Gable Ender’s memories

THE GUEST speaker at the ‘Montrose Memories’ group which will meet at the library today (Tuesday), at 2pm is Review columnist Forbes Inglis – Gable Ender himself. He will talk about his forthcoming book,‘The Sea Enriches’, which contains many anecdotes and stories about Montrose.

As always with Forbes, there will be many fascinating facets, all illuminated by his wit and erudition. Admission is free, as are the refreshments afterwards. Come along and enjoy one of our most popular speakers!

National Poetry Day

Thursday, October 4, is National Poetry Day and this year, to help celebrations, Montrose Library has the well-known author Kenneth C. Steven visiting us. He is a poet of great sensitivity and the creator of 10 collections of verse. In addition he has written several novels – ‘Dan’, ‘The Summer Has Ended’ and ‘West of the World’ make up his Highland trilogy. He has also produced books for children including ‘The Santa Maria’ and ‘The Boy Who Couldn’t Swim’.

As an experienced speaker, Kenneth is an excellent choice to bring the joys of poetry to a wide audience. In addition, he will launch a new collection of poetry which, over time, will rotate through all the Angus libraries giving customers an opportunity to savour the work of many different writers. Kenneth’s talk begins at 2.30pm.

Admission is free but places are limited so please remember to sign-up beforehand at the library. You can also contact us at 01674 673256 or e-mail

Itchy feet

The theme for authors’ talks this autumn is ‘Itchy Feet’ and Peter Kerr is often described as ‘Scotland’s top travel writer’. His books about Mallorca, including ‘Snowball Oranges’, are immensely popular. The library staff are delighted, therefore, that Peter will be a guest on Thursday, November 1. He has had a varied life, being a one-time member of the jazz group The Clyde Valley Stompers and eventually becoming a record producer working with many entertainers, including Andy Stewart and Jimmy Shand.

He produced the international smash-hit ‘Amazing Grace’ by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. An amazing career and certainly one to produce an enthralling and humorous evening. Look out for more information in the near future regarding ticket-prices and how to ensure reserving your place.


‘Not Dead Yet’ by Peter James. This is the eighth book to feature detective Roy Grace. He, along with his colleague Glen Branson, has the job of guarding a Hollywood film star. Nice work it may seem - but several attempts have already been made on the star’s life. The plot is very well constructed and will keep you guessing right to the end.