The following is taken from Alexander’s collection of poetry, ‘In a Time of Distance’, to be published in 2021. In it, he has a sequence – A Scottish Four Seasons. Here is Autumn as we say in Scotland, or Fall: Autumn or Fall Look, the migrating birds Are leaving us, small souls That brave three […]
No Double Bed is an exclusive extract from the forthcoming book, ‘How to Raise an Elephant’, the twenty-first volume in The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. How to Raise an Elephant will be published in November 2020.
The first adventure of Pope Ron Pope Ron, the first Australian pope, came from a small town south of Perth. His father, Bill Stokes, was an agricultural machinery salesman; his mother, Sandra, gave music lessons at the local high school. Ron, who had been an enthusiastic altar-boy, had nursed an ambition to be a priest, […]
This extract is the first chapter from ‘The Geometry of Holding Hands‘, the thirteenth novel in the Isabel Dalhousie/Sunday Philosophy Club series. The book is published in the UK later this month. US/Canadian publication follows in July.
This could be a Christmas story. Stories told at this time of year, in the middle of winter, are meant to be a little bit scary. And sometimes the story happens to be true, as this one is. This story first appeared in the Daily Mail.