DUST BLOWING AND OTHER STO­RIES

BY MAR­GARET SKEA, SANDERLING BOOKS £5.99 

Scottish Field - - COVER TO COVER -

Twelve war-threaded sto­ries from four con­ti­nents span­ning three cen­turies. From an aid worker in Afghanista­n to WWII let­ters, se­crets are un­cov­ered and choices are made in th­ese heart-wrench­ing short sto­ries. Skea’s po­etry-in­fused words are finely tuned. Peo­ple might be at the cen­tre of the sto­ries, but na­ture is also pow­er­ful: ‘The dust blows al­ways from the north and it car­ries away our foot­prints in the sand.’

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