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Welcome back to your fortnightly Talk of the Town where we share the book love.

Not joined in Talk of the Town linky I co-host with Lindsay from Bookboodle before?  No worries!  You can check out all the details of the linky and if you’re unsure about how to link you can follow my walkthrough.  If you have any questions, please ask.

Each month we will be showcasing a novel from our sponsors, Black & White Publishing (and if you link up, you’ll be entered into a monthly giveaway).

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This is the final time we’re showcasing The Art of Coorie this month.  Next month we’ll be sharing a fiction title from Black & White Publishing.  It’s historical and set in the Scottish Highlands in 1943.

Any guesses?

The Art of Coorie Gabriella Bennett


Hardcover: 288 pages

Publisher: Black and White Publishing (13 Sept. 2018)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1785301810

ISBN-13: 978-1785301810

Coorie – or còsagach in Gaelic – is the Scottish version of hygge.

In The Art Of Coorie, Times journalist Gabriella Bennett explores what coorie is and how it has helped nurture the astonishing creativity that Scotland is famed for.

Now used to describe how we want to feel and be, coorie covers all aspects of the way Scots live. In The Art of Coorie, Gabriella offers spirited, contemporary insight into Scottish lifestyle, homes and interiors, traditions and food, and how to enjoy life despite challenging elements and an often unforgiving climate.

The Art Of Coorie examines the art of slowing down, appreciating our present and how to use the best of what’s around us to enhance life and its pleasures.

With sections on:
-the thrills and chills of open-water swimming in loch, river and sea.
– fantastic hideouts, bothys, retreats and remote campsites, the cooriest pubs, the best places to eat, how to Munro ‘bag’ in style, and where to go stargazing.
– the exquisite heritage of Scottish craftsmanship from Fair Isle knitting to bothy building.
– festive crafts, decorations and gift wrapping.
– thrifty ways to incorporate ‘coorie’ into your life: fern and flower pressing, making your own face masks, creating a garden grotto, extracting pine needle essence and much more.

The Art of Coorie Gabriella Bennett

“We’re told that the next ‘breaking lifestyle trend’ will be the
Scottish concept of coorie or còsagach in old Gaelic,
which means snug or cosy.” The Guardian

Gabriella BennettGabriella Bennett is a journalist and editor based in Glasgow. She writes for The Times about Scottish interiors, property and shopping habits. Her short stories have been featured in Gutter, The Cadaverine and The Island Review. She likes wild places, growing things, and eating.


Connect with Gabrielle Bennett


Twitter @palebackwriter


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Giveaway! everyone who links each month will go into the hat for a giveaway.  The winner will be randomly selected and the book will be sent directly from Black & White Publishing.


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Looking forward to seeing the book love you’re sharing on Talk of the Town this week.

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