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Time & Tide

by Shirley McKay

In the swell of a storm, a ship is wrecked in St Andrews harbour. A young Flemish sailor, the last man aboard, collapses and dies at the inn. The cargo of the ship appears a welcome windfall but soon brings...

Macbeth And All That

by Allan Burnett & Scoular Anderson

Packed with humour - I recommend the whole lot!,' - The School Librarian Macbeth And All That is a real-life adventure packed with historical facts about Scotland's infamous king. Journey back to the dark ages...


by Allan Brown

A book about the most emotionally articulate group to emerge from Glasgow by one of the city's most mischievously eloquent writers is cause for celebration' - The Herald 'A comprehensive and compelling read'...

Nicola Sturgeon

by David Torrance

indispensable ... an illuminating appraisal' - Alex Massie, Spectator 'A fascinating portrait of one of the most powerful politicians in the United Kingdom' - Euan McColm, Scotland on Sunday 'David Torrance's...

The Leper's Bell

by Norman MacLean

The Billy Connolly of the G?idhealtachd' - Calum Macdonald, Runrig 'Utterly compelling' - BBC Radio Scotland 'It is a rewarding, if sometimes harrowing journey for the reader as Maclean wrestles with his demons...

Burke and Hare

by Owen Dudley Edwards

At Christmastide, 1827, in a boarding house in Edinburgh's West Port, an old army pensioner dies of natural causes. He owes the landlord ?4 rent. Instead of burying the body, the landlord, William Hare, and...

Jack and the Devil's Purse

by Duncan Williamson

Devil stories are always fascinating, entertaining and disturbing. These twenty tales, re-told by one of Scotland's master storytellers, are a fascinating insight into Traveller beliefs about evil, temptation...

A Scent of Bluebells

by Meg Henderson

Family prejudice forces a young couple to flee to Glasgow in World War One, where tragedy and deceit shapes their future. They called her Auld Nally - the local moneylender in one of Glasgow's roughest areas,...

James VII

by Alastair Mann

James VII and II is one of the least studied monarchs of Scotland, and has previously mostly been studied from an English perspective or as the muddled victim of the revolution of 1688/9 which delivered for...

The Management

by Michael Grant & Rob Robertson

an outstanding piece of work . . . utterly compelling' - Scotland on Sunday 'a magisterial study' - The Herald 'inspiring' - The Scotsman 'Scotland's record as a producer of outstanding managers dwarfs that...

The Man Who Gave Away His Island

by Ray Perman

Sensitive and moving' - Country Life 'A wonderfully rounded portrait' - Scots Magazine In 1938 John Lorne Campbell bought the Isle of Canna. He wanted to prevent an island described as the 'jewel of the Hebrides'...

The Importance of Being Awkward

by Tam Dalyell

When veteran Labour MP Tam Dalyell retired as Father of the House in 2005, the Commons lost not only one of its most colourful and outspoken politicians, but also one of its most deeply principled members. In...

The Art of Waiting

by Christopher Jory

A tale of love, revenge and survival against the odds, set in Venice and Russia in the 1940s. 'A profoundly moving novel with echoes of Vasily Grossman that sweeps you from Russia to Italy over the course of...

My Last Duchess

by Iain Crichton Smith

Iain Crichton Smith's third novel is as different from his second, The Last Summer, as that was from his first, Consider the Lillies. Crichton Smith is at the height of his powers as poet and prose writer. This...

No Sorrow to Die

by Gillian Galbraith

Highly readable' - Alexander McCall Smith 'Red herrings, lies and cul-d-sacs interlink to create an enjoyable read and an awkward puzzle to solve' - The Dorothy L Sayers Society '[Galbraith] offers a much needed...

Lost Causes

by Ken McClure

The ninth Dr Stephen Dunbar thriller. Ex-Special Forces medic Dr Steven Dunbar has left his job with the Sci-Med Inspectorate and now works for a pharmaceutical company. Against his will, he is persuaded to...

Hue & Cry

by Shirley McKay

A gripping and welcome addition to the growing genre of historical crime fiction' - Waterstone's Books Quarterly 'An elaborate, closely plotted tale that combines extensive research with high drama' -The Herald...

J K Rowling and the Harry Potter Phenomenon

by Lindsey Fraser

Joanne Rowling was once a would-be published author like many others - committed and determined. Now J K Rowling is at the heart of a global media phenomenon, wealthier, and more influential and successful than...

Hypocrite's Isle

by Ken McClure

The most frightening thing is that research scientist McClure makes it utterly believable' - The Scotsman Dr Frank Simmons works in the University of Edinburgh's medical school. One of his PhD students, brilliant...

Kane's Ladder

by Carlos Alba

Confidently-written, warm and accessible... a fun and pacey book' - The Herald 'This is a laugh-out-loud, feel-good story which demands a follow-up *****' - News of the World It's 1975 and Britain is a country...