My new 'Hometown Tales' memoir is published!
on 28th June 2018
An extract follows below from my new memoir: ‘The Boy in the Bubble’. From the W&N Books series HOMETOWN TALES: HIGHLANDS AND HEBRIDES. I have loved writing it, telling the stories behind my songs, first guitars, first bands, and documenting some of my childhood tales and inspirations. It is about home, family, local characters and islands, and how they travel with you. CM
‘MY TWO WORLDS collided on a wet and windy December night in the mid-1980s. The mainland came to the island.
Picture the scene: a man is wading in from a little boat to an island in the Hebrides. It is the middle of winter and pitch-black. He has a suit on, but no tie, and is carrying an object high above his head as though he has just won the men’s final at Wimbledon…’
Original tales by remarkable writers
Hometown Tales is a series of books pairing exciting new voices with some of the most talented and important writers at work today. Some of the tales are fiction and some are narrative non-fiction – they are all powerful, fascinating and moving, and aim to celebrate regional diversity and explore the meaning of home
In these pages on the Highlands and Hebrides, you’ll find two unique tales. ‘The Boy in the Bubble‘ is a bright, intensely funny and deeply felt memoir about growing up on the Isle of Mull from award-winning musician, the man behind Mull Historical Society, and author of The Letters of Ivor Punch, Colin MacIntyre.
‘A9’ is a captivating piece of short fiction about a girl torn between her love in Inverness and the chance to spread her wings, by Ellen MacAskill.
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