To listen to Jane Harris reading extracts from her book, click on the links below:
Reading 1 – Harriet Baxter deals with a medical emergency on the streets of Victorian Glasgow
Reading 2 – Harriet is having her portrait painted when a shocking discovery is made
Reading 3 – Elsbeth Gillespie, mother of the eponymous painter, explains her strategy for advancing her son’s career
And to listen to an interview with Jane, click here.
Rodge Glass – Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography
In this week’s podcast, Rodge Glass tells me how, after his first disastrous meeting with Alasdair Gray in a bar in Glasgow, he later went on to be the writer’s student, amanuensis and eventually biographer.
Rodge recalls how Gray (a self-described “fat, spectacled, balding, increasingly old Glasgow pedestrian”, who is also the author of Lanark, widely regarded as the finest Scottish novel of the past century, as well as a host of other books and creator of many art projects), reacted when the biography was first mooted:
“Be my Boswell!” he shouted, dancing a jig around the room and raising a finger to the heavens. “Tell the world of my genius!” Read More
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