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    Fledgling Press

    Fledgling Press is an independent publisher based in Edinburgh, publishing historical fiction, life stories, crime fiction, literary fiction and young adult fiction, including award-winning authors Helen Grant, Philip Caveney and Alex Nye. We are committed to publishing work by debut authors, emerging talent and new voices in the literary world.

    Saltire First Book Award shortlistees Moira McPartlin (The Incomers) and Kate Hunter (The Caseroom), and the next new name in Scottish Crime Fiction, Andrew James Greig (Whirligig), currently longlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger 2020 and the McIlvanney Prize 2020 are represented by Fledgling Press too.

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    The Caseroom

    The Caseroom follows the fortunes of Iza Ross as she joins the ranks as one of around 800 women who, for the first time, have been allowed to join Edinburgh's thriving print industry in the late 19th to early 20th century as typesetters: a male-dominated trade which stands resistant to changes in the industry.

    Eyes Turned Skywards

    Wing Commander Robert Sutherland has left his days as a pre-war detective far behind him, or so he thinks. Set against a background of a country that is far from united behind Winston Churchill, Eyes Turned Skywards spans land and sea and air. This novel is based around true events, including the death of the Duke of Kent during World War II.


    Augusta McAndrew lives on a remote Scottish estate with her grandmother, Rose. She hides from outsiders, as she has done her entire life. One day Rose goes out and never returns, leaving Augusta utterly alone. Then Tom McAllister arrives; good-looking and fascinating, but dangerous. What he has to tell her could tear her whole world apart.

    Leo and the Lightning Dragons

    Everybody in the kingdom supports brave knight Leo in his battle against his fearsome dragons. They try lots of different things to help him defeat them but eventually Leo realises the most important thing to do is to believe in himself. Written by Gill White for her son Leo who suffers from Ohtahara Syndrome, an extremely rare form of epilepsy.

    Star of Hope

    This third and final volume of The Sun Song Trilogy finds Sorlie and Ishbel working together in one last attempt to save Esperaneo. As The Prince's health deteriorates he hands over leadership of the Star of Hope's mission to Sorlie and Ishbel. But what is the Star of Hope? All they know is that it will free the native race from slavery.


    Graham Morgan helped to write the Scottish Mental Health (2003) Care and Treatment Act. This is the Act under which he is now detained. His story addresses mental illness from a perspective that is not heard frequently: that of those whose illness is so severe that they are subject to the Mental Health Act.

    For My Sins

    The year is 1586, and Mary Stuart is sitting in an English prison cell at the end of her life, stitching her tapestries, haunted by the ghosts of her past - only she can tell the true version of events, whilst quietly stitching her braid and entertaining the apparitions which visit her.

    Arguing with the Dead

    The year is 1839, and Mary Shelley - the author of Frankenstein - is alone. Sorting through her husband's scattered papers she is reminded of their past: the half-ruined villas in Italy, the stormy relationship with Shelley and her stepsister Claire, the loss of her children, and finally, her husband's drowning on the Gulf of Spezia.

    Between Dreams: Difficult Paths and Dangerous Places

    Steve Harvey was in the same class at school as Sting in the sixties, on 'the Fringe' with Liam Neeson in the seventies; spent a day with Spike Milligan; went round the world; breathalysed Gazza and much, much more - this is the story of his life so far.

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