This award-winning short story follows twenty-four hours in the life of a young Glaswegian man. It is written in the first person vernacular voice of the narrator.
First published in the anthology Glasgow Tales, The Waster's Tale won the EndPapers Tales Series prize.
Patros' bland life is shattered when he inherits a book with answers to the world's problems. He sells it off — but it reappears in the hands of a politician and a godman, who pass draconian laws citing the book as their divine source. As his country plunges into chaos, Patros emerges as a reluctant hero. A sharp satire about how the corrupt the powerful can manipulate an unreflective society.
An anthology of over 100 original poems, ANYONE FOR LOVE includes major prize-winners in top writing contests. However, no less than 72 poems are published here for the first time. Reid decided to include only work he still enjoyed reading and reciting, even though some excluded poems had attracted critical acclaim. Reid's own favorites are his tribute to Walt Disney's pal, Ub Iwerks, and "Love".
Imagine This is the story of a young girl’s journey from childhood to adulthood. Lola Ogunwole leaves all that is familiar behind in London and is sent to live in a village in Nigeria. Dogged by events she has no control over Lola’s journal is a compelling story about one girl’s resilience against the odds, which culminates in the bittersweet fulfilment of a long held desire.