Nourish e-Book

We encouraged the people of Scotland to share their stories of life and food for our Book Week Scotland 2017 writing campaign, Nourish. From the hundreds of stories we received, we pulled out our favourites. Together with tales from well-known writers such as Mary Contini, Liz Niven and Dave Myers, the selected stories have been published in an e-book, available for download below. You can also hear recordings of each author reading their own story thanks to our friends at Insight Radio and RNIB Scotland.

These stories are a present from us to you to celebrate Book Week Scotland 2017, we hope the stories will comfort, sustain and satisfy you.

To download the eBook

This eBook is available in both Kindle and epub files.

If you use a Kindle, please download the file labelled ‘Nourish for Kindle’, then email the downloaded file to your Kindle account.

If you would like to view Nourish on a non-Kindle e-reader (iPad/iPhone, Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader and other .epub compatible devices) please download the file labelled ‘Nourish for E-reader’.

You can also read Nourish on your computer by opening the ‘Nourish for E-reader’ file with a desktop e-reader. Right-click on the button below and select 'save link as' to download the file, then open it with your desktop e-reader. If you need information about how to get set up with a free desktop e-reader, read this article.



Read individual stories

Kevin Addies

Jill Alexander
Not Any Old Toast

Ruth Anderson
A Taste of Liquid Gold

Stella Hervey Birrell
Cake and Family

Lynn Blair
Stroke Your Belly. Wipe Your Chin.

Anne Brown
I Dinny Eat Tatties Any Mair

Duncan Carmichael
Porridge for Tea

Leonie Charlton
A Picnic Triptych (on a Twelve-Day Pony Trip)

Ginny Clark
Bramble Jam 

Neil Clark
Making it Stop

Mary Contini
All Roads Lead to...China! 

Cornton Vale Writers
Costa Vale

Will Cowell
The Ayr Fish Supper

Daniel Brady Fernie
Cake Bribe

Eleanor Fordyce
Onion Rant

Sam Elder Gates
Finger Food

CL Griffiths
Can It!

Julie Hale
The Friday Lunch

Heather Hughes
Aidy's First Christmas

Lachie Johnson

Sandy NicDhòmhnaill Jones
Ambrosaia agus Mousa/Ambrosia and Muse

Morag Law
Eun na Nollaige/The Christmas Bird

Julie Lawson

Elaine Loch
Steerin’ the Parritch

Joanne Logue
To My Boys (Who Will Not Let Me Feed Them)

Maureen Macleod

Katrina McDonald
Refuse to Fail

Greg Michaelson
After the Gas Board: July 1974

Sherry Morris
Foodie Tips Courtesy of Yuri Gagarin

Emma J Myatt
Second Life

Dave Myers

Liz Niven

Elizabeth Ramsay

J V Simpson
Perfect O

Penny Stone

Jane Swanson
The Passion Fruit

Jennie Turnbull

Lynn Valentine
Pieces of Sweetness

Jane Walker
The Button Jar



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