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World Book Day: Glasshouses by Bernard MacLaverty

In celebration of World Book Day, Visibility Scotland is delighted to be able to share a recent story from local, acclaimed author Bernard MacLaverty.

Taken from his latest collection of short stories ‘Blank Pages’, Glasshouses looks at a moment of panic when a grandfather loses sight of his grandchildren.

Bernard very graciously made the story available on our website for you to enjoy. Simply click the link below to download the story in Microsoft Word format:


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Visibility Scotland acknowledges the copyright owner as © Bernard MacLaverty 2021, first published by Jonathan Cape in the short story collection BLANK PAGES, permission granted c/o RCW.

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Written by: Paul Hanlon

Posted on the: March 2, 2023
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