Bank Holidays in the UK usually mean one thing: rain. But this May Day dawned bright and sunny, with temperatures high enough to make me put on my first summer outfit of the year. Flaunting bare feet in sandals, toenails newly painted, I wandered along to London’s South Bank.Read More
Our literary tour of Scotland begins in Edinburgh: the entrance point for many a visitor to Scotland. The gothic charm of the Old Town inspired writers across generations, from Victorian gothic novelists who took inspiration from Greyfriars Kirkyard, to J.K. Rowling. The whole city is also the setting for many books by one of my favourite writers, Alexander McCall Smith. Of course, the Scots are more fiercely proud of their own, homegrown writers, including Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and J.M. Barrie.