Tag Archives: Cooper Hay

Bound For Her Birthday

I’ve written about the bookseller Robert Bowes (1835-1919) before (you can read it all here on the blog for 26 December 2012).  An extraordinary life – born in rural poverty in Ayrshire, educated in the Cambridge bookshop of his uncles … Continue reading

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Gathering of the Clans

My Glasgow hotel had a sort of Rennie Mackintosh theme – at least, that is, until you got to my room, which seemed to have disappeared down a wholly different avenue of Scottish art – think  Landseer in Monarch of … Continue reading

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