Check out what’s new at the Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore with Author Updates from Mary Smith, Cynthia Reyes and Jessica Norrie
Welcome to the first of the Cafe Updates this week with recent reviews for authors on the shelves.
The first recent review is for the local history book from Mary Smith with photographer Keith Kirk,. The A-Z of Dumfries: Places – People – History.
About the book
“The town of Dumfries, in the south-west of Scotland and known as ‘the Queen of the South’, became a royal burgh in 1186 and grew into an important market town and port in the medieval period. During its often turbulent past, Dumfries played an important role in the Wars of Independence as the starting point of Robert the Bruce’s campaign for the Scottish throne, and later hosted Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite army. The poet Robert Burns spent his last years in Dumfries and in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the port of Dumfries benefited from trade with the Americas, as…
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