|NEWS AND COMMENT|
DEC 16||Presbyterian Herald ||Uncommon Sense|
There was a review of James A. Simpson's latest book, Uncommon Sense, in the Presbyterian Herald.
'A delightful little book of thoughtful musings, jokes and anecdotes that are often just as challenging as they are humorous ... This Christmas Uncommon Sense would make the perfect little stocking-filler, bringing joyful mirth to recipients.'
DEC 16||Life and Work ||Uncommon Sense|
Lynne McNeil wrote a feature in Life and Work about the successful launch of James A. Simpson's latest book, Uncommon Sense.
1 NOV 16||The Press and Journal ||Uncommon Sense|
Ron Ferguson wrote an article in the Aberdeen Press and Journal about James A. Simpson's new book Uncommon Sense.
'A book of wisdom and sense, both common and uncommon. Dr Simpson, who has passed his fourscore years, is a man with a pastoral heart, one who has been a friend to many ... it is well worth reading, and at £5.95 it will solve quite a few Christmas gift problems'
NOV 16||Life and Work ||Uncommon Sense|
Lynne McNeil reviewed James A. Simpson's latest book, Uncommon Sense, in Life and Work.
'For anyone looking for a cheering read, or for a feelgood festive gift that will also benefit charity, look no further ... Readers will delight in this collection of reflections and stories, written with humour, but equally charged with deep meaning and, as always, delivered with Dr Simpson's customary encouragement.'
16 OCT 16||Bankfoot Church Centre ||Uncommon Sense|
James A. Simpson launched his new book, Uncommon Sense, at Bankfoot Church in the company of the Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr, Moderator of the Church of Scotland and former Moderator the Very Rev John Chalmers.
15 OCT 16||The Press and Journal ||Uncommon Sense|
The Aberdeen Press and Journal ran a feature on James A. Simpson's new book Uncommon Sense.
'In Uncommon Sense, Dr Simpson draws on his vast store of literary, cultural and humorous stories to help distinguish what matters most in life from what does not matter that much - the essential from the incidental.
'It is a blend of seriousness and humour and is crammed with anecdotes about well known individuals such as Robert Burns, Martin Luther King, Emerson, Shakespeare, Lee Trevino and Arctic explorer Ejnar Mikkelson.'
13 OCT 16||Daily Record ||Uncommon Sense|
The Daily Record ran a feature on James A. Simpson's new book Uncommon Sense.
'Bears the Simpson trademark of blending seriousness and humour, sense and nonsense.'
2 FEB 16||The National Library of Scotland |
|The Last Burrah Sahibs|
Max Scratchmann, author of The Last Burrah Sahibs, and Alec Beattie gave a one-off performance of their fringe hit Edinburgh in the Shadows Want to know the Edinburgh the tourist brochures won't tell you about? This spoken word show revealed the city's sinister side, with tales of murder and mayhem revealing the truth behind Edinburgh's celebrated sites and characters...
FEB 16||The Scots Magazine ||St Andrews' Untold Stories|
Leonard Low's latest book, St Andrews' Untold Stories, was reviewed briefly by The Scots Magazine.