Book Review – Scotland’s Stories of Home by Alan Warner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A good collection of wee stories and poems from the Scottish Book Trust. Most of the content only uses a couple of pages in print, so there is a lot of content crammed in from a variety of sources. Some of it is from established writers but most seems to be from ordinary people sharing their memories of what home means to them, whether now or when they were growing up in Scotland. There’s a high level of social history from the mid to late 20th century baked in here. Primary sources rather than analysis bit worth reading nevertheless.
It’s well put together and an easy read, although there are a few thought provoking bits. For example, how many people really died during the Clydebank Blitz? It’s not all that serious though and several of the stories also made me laugh, especially the Scottish Sex Education Talk.
Well worth a read if you can find a copy.