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W H Auden, who died 40 years ago this month, is one of the most humane, loving, direct and affecting poets of all time, writes Alexander McCall Smith.
The Highland games on a remote Scottish peninsula unite young and old.
Telling the story of Scotland.
A new short story by Alexander McCall Smith.
A short story by Alexander McCall Smith of The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency fame, exclusive to the New Statesman.
A chance encounter at a party brings two people together. On the damp streets of Glasgow, they discover what it means to be a parent.