Month: November 2015

Happy St Andrew’s Day 2015

St Andrew’s Ball’s have been celebrated around the world since the nineteenth century, with a few earlier examples pointing to the ball’s roots. I have written about these balls in detail – in fact, an image of a St Andrew’s Ball is on the cover of my last book. It was, therefore, a particular pleasure Read More

It’s a winner! Saltire Society Research Book of the Year

I am absolutely delighted that Clubbing Together has been selected as the winner of this year’s Saltire Society Research Book of the Year Award—my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Saltire Society and also my publisher, Liverpool University Press. Clubbing Together is my first book after the one stemming from my PhD, and, as such, Read More

Saltire Literary Award showcase, Dundee

I was thrilled to hear a little while ago that my latest book, Clubbing Together, has been shortlisted for a 2015 Saltire Literary Award in the ‘Research Book of the Year’ category. This year there are a number of shortlist showcases throughout Scotland – a collaboration between the Saltire Sociaty and Waterstones – and I was Read More