'She [Bessie Smith] showed me the air and taught me how to fill it ... she's the reason I started singing, really' - Janis Joplin '[Jackie Kay] offers the most vivid evocation of Bessie Smith I have ever read' - Ian Carr, BBC Music Bessie Smith was born in Tennessee in 1894.
If you loved Rivers of London, this fantastic mystery set in Edinburgh's magical underworld will be the perfect next read. And anyone who enjoyed Stranger Things will root for Ropa, as she discovers secrets hidden in the darkness . . .
THE SUNDAY TIMES' SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2021 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT CONSERVATION AWARD 2021 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH ACADEMY BOOK PRIZE 2021 LONGLISTED FOR THE HIGHLAND BOOK PRIZE 2021
Follow the cuddly little alien 'Dillie Dally' as he flies to Planet Dream and meets the super soft Bedtime Sheep in their propeller hats and the cuddly multi-coloured Chumbles. A TV tie-in board book to accompany the successful CBeebies animated series as seen on Bedtime hour.
Featuring glowing illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark, and translated from Saviour Pirotta's lively retellings, these classic fairy tales are now shared in Scots for the first time, translated by a host of well known Scottish writers.
There's mystery afoot in Moreland as Warden Grace Griffin investigates a puzzling series of thefts ... Award-winner Vashti Hardy celebrates kindness, found family and brilliantly inventive kids in this steampunk companion to The Griffin Gate.
London, 1965. A young woman believes that a charismatic psychotherapist, Collins Braithwaite, has driven her sister to suicide. Intent on confirming her suspicions, she assumes a false identity and presents herself to him as a client.
Deep Wheel Orcadia is a magical first: a science-fiction verse novel written in the Orcadian dialect, as well as the first full-length work of adult fiction in the Orkney language for over fifty years.
A fun, wildly original, fact-packed and beautifully illustrated book by the Sears brothers, revealing our giant species as we've never seen ourselves before and showing us how - together - we can do a better job of looking after the planet
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