Alternative reading list: top 10 Scottish books
- Kirsty Logan
- 5 September 2013
A selection of alt.Scottish classics, featuring Iain Banks, Alasdair Gray, Muriel Spark and Jackie Kay
A Calvinist convinced of his salvation is led to acts of murder by his devilish doppelgänger.
One of Scotland’s best poetry collections by one of Scotland’s best writers.
A lone female scouts the Scottish highlands for muscled men – but why does she want to take them back to the farm?
Unconventional teacher Miss Brodie is both terrifying and alluring.
The classic study of religion and mythology – vital for understanding the universal themes in all other stories.
Kay’s search for her birth parents is funny, thoughtful and deeply moving.
A fierce chronicle of a young woman’s breakdown after her brother’s death.
The Big Bang, Marilyn Monroe, a shop burglary on Sauchiehall Street, and some of the most beautiful love poems you’ll ever read.
Gothic and bizarre happenings on a claustrophobic Scottish island.
This playful, imaginative classic explores love in the disintegrating cities of Unthank and Glasgow.