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  • Alistair Braidwood

Step Back In Time: The SWH! Podcast Talks To Mandy Haggith…

Updated: May 7, 2021

For the latest podcast Ali spoke to author, poet, and academic Mandy Haggith about The Lyre Dancers, the third and final novel of the Stone Stories Trilogy, which was recently published with Saraband Books.

Mandy talks about the historical origins of the trilogy, the incredible true story of Pytheas, what inspired the books, why they were always going to be set in the Iron Age, and the importance of character.

The two also discuss the themes across all three novels and their relevance to the present day, and why, if you want to get a different perspective of the land, you should get on the water.

It’s an utterly fascinating conversation about one of the most gripping series of recent times and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did recording it.

You can get your own copies of The Walrus Mutterer, The Amber Seeker, and The Lyre Dancers from Saraband Books.

If you are new to the Scots Whay Hae! podcast there is quite a substantial back-catalogue for you to discover. If you aren’t yet a subscriber you can do so, (or simply listen) at iTunes, on Podbean, with Spotify, by RSS (but you’ll need to have an RSS reader to do so) or on MixCloud.

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We will continue to bring you many and varied SWH! podcasts in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime you can always check out our back catalogue of over 150 interviews with some of the most interesting names in Scottish culture, including our Scottish Opera series and the Glasgow Film Festival 2020 podcasts.


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