A Gathering: A Personal Anthology of Scottish Poems
Edited by Alexander McCall Smith (£14.99, HB, Polygon)
From the author of the bestselling No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, this anthology leads readers through the landscape of Scottish poetry. McCall Smith explores very distinct themes, from friendship, love and marriage to war and conflict, introduced with short epigraphs. It’s a beautifully curated, timeless collection.