PRE-ORDER Colin's new memoir: Hometown Tales 'The Boy in the Bubble'


Hello all — I’m delighted to share this news of the publication of my new book. It’s been a lot of fun to write and I hope you might enjoy it! All you need to know is below – Colin


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Hometown Tales: The Boy in the Bubble, available now at W&N Books, is a bright, intensely funny and deeply felt memoir about growing up on the Isle of Mull from multiple award-winning musician (Mull Historical Society) and author of The Letters of Ivor Punch, Colin MacIntyre. It is a moving and fascinating exploration of what ‘home’ really means, charting his journey from island boy to internationally acclaimed musician. It will be in available in book shops and online from 28th June 2018. Pre-order now.

Hometown Tales is a series of books pairing exciting new voices with some of the most talented and important writers at work today. Some of the tales are fiction and some are narrative non-fiction – they are all powerful, fascinating and moving, and aim to celebrate regional diversity and explore the meaning of home.

In these pages on the Highlands and Hebrides, you’ll also find ‘A9’ – a captivating piece of short fiction about a girl torn between her love in Inverness and the chance to spread her wings, by new voice Ellen MacAskill.

Colin MacIntyre: ‘From Stage to Page’ Borders Book Festival 

Colin will be reading from the book at Borders Book Festival, Melrose, Saturday 16th June 7.45pm, as well as performing MHS songs: Buy Tickets