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Days Like This

A Portrait of Scotland Through the Extraordinary Stories of Its People

Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Feb 2009
Dimensions: w 129mm h 198mm d 16mm
Weight: 217g
ISBN-10: 1906307970
ISBN-13: 9781906307974
Barcode No: 9781906307974
Days Like This is an anthology of selected true stories showcasing the ordinary genius of Scotland's people. The book also features stories by celebrity curators Irvine Welsh, Roddy Woomble, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Siobhan Redmond, Jamie Andrew, and Evelyn Glennie.The stories are the result of a project run by Scottish Book Trust in partnership with BBC Radio Scotland, which gave people across Scotland the chance to write about a special day in their life. The project gathered hundreds of extraordinary tales, from born-and-bred Scots to newly-arrived immigrants with the best ones broadcast on BBC radio Scotland.

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'The great thing about Days Like This is that it simplifies and demystifies what writing is actually about. When people start from the known or the personal, it gives them the confidence to build up and then explore new issues and forms of storytelling'. IRVINE WELSH'Days Like This offers everyone in Scotland the chance to contribute, to tell their story, and create a literary time capsule, detailing the experiences, the trials and tribulations, the yarns and histories, the fortunes and mishaps of the people living in Scotland in 2008.' RODDY WOOMBLE'I'm a lifelong fiend for stories and storytellers, the unlikelier the better. They're a huge part of my working life; they're where I turn in my own time too. This project is an invitation to the all-night-all-you-can-eat-big-fat-feast-go-on-beast-yourself-in-the-sweetie-shop of new true stories. Yes, please'. SIOBHAN REDMOND