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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...


Shackleton's Boat Journey

by Frank Arthur Worsley

This is an account of the Shackleton boat journey. The journey began in August 1914 in London and the next the world knew of Shackleton was in May 1916, when three ragged men staggered into the whaling station...


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...


Set Adrift upon the World

by James Hunter

They would be better dead, they said, than set adrift upon the world. But set adrift they were "€“ thousands of them, their communities destroyed, their homes demolished and burned. Such were the Sutherland...


Rivals

by Murdo Fraser

The struggles of the Scottish Civil War of 1644"€“45 could easily be personified as a contest between James Graham, 1st Marquis of Montrose and Archibald Campbell, 8th Earl of Argyll. Yet at first glance there...


Behind the Rose

by Stephen Jones & Nick Cain

This is a complete history of the England rugby union team – told by men who have donned the white shirt with its iconic red rose. Based on a combination of painstaking research into the early years of the...


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...


Scotland

by Alistair Moffat

‘Alistair Moffat’s Bannockburn is a pacy account of the days leading up to the battle’ – Saturday Herald ‘A carefully considered account of a well-trodden historical event, Moffat enlightens and educates...


Magicians of Scotland, The

by Ron Butlin

‘A lively collection of poems that will entertain, move and frequently amuse . . . this book confirms [Butlin] as one of our finest contemporary poets’ – Alexander McCall Smith on The Magicians of Edinburgh...


Pep Confidential

by Martí Perarnau & Mart?? 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...


William Wallace And All That

by Allan Burnett & Scoular Anderson

Packed with humour - I recommend the whole lot!,' - The School Librarian William Wallace And All That is a real-life adventure packed with historical facts about Scotland’s legendary hero. Join Sir William...


The Stewart Earls of Orkney

by Peter Anderson

For almost a century the islands of Orkney and Shetland were under the rule of the Stewart earls, father and son, a rule remarkable for its infamous reputation in island history. Robert Stewart was an illegitimate...


Monday Girl

by Doris Davidson

After the death of her father, 10-year-old Renee and her mother are forced to open up their Aberdeen home to two lodgers. An impressionable and romantic child, Renee grows up weaving romantic fantasies around...


St Valery

by Bill Innes

Examines the fateful chain of events in 1940, and reassesses some of the myths that arose in the intervening years. This book includes accounts that present the chaos and horror of war and the grim deprivation...


Stalin's Legacy

by Struan Stevenson

As undisputed leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin was directly responsible for the deaths of up to 60 million of his fellow citizens, a truly horrific figure which confirms him as one of the most notorious...


Spartacus

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

The uprising of the slaves against the Romans in 73 BC, led by the gladiator Spartacus, has been an inspiration to generations of people who have stood up against oppression. By the time he was captured by Marcus...


The Spirit of Success

by Norman Drummond

Who are you? Why are you living and working in the way that you are? What might you yet become and do with your life? The answer to these three fundamental questions lie at the heart of this revolutionary guide...


Mr Standfast

by John Buchan

Recalled from active service, Richard Hannay is sent undercover on a crucial secret mission to find a dangerous German agent at large in Britain. Disguised as a pacifist, Hannay travels from London to Glasgow...