Reading Scotland: Ross Sayers with Niamh McKeown, Adventures on the Clockwork Orange


Read an extract from Daisy On The Outer Line which explores themes of setting, relationship and voice.  Tune in to watch Ross Sayers in conversation with Niamh McKeown as they discuss the short film made as part of the Edinburgh Book Festival’s Reading Scotland series based on the book.

*NB: Contains graphic language and strong themes of mental health and substance abuse.

Senior Phase

Explore themes of:
√ Time Travel  √ Friendship  √ Mental Health  √ Place

Subject Checklist:
√ English Language  √ Social Studies  √ Expressive Arts

Download the resources:

Daisy on the Outer Line Chapter One – p.1-6 

Download the extract from Daisy On The Outer Line to accompany the resources:

Daisy on the Outer Line Word Doc

Daisy on the Outer Line PDF

Further information:

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