Hope Whitmore is an Edinburgh-based writer. She loves fat Victorian novels, the lost art of fashion illustration and freshly prepared food with lots of garlic, all of which she loves to write about. She aspires to be a novelist and looks up to Zadie Smith and Jeffrey Eugenides. http://hopewhitmore.wordpress.com/
23 January 2015 12:51 PM
The title of the exhibition leads to comparisons between Jacobite Scotland and Game of Thrones - but luckily it is not contrived
10 January 2015 12:00 PM
Loss and sacrifice gape at the heart of this cinematic, jarring novel
As someone who's also autistic, the response to Tara Palmer-Tomkinson's panic attack has horrified me
23 December 2014 06:42 PM
It's easy for the media to jump to conclusions rather than looking into the terrifying world of mental health problems
30 November 2014 05:49 PM
Westminster's broken vows have only encouraged the 45 per cent of the Scottish population who voted Yes in September
08 October 2014 10:19 AM
Shows like Mad Men might have set a new stylistic standard, but the Twin Peaks I know and love will always be dated
11 September 2014 04:03 PM
My friends are pitted against each other, and our debates are turning nasty
16 March 2014 12:00 AM
Bark is our outer layer, the detritus of the lives we have lived until now: an immovable wedding ring on a divorcee’s finger; the grey matter which surrounds the brain. Bark protects and conceals, creating a safe layer between our lives and those of others, preventing us from getting too close. Yet a bark is also a cry, a domesticated version of Ginsberg’s howl, mellower, older, slightly muffled by age and convention, but no less desperate for this.
23 February 2014 12:00 AM
Intrigued by the story of the Mary Celeste – a ship found inexplicably abandoned in the middle of the Atlantic – I approached this novel seeking answers. What caused the crew to leave their sound ship to face the sea in a small lifeboat? Why were their clothes undisturbed? And what became of these 10 misadventurers, including a two-year-old girl, after they left the ship?
09 May 2013 01:41 PM
After a conviction based solely on shaky evidence, Bhullar's appeal for clemency was rejected by the Indian government on earlier this year and time is running out
10 February 2013 12:00 AM
My big fat Greek funeral
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
Katie Hopkins reported to the police for race hatred by Labour MP Simon Danczuk after tweet about Pakistani men
- 1 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 2 Google April Fools': company unveils backwards search engine and huggable digital assistant
- 3 I might be an MP, but that doesn't stop me fighting sexism with my breasts
- 4 April Fools' Day 2015: The best hoax news stories from around the internet
- 5 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims