Inspiring Words

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Words That Carry On raises money for mental health research. Welcome!

Late in 2019 we asked people to share writings and words that helped, motivated and particularly inspired them in the past. Some very wonderful, very busy people took the time to contribute. 
Contributions are signed and contributors were asked to make a short statement of what the work meant to them. Browse through the auction items and see what and who inspired these household names. You'll also find contributions from some well known Scottish authors of their own work kindly donated at the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival. 

Bidding in the Inspiring Words auction opens on 19 November 2020 and runs until 28 November 2020. If you don't know what to get someone for Christmas, take some inspiration here! Tell friends and colleagues, book club fans and collectors of exotica it's well worth a look.
Words That Carry On will email lucky winners at the end of the auction with payment details for their purchase and its postage, and other relevant details.

If you would prefer to donate directly to Words that Carry On rather than entering the auction you can do that directly here.
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Lot 1
£ 120
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Nicola Sturgeon: Sunset Song
Lot 2
£ 65
10
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Ian Hislop: Scoop
Lot 3
£ 60
9
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Stephen Fry: Humans an A - Z
Lot 4
£ 55
7
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Caroline Lucas: Elegy for a Country's Seasons
Lot 5
£ 55
9
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Shami Chakrabarti: Of Women in The Twenty-first Century
Lot 6
£ 40
4
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Patrick Harvie: Edwin Morgan New Selected Poems
Lot 7
£ 80
16
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George Monbiot: A Gentleman in Moscow
Lot 8
£ 70
12
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Chris Packham: "Do not gentle into that good night"
Lot 9
£ 40
9
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Jenny Lindsay: This Script
Lot 10
£ 35
5
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Alexander McCall Smith: To the Land of Long Lost Friends
Lot 11
£ 35
6
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Ian Rankin: In a House of Lies
Lot 12
£ 60
8
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Alexander McCall Smith: A Gathering, a Personal Anthology of Scottish Poems.
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