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Steve Savage Publishers Ltd
NEWS AND COMMENT
2014
16 DEC 14 The Last Burrah Sahibs and Highland Days
We have published our first two ebooks, Max Scratchmann's The Last Burrah Sahibs and Tom Weir's Highland Days. More to follow.
6 DEC 14Blackwells
Edinburgh
The Last Burrah Sahibs
Max Scratchmann, author of The Last Burrah Sahibs, read at Blackwell's Giving Tree Read-A-Thon. The event aims to give books to children in difficult circumstances over Christmas.
29 NOV 14Portobello Poetry Circus
The Dalriada
77 Promenade
Portobello
The Last Burrah Sahibs

Max Scratchmann, author of The Last Burrah Sahibs, about his childhood in India and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), copresented "Twenty Poets", a night of performance poetry on Portobello's prom. "Two hours of pulsating performance from twenty passionate poets".
NOV 14The Bottle Imp A Scots-Polish Lexicon

Kasia Michalska's book A Scots-Polish Lexicon was picked by author and publisher James Robertson for inclusion as one of the Best Scottish Books of 2014 in The Bottle Imp (published by the Association for Scottish Literary Studies).

'This delightful volume is aimed at the large number of Poles who have made Scotland their home in recent years ... you don't have to be Polish to enjoy and learn from it. It is informative, accurate and entertaining. As it uses English as an intermediary/explanatory language, it is not only a bridge between Scots and Polish but a handbook to understanding Scotland past and present for anyone who can understand one or more of these three languages ... A great resource for teachers, bairns, visitors and residents regardless of origin'
27 OCT 14STV Weir's Way

The TV series On Weir's Way started tonight, with David Hayman following in the footsteps of Tom Weir, well-loved climber, TV personality and author of Weir's Way.
4 SEP 14Scottish Society for Psychichal Research The Weem Witch

Leonard Low gave a talk to the Scottish Society for Psychichal Research about his investigations into witchcraft in Scotland, as featured in his book The Weem Witch.
31 AUG 14Waterstones
Kirkcaldy
The Weem Witch and Largo's Untold Stories

Leonard Low, author of The Weem Witch and Largo's Untold Stories, was in conversation with fellow-author Gregor Stewart.
12, 19, 24 AUG 14The Banshee Labyrinth The Last Burrah Sahibs

Max Scratchmann, author of The Last Burrah Sahibs, put on his show covering 40 years of eccentric cinema - Moving Pictures.
AUG 14The Scots Magazine A Scots-Polish Lexicon
Kasia Michalska's book, A Scots-Polish Lexicon was described in the books pages of The Scots Magazine.
24 JUN 14Dziennik Polski A Scots-Polish Lexicon
Magdalena Grzymkowska reviewed Kasia Michalska's book, A Scots-Polish Lexicon in Dziennik Polski.

'W Szkocji mówi się o dwóch językach - urzędowym angielskim i starodawnym gaelickim. Tymczasem polska badaczka dotarła do źródeł trzeciego języka używanego na północy Wielkiej Brytanii - jest to język scots. Chcąc ułatwić swoim rodakom komunikację z mieszkańcami Szkocji, stworzyła polsko-angielski leksykon języka scots, który jest ciekawą i zaskakującą lekturą.'
MAY 14Presbyterian Herald The Magic of Words
The Presbyterian Herald reviewed James A. Simpson's latest book, The Magic of Words.

'A very entertaining little book. Many of the pieces are humorous, some are serious, but all are very cleverly written ... he displays his full flair and passion for the written word and readers will delight in sharing that with him'
MAY 14Haunted Digital Magazine The Weem Witch and Largo's Untold Stories
Leonard Low is writing about witches and witch hunts in Haunted digital magazine, and publicising his books The Weem Witch and Largo's Untold Stories.
22 APR 14Moja Szkocja A Scots-Polish Lexicon
There was a review of Kasia Michalska's new book A Scots-Polish Lexicon on the Moja Szkocja website. There are also discussions of the book on Moja Szkocja's Facebook site (also here).
14 APR 14Edinburgh Evening News A Scots-Polish Lexicon
The Edinburgh Evening News published a feature about Kasia Michalska's new book A Scots-Polish Lexicon.
APR 14Life and Work More Holy Wit
Lynne McNeil reviewed the recent new edition of James A. Simpson's book More Holy Wit in Life and Work.
19 MAR 14Wandering Educators The Last Burrah Sahibs
Dr Jessie Voigts reviewed Max Scratchmann's book about his childhood in India and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), The Last Burrah Sahibs on the Wandering Educators website. She also posted an interview with Max on YouTube - check it out here.
MAR 14The People's Book Prize The Last Burrah Sahibs
Max Scratchmann's book about his childhood in India and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), The Last Burrah Sahibs, is a finalist for The People's Book Prize.

book prize
22 JAN 14BBC Radio Scotland The Weem Witch
Leonard Low was interviewed on Radio Scotland's MacAulay and Co about witch hunts and hauntings, and spoke about his book The Weem Witch.
JAN 14The People's Book Prize The Last Burrah Sahibs
Max Scratchmann's book The Last Burrah Sahibs features among the nonfiction contenders for The People's Book Prize.