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Home Ground Home Ground

Home Ground

New writing inspired by the 2017 Homeless World Cup in Glasgow.

Home Ground is a powerful and enduring collection of new writing from established authors, learners, students and tutors who have worked together in Glasgow. The stories and poems in this book are peppered with the landmarks, spaces and places that are emblems of our city. Most of all, they are about people; their hopes and fears, and their trials and triumphs.

Available in book and ebook formats.

Find Home Ground in our Catalogue.

Scotland's favourite book Scotland's favourite book

Sunset song

Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon has been voted Scotland's favourite book in a poll for the BBC's Love To Read campaign.

The top 10 novels in the survey included contemporary and classic works by authors born or based in Scotland.

The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks was placed second, followed by Lanark by Alasdair Gray and The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling was also commended.

The results of the public vote, conducted by BBC Scotland in partnership with The Scottish Book Trust and The Scottish Library and Information Council, were announced in a special programme presented by Kirsty Wark.

Over the summer, online voters chose from a list of 30 novels which were selected by a literary panel curated by the Scottish Book Trust.

Find Sunset Song in our Catalogue here

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Join us in conversation at our new GoodReads page discussing all things book related. We'll be reviewing & rating books, discussing our latest library reads and creating polls to find out what you think of  our library offer.


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The Literature Centre The Literature Centre

The Literature Centre, located on Level 3 of the Mitchell Library, houses Glasgow Libraries’ largest classic, cult and contemporary literary fiction section, which is available to borrow.

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Author: Wyndham, John, 1903-1969
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