The Lost Words in Scotland.

Thank you to everyone who has been part of this adventure.

About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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5 Responses to The Lost Words in Scotland.

  1. Barb Rogers says:

    And it’s the next generation, and the one after that…who will really benefit from these books. So glad to see the article!

  2. I was so glad to read about your book in the Guardian. I can’t wait for Lost Words to come out – it is on my wishlist on Amazon now.

    I am sad to hear that words like Dandelion and Acorn are being lost but am sadly not surprised.

    I am a writer and mostly write for adults but in my spare time I have also been slowly building a website called Ballyyahoo – a fictional town, to encourage children to get out and about and enjoy nature here in Ireland.

    It is a labour of love. I haven’t an artistic bone in my body but I take photographs and write about the things I see on my walks around the Wild Atlantic Way and I also write stories which link and connect to these pages.

    I shudder to think of children growing up with their eyes stuck to screens – nature was always my refuge.

    I grew up in the city centre of Liverpool but was lucky to have a granny in Wicklow in Ireland.

    I will never forget those amazing summers exploring the countryside – the freedom and the fun!

    I am sure your beautiful book will encourage children and adults to get out and about again and can’t wait to get my copy.

    I wish you the very best of luck.


    • Jackie says:

      Thanks Grace.
      Lost Words was published in Oct 2017
      Having amazing responses from schools.

      • Hi Jackie,
        Yes I did another search and have ordered my copies. When I first searched I found this page:
        This page says it won’t be released until 2nd October 2018 and when you click for other editions it doesn’t show any.
        The book is also not showing up very well in the search results – even when the full title and authors are typed in as keywords.
        There may be a way for your publisher to amend this?
        Or maybe it is because I am searching from Ireland.
        Anyway – my copies are winging their way to me (one for my daughter – she’s an adult but I know she’ll love it.)
        I can’t wait for mine to arrive.

        Best wishes


        • Jackie says:

          I’m not a fan of Amazon so tend not to get involved. I like Independent bookshops.
          I wonder if it is something to do with being in Ireland.
          Hope you like it when it arrives.
          Must go, I need to paint.

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