Tag Archives: Gordon Strong

A Couple of Recent Reviews…

  Here are a couple of recent reviews of Skylight books…   Review by David James: Stewart Farrar – Writer on a Broomstick  A biography by Elizabeth Guerra and Janet Farrar “Whilst he might not have had the cache of … Continue reading

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Windleroot by Gordon Strong

“Windleroot was permanently a wasps’ nest of rumour and scandal. Gobbets of gossip continually dripped from the awnings of the establishments in Lowe Street. An innocent remark made at the top end became a slanderous accusation by the time it arrived at the … Continue reading

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Smatterings & Offerings

We are always interested in what our authors are doing, whether with Skylight or with other great presses.  Here is a smattering of recent new release offerings from various places… IAIN SINCLAIR: Ghost Milk: Recent Adventures Among the Future Ruins … Continue reading

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What Skylight Authors are Reading

It’s always fascinating to see what writers read, where they find sustenance and inspiration for their own work. A few Skylight authors have graciously agreed to let us in on what they are currently reading, whether for guilty pleasure or … Continue reading

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Guest Blog by Gordon Strong: James Joyce – Myth as Narrative

  …a brave man would invent something that never happened! Joyce   In both Ulysses, Portrait of the Artist and the prototype of the latter – Stephen Hero – Joyce is concerned with the presenting of ‘truth’.  Not only is … Continue reading

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Treasures for your Solstice….

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Guest Blog by Gordon Strong: British involvement in the American Civil War

Many, including a great proportion of Americans, are ignorant of the motives behind the Civil War. The extent of British involvement in the conflict is also generally unknown. Received opinion assigns the emancipation of the slaves as a reason for … Continue reading

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