Bloody Scotland by Quentin Bates

I made it back from Scotland in one piece. Only two days after the hard-fought referendum that ended with Scots voting by a surprisingly large margin to stay British...

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Past and Future by Barbara Nadel

Intellectually I know that I probably have a lot more past than future now. Middle age makes you think like that. But packing up your life in preparation for...

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New book sitrep by Quentin Bates

I’m sick of the sight of the book I’m working on at the moment. There, I’ve said it. I feel like I’ve admitted to hating my own child. But...

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Independence or bust by Quentin Bates

A couple of years ago I was in Glasgow, a city I used to enjoy a visit to every year for a trade fair. One year a new colleague...

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