Our roving reporter Alex Gordon tells us that despite the best efforts of Ophelia, the good news is the Iron Horse pub is still standing. The even better news is his book launch for ‘Who Stole Sitting Bull?‘ will still be able to go ahead on Thursday, November 16. It kicks off at 7pm. Heavens above! Would be great to have a catch-up with many friends. And, yes, there is a bar.
An honest and brave account of National Service in the 1950s. Brian Robertson spares no detail in his story, from simple farmer’s son to a Gordon Highlander.
A Gordon For Me is an entertaining and compelling story of one man’s experiences of the Armed Forces, and the true nature of international conflict.
What starts off as an exploration of the ecclectic nature of the army, takes an unexpected twist down the obediance, ruthlessness, and brutality of training and war.
This book is not a celebration of war.
For more information and to order go to: A Gordon for Me
Two Closes and a Referendum is an engaging tale of ordinary people in an extraordinary time. This novel brilliantly captures the growing excitement and fervour of the 2014 Independence Referendum that changed Scotland for ever, as ordinary citizens explored their identity and wrestled with the hopes and fears that surrounded the choice they were asked to make.
The novel has already earned serious praise from eminent Scots critics like Billy Kay, Linda Fabiani and Elspeth King.
A signed First Edition of this book can be ordered now from this website. It costs £9.99 +p&p and can be paid for by credit card card or paypal
For more information and to buy the book go to: Two Closes and a Referendum by Mary McCabe
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Gerry Graham, author of the controversial new Ringwood novel Checking Out of the Hotel Euthanasia, signs copies of his book at the Edinburgh International Book Festival assisted by Assistant Managing Director Harley Griffiths. Ringwood has six other titles on display at the Festival.
Checking Out Of The Hotel Euthansia is being officially launched on Tuesday 22nd August at 7pm in the Iron Horse (upstairs Lounge) West Nile St, Glasgow. Admission free. All welcome. Come and hear for yourself as Gerry describes the background to and significance of his book
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Ringwood is proud to present its new upcoming novel Checking Out Of The Hotel Euthanasia by Gerard Graham.
Set in a near, quixotic future, the novel takes the reader through life’s ups, downs and (literal) blasts. It inspects the controversial matter of assisted dying from all sides and illuminates its sombreness.
Newly-converted Rab Lennon takes his Scottish underlings of the Catholic United Network for the Transgression of Sins on a journey from deep-fried Glasgow to alien Villadedino – the only country worldwide where euthanasia is legal. There, we encounter a variety of characters and a voyage of discovery of the human’s versatility and volatility begins.
Checking Out Of The Hotel Euthanasia is deeply satirical and not for the faint-hearted. But see for yourself and order now!
Only recently has the Scottish government decided to increase the fund for IVF treatment for eligible couples from two to three full cicles. While in vitro fertilisation remains a controversial issue for some, this move is a step in the right direction for others.
All moral and ethical convictions aside, however, the desire to start a family turns out to be a greater fight for some than many of us can imagine. There are ways and means to have children when couples are having difficulties conceiving; these include adoption or IVF. If potential options are found, oftentimes these possibilities demand persistance and patience – and sometimes much more of both than many consider possible.
I have no better example for the sheer force of will and determination than shown in the inspirational case of Carol Fox and her double-digit tries to become pregnant with her much beloved only daughter. Where quite a few would have opted for another approach or even given up, the committed feminist followed through with her wish and eventually had a baby. In Memoirs Of A Feminist Mother she writes about the matter that attracted media coverage at that time and is still relevant to this day.