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The English German Girl

by Jake Wallis Simons

Fascinating and moving' - Monica Ali 'A powerful evocation of a bygone era' - Sir Martin Gilbert 'An important subject explored by a writer to watch' - Jonathan Freedland 'This well-researched and very moving...


The Dear Green Place

by Archie Hind

A classic which should be on every bookshelf,' - Scotland on Sunday Glasgow, 'the dear green place', is the setting for Archie Hind's acclaimed novel. Mat Craig is a young Glaswegian working-class hero and would-be...


Agnes Owens: The Complete Short Stories

by Agnes Owens

A terrific collection,' - The Times 'Her black humour and piercing observation bear comparison with the work of Muriel Spark,' - Guardian 'It's almost impossible to pick up this substantial collection and find...


The Glamour Chase

by Tom Doyle

A first-rate charmer with a devilish twinkle in his eye, Billy MacKenzie was a maverick figure within the music industry whose wild and mischievous spirit possibly did him more harm than good. As frontman of...


Getting Higher

by Andrew Greig

Andrew Greig is a Scottish poet of sensitivity and resilience. He deals with high-risk situations - from mountaineering to love - and is particularly good at presenting the gamut of feelings involved in rites...


Candlemas

by Shirley McKay

On Candlemas eve an apprentice candle maker finds his master, John Blair dead in his workshop, and the evidence points to the surgeon Sam Sturrock. Enlisted by Sturrock’s desperate apprentice, Hew Cullen,...


An Honourable Death

by Iain Crichton Smith

Iain Crichton Smith writes like a poet, with strong natural rhythm and precise observation' - The Times In the summer of 1870, a seventeen-year-old crofter's son turned his back on his apprenticeship with the...


Para Handy

by Neil Munro

Para Handy has been sailing his way into the affections of generations of Scots since he first weighed anchor in the pages of the Glasgow Evening News in 1905. The master mariner and his crew - Dougie the mate,...


The Invisible Spirit

by Kenneth Roy

So good I could all but not put it down: every home should have one' - Candia McWilliam, Scotsman 'The most remarkable book on Scotland I have ever read' - Ian Hamilton, QC 'A spellbinding read. Walking through...


The Beginning and End of the World

by Robert Crawford

In a work of spectacular imagination and remarkable synthesis, poet Robert Crawford celebrates St Andrews, the first town in the world to have its people, buildings and natural environment thoroughly documented...


Bonnie Prince Charlie And All That

by Allan Burnett

Packed with humour - I recommend the whole lot!,' - The School Librarian Bonnie Prince Charlie And All That is a real-life adventure packed with historical facts about Britain's royal rebel. Join the dashing...


The Black Halo

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...


An End to Autumn

by Iain Crichton Smith

Tom and Vera Mallow, who are in only their early thirties, might indeed be said to be in the autumn of their lives already, they are school teachers, both of them, but without any strong feeling for children,...


ABC My Grannie Caught a Flea

by Ewan McVicar

Adults may lament that today's children do not sing in the playground, but the kids know better. Funny, imaginative, shocking and nonsensical rhymes and songs are as much in evidence today as they always were....


The Tenement

by Iain Crichton Smith

The tenement has its being, its almost independent being, in a small Scottish town. Built of grey granite, more than a century ago, it stands four-square in space and time, the one fixed point in the febrile...


The Last Summer

by Iain Crichton Smith

A sensitively written and memorable novel of youth by one of Scotland's most distinguished twentieth century writers. Malcolm, studious, imaginative, footballing, shy, sexually aware but uncomfortably innocent,...


Troubled Waters

by Gillian Galbraith

A young disabled girl is lost on a winter's night in Leith, unable to help herself or find her way home. Someone is combing the streets, frantically searching for her. Within hours of her disappearance, a body...


The Dream

by Iain Crichton Smith

A superb novel ... it must be accorded tremendous acclaim' - Scotland on Sunday 'Iain Crichton Smith writes like a poet, with strong natural rhythm and precise observation' - The Times In the grey streets of...


Act of Murder

by Alan J. Wright

Wigan, 1894. Richard Throstle and his wife Georgina are in town with their ghoulish magic lantern show, Phantasmagoria. When Richard is found murdered in his hotel room, police sergeant Slevin takes charge of...


A Scots Quair

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Written by one of the all-time greats of Scottish literature, truly revolutionary, "A Scots Quair" is a trilogy of novels: "Sunset Song" (1932), "Cloud Howe" (1933) and "Grey Granite" (1934). At each book's...