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Alexander Lindsay in the Midlands
24 December 2018

I have added an article looking at Alexander Lindsay (David Lindsay's brother) and his time in business in the Midlands, something only mentioned briefly in the biographies, but which turns out to be worth exploring, as it throws some light on Alexander's novel The Alias (written as Alexander Crawford), as well as on the strained relationship between Alexander and David. Most of this has come through research in the British Newspaper Archive, plus some other sources.

Another article, which I added last year, covers the families of David Lindsay's mother and father, revealing, among other things, his (distant) link with the Scottish poet Burns.

Colin Wilson's Eagle and Earwig reissued
2 October 2018

A new hardback edition of Colin Wilson's 1965 collection of essays on books and writers, Eagle and Earwig, has been issued by Eyewear Publishing. Slightly retitled Eagles and Earwigs, it has been edited and annotated by Colin Stanley, and has an introduction by Gary Lachman. There's a write-up on the publisher's shop page and the publisher's news entry for the book.

Eagle and Earwig contains Wilson's first published essay on David Lindsay, entitled "Lindsay — A Voyage to Arcturus", 33 pages long in the original printing. (I cover it on my page about Wilson's many writings on Lindsay.) There's also a long essay on Lindsay's writer-friend L H Myers, plus a host of other writers. It can be bought from Amazon, or from the publisher, Eyewear Publishing.

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