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Last week it was announced that the annual per capita death-rate in Scotland related to illicit drugs went through the 1,000 mark, giving Scotland the unenviable top position in not just the UK, not just the EU, but almost everywhere in what is called “the...

A midsummer dreamy time

After a busy May and June, what with the Leith Festival and a couple of book events, I have only a few tours in July before the August Fringe programme: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on#fq=venue_name%3A%22Custom%20House%22&q=*%3A* The two June events could...

Scotland’s tragedy

Well, there’s another SNP conference away, at the weekend there, another wasted opportunity for our “national” party to do a bit of thinking in public about what’s best for Scotland. Instead, we had this narrative that is so disingenuous that it’s dangerous. It’s the...

Coming along nicely

Book sales are coming along nicely, thanks to all who have bought one. See some rave reviews on Amazon (five stars, every one!) and on my book page. If you email me I can arrange to send a signed copy for that special someone – who may just be yourself....

The shortest month – and the hottest on record

It’s been good to do a couple of tours for people who are really into Trainspotting. I have a DIY tour I can send if you would like. Some folk ask for a tour which I can’t manage, but with help you can get into it a little bit on your own. The book is the...

The perfect Christmas present

Wishing all my readers out there a very merry Christmas. ‘Merry’ is the right word – it doesn’t mean getting smashed on alcohol or other pyscho-active substances. It means putting the cares of the world aside, if only for a day or two. And if...
pHew

pHew

That was a month! Exactly a month on from the launch of CHOOSE LIFE. CHOOSE LEITH, I have taken around one hundred people on the tour  – here’s a link to a comment on the tour (I’m not sure why they call me ‘Mr Cook’) and shifted around fifty books. Here it is...
CHOOSE LIFE. CHOOSE LEITH

CHOOSE LIFE. CHOOSE LEITH

I’m spending my last weekend as an unpublished author. The final proof is away to the printer, the launch party is on Thursday – come if you can – and August will be busy with three Trainspotting tours a week. If you’ve been on a tour you’ll recognise the front cover....