From Robert Burns to J K Rowling, discover unique National Library of Scotland resources focusing on language and literature - English, Gaelic, Scots and modern languages.
Sunset Song Quines past and present
This 'Sunset Song' resource looks at the themes of identity, the role of women, and society through the prism of the novel's heroine, Chris Guthrie.
The thirty-nine steps
The thirty-nine steps — 100 years on' explores some of the themes in John Buchan's famous 'shocker'
Forgotten women writers
Forgotten women writers: Jane Austen's Scottish sisters' looks at Scottish female writers now largely forgotten but who were best-selling authors in the early 19th century
Witches in Scottish literature
The 'Witches in Scottish literature' resource looks at a selection of writing that has been inspired by and features witches
A twelvemonth and a day
Our resource on Christopher Rush's 'A twelvemonth and a day' looks at different aspects of writing and interpretation through source material and video interviews with the author
'Fairy tales' learning resource for primary school teachers which includes activities for creative writing, storytelling, drama and art and design
Science fiction in Scotland
'Science fiction in Scotland' features video interviews with three leading contemporary authors based in Scotland
Getting started with Shakespeare
'Getting started with Shakespeare' looks at a selection of characters, scenes and sonnets to help pupils get started in reading and understanding some of Shakespeare's work
'Themes in Focus: Alasdair Gray' looks at the creative processes used by Scottish writer and artist Alasdair Gray, using sources from the Gray archive