A good selection of Scottish material was received by the National Library of Scotland this week including Aberfeldy: the history of a Highland community by Ruary Mackenzie Dodds. In this illustrated volume, Ruary traces the history of Aberfeldy and the surrounding area from pre-history to the present day, covering subjects from politics to farming and other aspects of life in the district.
Also received this week was the first volume of Seven soldiers of victory by Scottish comic book writer Grant Morrison. Grant has been responsible for several highly successful graphic novels published by DC Comics, including The invisibles and JLA.
Another new addition was Muriel Spark: twenty-first-century perspectives edited by David Herman. This volume is an updated and expanded version of an earlier collection, containing three new essays on Muriel Spark and her contribution to literature. The Muriel Spark Archive, which contains an extensive collection of the author’s diaries, personal papers, photographs and correspondence, is held by the National Library of Scotland.
Also new in this week was The soldier’s return by Robert Tannahill, with an introductory essay by Jim Ferguson. Robert Tannahill (1774-1810), known as the “weaver poet”, was born in Paisley and was a contemporary of Robert Burns.