Dougie’s war, a graphic novel about a Scottish soldier’s struggle to return to civilian life after his experiences in Afghanistan was amongst the items received by the National Library of Scotland this week. Dougie’s war, published by Freight was written by Rodge Glass and features artwork by Dave Turbitt. You can find out more about the book, the author and the artist at the Dougie’s war website.
The illustrated editions of Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley novels are the subject of Picturing Scott through the Waverley novels : Walter Scott and the origins of the Victorian illustrated novel by Richard J. Hill and published by Ashgate. This volume looks at Scott’s involvement in the process of selecting illustrations to accompany the Waverley novels and considers his dealings with 19th century Scottish artists such as William Allan and Alexander Nasmyth, as well as the broader development of the illustrated novel. The analysis is supplemented by a catalogue of all the illustrations that Scott authorised for publication in his work.
Whiter than white by Perthshire based author Linda Cracknell is a short story set on the Isle of Rum in 1913 and published in pocket book format by the author’s own imprint, Best Foot Books. In addition to short stories, Linda also writes radio drama and non-fiction.
Strongholds of the Picts : the fortifications of Dark Age Scotland by Angus Konstam and published by Osprey examines the origins and developments of Pictish forts and the importance of these sites beyond their immediate defensive role. You can find more references to items about Picts on Scottish Bibliographies Online.