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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...


Scotland and Poland: Historical Encounters, 1500-2010

by Tom Devine & David Hesse

This collection of essays explores more than five centuries of Scottish–Polish interactions. It focuses on the two main moments of contact: the early modern experiences of Scottish pedlars, merchants, mercenaries...


Cruachan: The Hollow Mountain

by Marian Pallister

‘Cruachan!’ was the battle cry of the Campbells. In the early 1960s, the invasion of the 3,000 men who hollowed out Argyll’s noblest and highest mountain as part of a massive hydroelectric project could...


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...


Western Ferries: Taking on Giants

by Roy Pedersen

In the late 1960s, drawing on Scandinavian experience, Western Ferries pioneered roll-on roll off ferry operations in Scotland’s West Highlands and Islands. This innovative company’s original focus, was...


101 Gins to Try Before You Die

by Ian Buxton

We’re in the middle of a new Gin Craze. Scarcely a day goes by without an established brand offering a fresh take on their styles or, more likely, a new boutique distillery opening its doors – where gin is...


Sixty Degrees North

by Malachy Tallack

‘a brave book . . . and a beautiful book’ – ROBERT MAC FARLA NE ‘Malachy Tallack is the real deal, a writer given over to pure curiosity, honest witness and that most precious of gifts, an unselfconscious...


Shore to Shore

by Kevin MacNeil

‘History isn’t a thing of the past – we’re making it now’ – Jim Sutherland, Artistic Director, Struileag The descendants of the Gaels are scattered far and wide across the world – a diaspora that is...


Scotland Forever!: The Scots Greys at Waterloo

by Iain Gale

The Battle of Waterloo in 1815 was a turning point in European history. The British and their allies led by the Duke of Wellington faced the massed forces of Napoleon. It was the French emperor’s last throw...


Scottish History Without the Boring Bits

by Ian Crofton

‘Under Crofton’s collector’s eye, the rollicking spirit of Scotland, old and modern, comes proudly alive’ – Sunday Herald Scottish History without the Boring Bits offers a colourful melange of the bawdy,...


Inspector McLevy Mysteries

by David Ashton

A Victorian Morse with a heart' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Elegant and convincing' THE TIMES 'Ashton is the direct heir to Robert Louis Stevenson' BRIAN COX, STAR OF THE BBC RADIO 4 McLEVY PLAY The first three Inspector...


Our Day in May

by Ed Hodge

May 17, 2014; the greatest date in St Johnstone Football Club’s history. The day the Perthshire outfit saw 130 years of waiting to lift a major trophy come to a glorious end. In his first full season in charge,...


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....


Self-Sacrifice: Life with the Iranian Mojahedin

by Struan Stevenson

‘There is much we can learn from Stevenson’s disturbing account of mistakes, duplicities and blunders that have led directly to the rise of ISIS and the catastrophic events that now engulf the Middle East.’...


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...