Author details

Hugh Scott

Biography

I love cats. I love their beautiful faces and ickle tickly tums. I have been owned by many cats, but now only a visiting ginger tom declares possession of me. I don't read my books to him, because he's into mice and sardines in tomato sauce, not spooks and crooks and flukes of nature, or even unnature such as the mighty Gargoyle or the dreadful creeping creature which is Something Watching. My proudest book, of course, is Why Weeps the Brogan? Which won the Children's Whitbread in 1989 and was shortlisted for the McVitie Prize. The Haunted Sand was shortlisted for something, but I can't remember what; it came second to a book that wasn't too bad, I suppose. I love good English; I can't stand sloppy modern drip-speak innit? wot books 'ave as written language, and which supposedly reflects the way kids spea. I don't mind a bit of rebellion in language, but dumb brainless Me am de man is pure stupidity and totally rebarbative in a language which has hundreds of thousands of words which cretins are too lazy to look up and use with clarity and power. To all the worm-brains who think bad spelling, ignorance and foul words make them better than other people, I say buy a dictionary.

Current events and projects

I talk to schools and writing groups about how to write.

Email

temp_user_969@scottishbooktrust.com

Local authority where they are based

West Dunbartonshire

Local authorities where they can work

Angus, Argyll and Bute, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian

Age groups

5-8, 9-12, Teens

LL funded

Yes

BRAW network

Yes

Author type

Writer

Language

English

Books written

Freddie and the Enormouse

Freddie and the Enormouse

Author(s): Hugh Scott
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The Summertime Santa

The Summertime Santa

Author(s): Hugh Scott
A summer story about the attempts of two children to cheer up Santa and save Christmas.
Change the King

Change the King

Author(s): Hugh Scott
No details available
The Problems of Ironbracket

The Problems of Ironbracket

Author(s): Hugh Scott
No details available
The King & Matt O'Mulshon

The King & Matt O'Mulshon

Author(s): Hugh Scott
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The Ghosts of Ravens Crag

The Ghosts of Ravens Crag

Author(s): Hugh Scott
The Smith family, holidaying in the Lake District, find themselves drawn into a supernatural mystery involving a boxed-in pew at the local church, a Devil-worshipping child-murderer and the ghosts of
The Grave Digger

The Grave Digger

Author(s): Hugh Scott
Abernetha's grandfather is a grave-digger, and she knows all the stories. But who is the mysterious figure in the graveyard? Could her grandfather have buried someone not quite dead?
The Secret of the Pit

The Secret of the Pit

Author(s): Hugh Scott
Workmen digging up the road outside a restaurant make a strange discovery. They unearth a skeleton - a skeleton which is neither man nor beast - but of a devil.
Giants

Giants

Author(s): Hugh Scott
Dad said the town's cathedral was built by giants. There are no such beings as giants - are there? One day young Harry is confronted with some curious things. A book-eating bookseller.

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