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Robin Bell

Robin Bell

Robin Bell grew up near Auchterarder and spent many years as a writer and broadcaster in New York and London. He won the Sony Radio Academy Award for best British Documentary with Strathinver: A Portrait Album 1945–1953 and the Creative Scotland Award for How to Tell Lies, his fables on political processes of the G8. He also translated and edited Bittersweet within My Heart, the bestselling collected poems of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Praise for Set On a Hill:

‘A readable and refreshing romp through Scottish and European history and a more reflective account of what happened in Strathearn through the centuries… it has many merits, not least the clarity of the prose style and a sharp eye for quirky detail, which gives the fluent narrative the occasional welcome flash of mischief – particularly when Bell is dealing with politicians… his brief passage on Robert Burns is a masterpiece in miniature.’ The Herald

‘An intriguing and frequently rewarding book.’ The Scotsman