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¿Isn¿t All This Bloody?¿: Scottish Writing from the First World War

by Trevor Royle

As in the rest of Britain, the outbreak of hostilities in 1914 was met in Scotland with excitement and relief. In the field of literature too, the initial response was positive. Kailyard fiction and the Celtic...


The Maggie

by James Dillon White

In the same vein as the acclaimed Para Handy stories and TV series, this novel is based on one of Ealing Studios' most popular comedies, made in 1954. This is the first time The Maggie has been in print for...


Padre Mac: The Autobiography of the Late Murdo Ewen Macdonald of Harris

by James Dillon White & Donald Ewen MacDonald

From a croft in the Hebridean island of Harris to the grim confines of the Nazis' notorious prisoner-of-war camp Stalag Luft III and the hallowed halls of Glasgow University, the life of Murdo Ewen Macdonald...


The Cairngorms: A Secret History

by Patrick Baker

The Cairngorms: A Secret History is a series of journeys exploring barely known human and natural stories of the Cairngorm Mountains. It looks at a unique British landscape, its last great wilderness, with new...


Witches of Fife: Witch-Hunting in a Scottish Shire, 1560-1710

by Stuart MacDonald

Along the coast of Fife, in villages like Culross and Pittenweem, historical markers and pamphlets now include the fact that some women were executed as witches within these burghs. Still the reality of what...


The Complete Patter

by Michael Munro

Do you have a baldy clue as to who the bears and junglies are? Confused by the thought of some cheekywatter from your cargo? Fancy a day out at Fort Weetabix? Or would you rather settle down with some swedgers?...


The Crack: The Best of Glasgow Humour

by Michael Munro

Hear about the guy whose nickname was 'Heid Furst'? His real name was R. Slater Hear about the stupit skindiver? He didny have a scuba. Glaswegians have always enjoyed a good laugh, and the home-grown variety...


The Red Door: The Complete English Stories 1949-76

by Iain Crichton Smith & Kevin MacNeil

When the breathing got worse he went into the adjacent room and got the copy of Dante. All that night and the night before he had been watching the dying...When a mirror was required to be brought she looked...


The Black Halo: The Complete English Stories 1977-98

by Iain Crichton Smith & Kevin MacNeil

The house was extraordinarily peaceful as if by an act of will I had banished all the fertile ghosts. It had an unearthly calm as if I were floating on a dumb sea of solitude. I found myself humming to myself...


The Fabulous Baker Boys: The Greatest Strikers Scotland Never Had

by Tom Maxwell

With a total of more than 500 goals in careers that saw them turn out for the likes of Hibernian, St Mirren, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Torino, Joe and Gerry Baker are two of the greatest strikers...


Scotland's Shame: Why Lockerbie Matters

by John Ashton

The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over the small Scottish town of Lockerbie in December 1988 was one of the most notorious acts of terrorism in recent history. Its political and foreign policy repercussions have...


The Great Tapestry of Scotland: The Making of a Masterpiece

by Alistair Moffat, Susan Mansfield & Alexander Mccall Smith

The brainchild of bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, historian Alistair Moffat and artist Andrew Crummy, the Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of thousands of years of Scottish...


Voices of Scottish Journalists: Recollections of 22 Scottish Journalists of Their Life and Work

by Ian MacDougall

Newspaper journalism is a romantic profession. The men and women who wrote for newspapers in the twentieth century started work in a 'Hold the front page!' atmosphere: hot metal, clicking typewriters and inky...


Who Pays the Ferryman?: The Great Scottish Ferries Swindle

by Roy Pedersen

Who Pays the Ferryman? is an informative and critical analysis of Scotland's ferry services. It describes the 'glory days' of how, from modest beginnings, Scotland once led the world in maritime development....


The British: A Genetic Journey

by Alistair Moffat

Hidden inside all of us - every human being on Earth - is the story of our ancestry. Printed on our DNA are the origins of our lineages, the time in history and prehistory when they arose, and the epic journeys...


The Glasgow Smile

by Allan Brown

Few cities can rival Glasgow for their contribution to the history of British humour. From the gladiatorial atmosphere of the old Empire Theatre,dubbed the 'graveyard of English comics', to the front-page controversies...


The Hammer and the Fire

by Henry Marsh

In this collection Marsh moves via Kepler and Darwin into a celebration of nature, searching within our secular world to ‘find a language’ to render its mystery and concludes by touching on the great challenges...


A Grass Bank Beyond: Memories of Mull

by Fionna Carothers

In Four Ducks on a Pond, Nicholas the Cat, assisted by novelist Annabel Carothers, observed his family of humans and animals during one year on the Ross of Mull in the early 1950s. More than fifty years later,...


With the Argylls: A Soldier's Memoir

by Ray Ward

a wonderful example of a soldier's memoir' - Trevor Royle When Ray Ward died in 1999, his sons discovered an old and dusty manuscript in an Afrika Korps ammunition box in the cellar of the family home in Glasgow....


Shredded: Inside RBS, the Bank That Broke Britain

by Ian Fraser

‘The definitive account of the Royal Bank of Scotland fiasco. It’s an engaging, if in some ways infuriating, tale of how self-serving bank executives systematically broke the rules, lent with astonishing...