Kenneth Grahame (8 March, 1859 – 6 July, 1932) was a Scottish writer mostly known for his children’s classic The Wind in the Willows.
Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) was a Scottish poet and lyricist, considered to be the national poet of Scotland, he wrote his first poem at 15.
This is a dark, violent, grimy and foggy tale, a noir tale of madness which only gets more and more paranoid as the story evolves.
“The preachers who were the poor boy’s murderers crowded round him at the gallows, and… insulted heaven with prayers more blasphemous than anything he had uttered.”
– Sir Thomas James Babington Macaulay, Baron of Rothley
Trained as a physician, he opened a practice but closed it because he never received any patients.
Sir Walter Scott – a poet, historian, and biographer born in Scotland, often considered both the inventor and the best practitioner of the historical novel
The Lost Art of Gratitude by Alexander McCall Smith was my first Isabel Dalhousie novel (but the sixth in the series), a philosopher who pontificates about the mundane and lives in her own private hell where every word, gesture and movement has to be thought about, absorbed and dissected.
After his grandfather died Mr. Davidson discovered that his grandfather had many skeletons in his closet, not the least are a membership in the Nazi party & SS