The Extremis Publishing Podcast
Five Favourite Books with Thomas A. Christie

Five Favourite Books with Thomas A. Christie

August 5, 2019

Professor Roderick "Rory" Watson, Emeritus Professor of English Studies at the University of Stirling and author of the celebrated text "The Literature of Scotland" (1984), talks to his old protégé Dr Thomas A. Christie about the five books which have helped to influence Tom's worldview and shape his understanding of literary studies.

“The Spirit of Robbie Burns” by Robert Murray

“The Spirit of Robbie Burns” by Robert Murray

July 7, 2019

Robert Murray chats about his three-act play "The Spirit of Robbie Burns", which explores the life of Scotland's national bard Robert Burns from his formative years through to his literary fame and later farming life.

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“Exploring the NC500” by David M. Addison

“Exploring the NC500” by David M. Addison

June 5, 2019

David M. Addison looks back on his epic road trip around the North Highlands of Scotland when writing his book "Exploring the NC500: Travelling Scotland's Route 66".

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“Planes on Film” by Colin M. Barron

“Planes on Film” by Colin M. Barron

May 7, 2019

Colin M. Barron discusses “Planes on Film”, his guide to the very best of aviation cinema which takes a look at some of the most iconic aviation movies ever to grace the big screen.

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“The Spectrum of Adventure” by Thomas A. Christie

“The Spectrum of Adventure” by Thomas A. Christie

April 2, 2019

Alby Grainger, proprietor of Dunfermline's legendary Little Shop of Heroes comic store, talks to Thomas A. Christie about "The Spectrum of Adventure", an in-depth guide to the history of text adventure games on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum home computer throughout the 1980s.

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Five Favourite Books with Ian McNeish

Five Favourite Books with Ian McNeish

March 4, 2019

Ian McNeish discusses his five favourite books - the texts which have most influenced him and helped to shape his worldview over the years.

“An Innocent Abroad” and “Still Innocent Abroad” by David M. Addison

“An Innocent Abroad” and “Still Innocent Abroad” by David M. Addison

February 5, 2019

David M. Addison looks back on his time as a high school exchange teacher in 1970s Montana as he discusses his books "An Innocent Abroad" and "Still Innocent Abroad", which detail an eventful period of his life as a fish out of water when he swapped his Scottish classroom for the wide open spaces of the United States of America.

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“The Craft of Public Speaking” by Colin M. Barron

“The Craft of Public Speaking” by Colin M. Barron

January 9, 2019

Colin M. Barron chats about his book "The Craft of Public Speaking", and discusses the skills behind delivering a truly effective public presentation as well as revealing a few handy hints from his many years at the lectern.

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“A Righteously Awesome Eighties Christmas” by Thomas A. Christie

“A Righteously Awesome Eighties Christmas” by Thomas A. Christie

December 12, 2018

Thomas A. Christie discusses his book "A Righteously Awesome Eighties Christmas", a study of festive cinema throughout the 1980s which covers some long-time movie favourites as well as some decidedly offbeat entries in the genre.

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“Tales from the Western Front” by Ed Dixon

“Tales from the Western Front” by Ed Dixon

November 7, 2018

Ed Dixon talks about his book "Tales from the Western Front", a collection of stories about the people and places that were encountered by the author during more than three decades of visiting the First World War battlefields, graveyards, towns and villages of France and Belgium.

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