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  1. 5 out of 5

    Eric

    As I am Edinburgh-born, I suppose I could be prejudiced, but I rather enjoyed this quair of Scottish-inspired tales. In all there are seventeen, either written by Scots or set in Scotland. Four are pre-WW1, seven from the 1920s and '30s and the remainder cover 1955-74. Scots are, allegedly, prone to be laconic and none of these outstays its welcome. Indeed the obligatory Conan Doyle is little more than a jeu d' esprit, contrasting sharply with the wonderfully dark and rich "Markheim" of R L Steve As I am Edinburgh-born, I suppose I could be prejudiced, but I rather enjoyed this quair of Scottish-inspired tales. In all there are seventeen, either written by Scots or set in Scotland. Four are pre-WW1, seven from the 1920s and '30s and the remainder cover 1955-74. Scots are, allegedly, prone to be laconic and none of these outstays its welcome. Indeed the obligatory Conan Doyle is little more than a jeu d' esprit, contrasting sharply with the wonderfully dark and rich "Markheim" of R L Stevenson. There is a good balance of familiar and unfamiliar authors, 10 to 7 in my case, and there are numerous finds and rarities, including a rather good Josephine Tey. I had only read five of the stories before. The style is mostly restrained, (even Michael Innes is well under control), and understated, but this does not engender sameness as each is quirkily individual. Overall this was, for me, among the better of the recent anthologies, an indication that carefully chosen themes lead to strong offerings. Martin Edwards provides good background and comment in the Introduction and biographical notes, despite two errors. Horace Walpole, not Hugh, was the Gothic novelist, and John Ferguson's play opened at the Royalty, and not the Royal, Theatre. Very recommendable.

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    Jaee

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    Small_Hobbit

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    Erin Britton

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    Rotem Gazit

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