Kendra Olson

Articles by Kendra Olson:

The Health of Strangers – Lesley Kelly

If her country needed her to fight the Virus, she wasn’t going to say no. Especially if it was going to look good on her CV as well.

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The Making of Mickey Bell – Kellan MacInnes

Mickey stubs out his roll-up and lies on his back watching the clouds drift across the sky over Slioch. On the iPod the faint rough voice of Rufus Wainwright singing Across the Universe. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trailblazing Edinburgh

How Edinburgh Set the World Ablaze

On a recent trip to Edinburgh, I made a visit to the Edinburgh Museum of Fire, which is housed in the former headquarters station located in Lauriston Place and dates back to 1900.

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Baby – Marie Campbell

You don’t have to talk to me about ridiculous. It’s funny what grief does to you…

Baby’ is a psychological thriller from Edinburgh-based debut author, Marie Campbell.

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A Fine House In Trinity

I sit on the bench for a minute and stare up at the statue of Queen Victoria. In this light she bears more than a fleeting resemblance to Isa Stoddart. Neither of them were ever amused.

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This changes things – Claire Askew

Claire Askew’s stunning debut poetry collection is written in two parts with the poem ‘Dukkha’ preceding.

Recently I was lucky enough to be able to chat to Claire about her poetry. She told me that the first section is, ‘confessional and autobiographical’, whereas the second section is ‘about a more general sense of travel, movement, and finding a place or space to be.’

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