (Anna Buchan) has most kindly left a comment on my post of the other day - do take a look. We had the pleasure of hearing Ursula speak at the Slightly Foxed Readers' Day a couple of year ago, and there's a summary of that excellent event here.
I've written before about the St. Andrews branch of Topping & Co., as pleasant a place to browse as I know. Mr. C. and I made a few purchases, of which the above were mine, but I'm keen to read his, too, especially the David Crystal and the Churchill book. We followed our book shopping with lunch at The Adamson and a walk round the cathedral, both of which are highly recommended.
"Fiction can show you a different world. It can take you somewhere you've never been. Once you've visited other worlds, like those who ate fairy fruit, you can never be entirely content with the world that you grew up in. Discontent is a good thing: discontented people can modify and improve their worlds, leave them better, leave them different. And while we're on the subject, I'd like to say a...