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Anna MacLeod is joined by guests who discuss their favourite books and why they have made an impact on their lives.
In this episode, Angela MacEachen discusses how a book about a charity has impacted on her life. She also discusses the book that she first read whilst a student in secondary school. Bill Innes talks about his lasting love of books since childhood, in particular historical books and his passion for researching this topic.
In this episode, Christina McGonigle speaks fondly of her father's storytelling and of a book that illustrates the loving relationship between a young girl and her grandmother. Rob Dunbar gives an account of his travels after leaving Canada and learning Gaelic. He also reads from a book by Hugh Brody, a Canadian who had a deep interest in the country's indigenous population.
In this episode, Victoria Kilgour, a Gaelic learner, explains how the language has steered her life and reads an excerpt of the book The Beach. Evelyn Coull, who appeared in the soap Machair, discusses a book of poetry by Murdo MacFarlane and reads from The Sea Room.
In this episode, Ishbel Murray, a teacher and artist, tells of her travels and discusses The Book of Books by Melvyn Bragg, which was written after a personal tragedy. Alasdair Crow, who is a Gaelic-learner, tells us why he is now learning to speak Icelandic and reads from the book Ùpraid, which was translated from Gaelige to Gaelic.
In this episode, Fay MacDiarmid, who has ties with Tiree but lives on the Isle of Skye, has chosen A Scots Quair by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, which is set in the rich farmlands of the north east of Scotland. Donald Cameron, who recently retired and moved back to North Uist, tells of his time as a chef in London. He reads from the book Samhraidhean Dìomhair by Catriona Lexy Campbell. This book was made into a drama which aired on Radio nan Gàidheal.
In this episode, Maureen MacLeod, originally from Ness on the Isle of Lewis, tells of her travels around the world and reads from the humorous book Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson. Tim Armstrong, who was raised in Seattle, Washington, learnt Gaelic and is also a writer. He works full-time at the Gaelic College on the Isle of Skye. One of his chosen books is An t-Aonaran by Iain Crichton Smith.
In this episode, Mairi Kidd, originally from the Isle of Lewis but now living in London, tells of her work as a publisher. She also reads a passage out of the book Possession by AS Byatt, which is full of intrigue and wit. Hailing from Yorkshire, Gaelic learner Marcus Turner works at Inverness Primary Gaelic School. One of the books he has chosen is The Gay Decameron by Christopher Whyte, which is set in Edinburgh.
In this episode, John Neil MacDonald, originally from South Uist but who now lives in Edinburgh, talks about his work for a Scottish charity. He also shows photographs from a book called Tìr a Mhurain by photographer Paul Strand. Hailing from Barra, Michael Buchanan, a news reporter, now lives in London. One of his book choices is Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, which is set in Afghanistan and is a story about friendship and redemption.
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