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Pearl Fishers

by Robin Jenkins

‘Worthy of the greatest respect throughout the English-language world’ – Paul Binding, Guardian ’Pared down to a sharp clarity, the prose of this novel cuts out all excess to show the cross-currents...


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...


Salmond

by David Torrance

Alex Salmond is well known in Scotland, the UK and beyond as the leader of the Scottish National Party and Scotland's First Minister, but relatively little is understood about Salmond as a human being, what...


Downfall

by Alan McCombes

From prison cell to the political limelight, and back again, there is no doubt that Tommy Sheridan – tanned, handsome and armed with a soundbite for every occasion – was one of the most colourful figures...


The Road to Rowanbrae

by Doris Davidson

A tender, uplifting family story set in Aberdeenshire, sweeping from the early years of this century to the present day. Mysie Lonie was only sixteen when her drunken father sold her for thirty pounds as wife...


The Shadow of the Sycamores

by Doris Davidson

The Shadow of the Sycamores traces the fortunes of the Rae family, from Henry Rae's birth in 1871, when his drunken father, a blacksmith, forgets the name chosen for him, to his old age in the 1940s. We follow...


The Girl with the Creel

by Doris Davidson

Compelling' – Aberdeen Evening Express 'Absorbing' – Manchester Evening News Lizann Jappy is the daughter of a fisherman from the close community of Buckie. Having led a sheltered girlhood, her life is turned...


The Back of Beyond

by Doris Davidson

Two young men from a remote Scottish village decide to make their fortunes in London, but can’t escape their close ties to home or the girl they leave behind… Alistair Ritchie and Dougal Finnie have grown...


Scots Who Made America

by Rick Wilson

Andrew Carnegie was born in Dumfermline, son of a humble weaver, but left his native shores for the New World in 1848. On his arrival in Pennsylvania he became a bobbin-boy at a local cotton mill. Then followed...


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...


Salmond

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...


The Mirabelle Bevan Mystery Collection

by Sara Sheridan

‘Mirabelle has a dogged tenacity to rival Poirot’ – Sunday Herald ‘I was gripped from start to finish’ – Newbooks magazine ‘Unfailingly stylish, undeniably smart’ - Daily Record ‘A crime force to...


SY StorY

by Donald S. Murray & Douglas Roberts

Lewisman Donald S. Murray tells in his inimitable verse and prose Stornoway’s story from the days when Mesolithic people sheltered there to its present-day life as a bustling, modern harbour, casting light...


Pep Confidential

by Martí Perarnau

‘Access inside the changing room and behind the scenes that any journalist or writer would kill for… Perarnau’s insights are astonishing’ – Graham Hunter ‘Write about everything you see. Be as critical...


Jam and Jeopardy

by Doris Davidson

It's a dismal day that doesn't include a dose of Doris' - Press and Journal 89-year-old spinster, Janet Stouter, takes pleasure in raking up scandals, old and new, about her neighbours. She also relishes refusing...


Attila

by Ross Laidlaw

‘A tremendous story . . . the incursion into the empire of the strangest and most frightening of the barbarian invaders – and he tells it with great verve and vigour. His prose has a pace, he has a keen eye...


The Whaler of Scotland Yard

by Jock Murray

Jock Murray looks back over an extraordinary and varied life in this entertaining autobiography. From humble beginnings on a croft in the Outer Hebrides, at the age of fifteen he went on to work in the Hydro...


World War II: Scottish Tales of Adventure

by Allan Burnett

Acclaimed children’s author Allan Burnett turns his attention to the Second World War in a book of explosively exciting and emotionally charged tales of bravery and adventure. Featuring the true exploits of...


Nightmare at Scapa Flow

by H.G. Weaver & H.J. Weaver

Sinking the battleship HMS Royal Oak in the Royal Navy's home anchorage, with the loss of more than 800 of her crew, was Germany's first shattering blow against Britain in the 1939-45 war. Within six weeks the...