Finally, to Dundee where I teach, for a marvellously engaged story of one our great philanthropists. Mary Lily Walker: Forgotten Visionary of Dundee is by Eddie Small (Dundee University Press, £8.99), my colleague in writing studies at the university there. His book shows us how imagination and thoughtfulness can bring about change even when circumstances seem insurmountable. A great lesson for a UK society flattened by the excesses of capitalism and inspiring indeed.
You can read the full article and selections HERE.
Author of the biography, Eddie Small said:
"It would have been easy for her to say some something nice about the author, seeing as we work together. But she's chosen to say nice things about the book and more importantly about Mary Lily Walker, and that's the key thing."
On hearing the news, research team member Suzanne Zeedyk said:
"I am over the moon. Kirsty has shared my own view about the value of Mary Lily's story. It isn't a story about yesterday. It is a story about today — about what she still has to teach us about life, about creative solutions to massive social problems, about friendship and love. I LOVE her story!"
If you are still looking for great Christmas gifts, its not too late to get a copy of the biography from us. Drop us an e-mail and we can post one out to arrive with you before the 25th!