'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 . . .
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When Rose hears beautiful music coming from the forest, she is soon swept up into an enchanting secret world. This beautifully illustrated tale of old fairy magic and Midsummer song is steeped in Scottish folklore. From the creators of The Selkie Girl.
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.
It's Hannah Greenshields's first day at Memory Lane, a memory clinic in the centre of Edinburgh. John Valentine, a Memory Lane client, is reliving his wedding day over and over again, hoping to change one key event he can't forget. When Hannah and John's paths meet, they must work together to get John back to the real world before it's too late.
New Writing Scotland is the principal forum for poetry and short fiction in Scotland today. Every year it publishes the very best from both emerging and established writers, and lists many of the leading literary lights of Scotland among its past (and present) contributors.
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
When Finn and Sage realise that local legends of merfolk are true, they are caught up in a dangerous battle against an ancient underwater enemy as the magical sea-people fight to protect their secret. From the author of Guardians of the Wild Unicorns.
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