Mr James Allan: The Journey of a Lifetime

James Allan (1670 – 1740) was a relentless traveller and a trenchant commentator whose life and writings offer unique insights into a crucial era of Scottish history. Now published for the first time, James Allan’s memoirs describe the formative years in the life of a man of prickly sensitivity, frenetic energy and uncompromising self-belief. The…


Genre: Librario, Non-fiction, Scottish history
Subjects: Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh, historical research, kirk, Politics, preaching, Prebyterianism, Ross, Scottish literature, Sutherland

Wash My Bikini: Working In Zambia With Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

At the age of sixty, Anne Thomson applied to join the Voluntary Service Overseas as a mature volunteer, bringing her skills as a bank administrator and accountant. She was allocated a two year assignment in The Prison Fellowship Zambia office and travelled to Lusaka to begin work in their Ndola office. What follows is a…


Genre: Autobiography, Librario, Non-fiction, Travel
Subjects: Edinburgh, Lusaka, Ndola, travel, volunteering, VSO, Zambia