Saint Patrick’s Day (17 March) was a good one for me — and I didn’t even dye my hair green.
It was nice to see an 11,000 word, peer reviewed article I wrote in 2015 published in Dutch Crossing by the publishing house of Taylor and Francis, a division of Routledge. Dutch Crossing is the house journal of the Department of Dutch at University College in London; and also, since 1997, the journal of the Association for Low Countries Studies.
You can read an abstract of the article here:
But to read all of it you will need to pay through the nose, unless you happen to attend a university with a subscription.
Or else you can just write to me, and I’ll send you one of my 50 free e.prints. Fair warning: unless you are addicted to 18th century history, and fond of neoclassical architecture and design to boot, this article may not be for you (that disclaimer should keep the clamour for free copies down to a minimum).
I wrote the article in 2015, either in Dunblane, while gazing out over the Allan Water from our flat in a converted mill:
Dunblane and the Allan Water
Or else in the reading room at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh.
The National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
So this article will always bring back fond memories of pleasant, interesting work, and beautiful and ambient places.
Next week I’ll be opening an exhibition of signed, limited edition fine art prints by Alasdair Gray in Edinburgh — details to be announced VERY soon.
A doodle by Alasdair Gray. He can’t remember where and when he created it, but he does know that it’s his from the style.