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
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'
- 1 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
- 4 Phil Neville backtracks on Tomas Rosicky 'I'd smash him' comments from Match of the Day 2
- 5 British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia