edited by Robin Lloyd-Jones £12.99
This is an engaging book with an important message, because it treats creativity in old age not as a hobby or mere pastime, but as something essential to fulfilled living
(award-winning author, James Robertson)
AUTUMN VOICES for me, is a fascinating read. What an original concept. . What a satisfying read. I teach creative writing in the FE education sector and will certainly add this book to my personal library as I see it as a valuable addition that will stimulate classes and individuals for years to come.
(Brian Whittingham – poet, playwright, freelance editor, and lecturer)
Autumn Voices is a rich and engrossing windfall from some of Scotland’s most respected literary figures. The contributors have not only supplied first hand insight into their writing methods, their hopes and fears, but remarkably frank autobiographical pictures of their earlier years. Robin Lloyd-Jones and his publisher are to be congratulated in gathering such a wealth of experience and knowledge into this highly readable format. This book is a perfect example of how we might make best use of wisdom
(Liz Niven, Poet)
The energy and enthusiasm for all things creative and the joy of being creative, shines through on every page….The colour, tone and texture of the work is as varied and beautiful as a forest walk. Read for pleasure and illumination.
(Marc R Sherland, President, Scottish Associaiton of Writers)
This book is just amazing. Nobody who reads this book would doubt its central significance. There is hardly a page when I wasn’t brought up short by an insight memorably expressed. A treasure trove of a book,
(John Killick – writing with people suffering from dementia)
Autumn Voices is a marvellous medley of memories and moments from the lives and works of a range of writers who are the bright side of sixty. Ageism is one of the most persistent forms of discrimination, and Robin Lloyd-Jones has done a terrific job in bringing to book so many experienced and engaging writers, some raging against the dying of the light, others basking in the afterglow of midlife achievements. I certainly learned from and was inspired by the varied and vibrant voices gathered here. I found the recollections of these writers by turns moving, funny and inspiring.
(Willy Maley – Professor of Renaissance Studies – English Literature)