Arran’s monsters let loose

01_b28mon01-monstersThere were some scary looking characters in Brodick’s Book and Card Centre last Friday as the second book of ‘Arran Monsters’ was officially launched.

This is the fourth children’s book about the island written by local teacher Diana Riddell and the second book about Arran’s monsters.

The book is comprised of ten poems all about Arran’s monsters, including the delightful ‘Dan the Pirate’, hilarious ‘Summer-time Crime’ and the brilliant ‘Twelve Creatures of Catacol’.

Corrie based artist Gordon Davidson delightfully illustrates each book and until now he has never sold any of his drawings.

But in a bid to raise money for an art programme for an orphanage run by the Ghurka regiment in Nepal, all illustrations from the two monsters books are up for sale.

For more on this story see The Arran Banner, July 14 2012 or on line from the same date at

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