Caledonia Books, Glasgow

One of the second bookshops I visited in Glasgow was Caledonia Books, just round the corner from Voltaire and Rousseau. Unlike the chaos that ensued as soon as you entered Voltaire and Rousseau, Caledonia Books was very neat and orderly. However, it had a wonderfully quaint and cosy atmosphere to it. With bookshelves that varied …

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‘Patience’ by John Coates

'Edward had made his wishes quite clear on two or three subjects. The most important of these was sons. His wife was to go on having babies until she produced a son - or even two sons - for the number was a minor matter compared to the gender. When Star was born he had …

‘Cheerful Weather for the Wedding’ by Julia Strachey

'Dolly knew, as she looked round at the long wedding-veil stretching away forever, and at the women, too, so busy all around her, that something remarkable and upsetting in her life was steadily going forward' Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, Julia Strachey, pg. 52 After consecutively reading Atwood's Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, …