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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...


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...


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...

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...

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...


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...