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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 28 November 2011

How to Find Your Next Great Read: expert advice to help you to break out of a reading rut.

To mark St Andrew's Day, authors James Robertson and Sara Sheridan tell us about 26 Treasures. Twenty six intriguing objects, unique to Scotland, have been selected from the collection of The National Museum of Scotland and a writers' collective has responded to them in only 62 words, so few because the fragments will be displayed alongside the objects to give the museum's visitors a new way into their story. We'll get a taste of what kind of writing is possible with such little room to manoeuvre.

And we'll continue our quest for the best books to get you through the winter.

Producer: Serena Field

Mentioned on today's programme:

The Cypress Tree: A Love Letter to Iran- Kamin Mohammadi.

  • Ian Rankin and Paper Sculpture.

    Image above shows Ian Rankin and one of the sculptures which was left for him at an Edinburgh book shop.

    Image courtesy of Vanessa Robertson.

  • Paper Sculpture

    Paper Sculpture

    Mysterious and elaborate paper sculptures have been popping up in locations around Edinburgh's literary scene for months! On Wednesday the tenth and last was found at the Scottish Poetry Library with a note saying 'Cheers Edinburgh, it's been fun'.

  • Underside of Paper Sculpture

    Underside of Paper Sculpture


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