On October 4th, Professor Don Paterson published The Fall at Home: New and Collected Aphorisms (Faber). The Spectator stated that ‘The Fall at Home offers the reader a bracing combination of the profound, the comic and the often hilariously self-revealing,’ while The Herald suggested that ‘this swirling stew of spontaneous thoughts offers an unguarded view of the workings of Paterson’s brain in all its complex glory, laying bare the flashes of insight, whims, heresies and the conflicting and contradictory sides of his nature that are just as authentically him as any carefully-honed sonnet.’ The book was launched in St Andrews with a reading at Toppings.