FC goes North

The Football Crónicas ended the year in fine style with two presentations, one in Sheffield and one in Edinburgh.

The Sheffield event, at the Off the Shelf Festival of Words, was a homecoming gig for translators Jethro Soutar and Ruth Clarke. They were joined on stage by local journalist Ian Soutar, who chaired the event, and an enthusiastic crowd who asked a range of searching questions.

Next stop on the Football Crónicas tour was Word Power Books, a wonderful independent bookshop in Edinburgh. Given that the event overlapped with Scotland versus England, there was a healthy crowd, and they were entertained by Glaswegian author John McGill, who presented the book, highlighting its universal qualities. Jethro Soutar was on hand to talk about how the book came about, while translator Rachael McGill talked about working on it. Word Power Books now stocks The Football Crónicas, so if you're in Auld Reekie, head there.

Ragpicker Press would like to thank their wonderful hosts and everyone who came along and made the events a success.

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