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    Saraband is an award-winning independent publisher of outstanding fiction, absorbing nature writing, pressing environmental issues and compelling memoir. Our brilliant prize-winning authors from across Scotland include Graeme Macrae Burnet, Chitra Ramaswamy, Donald S Murray, Olga Wojtas, Ever Dundas and Jim Crumley. These and writers from other parts of the UK and overseas have been recognised in major national and international prizes, including the Booker Prize, as well as the Saltire Society Awards, which highlight Scotland’s literary talent.

    We publish authors with deep knowledge of the culture, local landscapes, wildlife, folk traditions and history in regions around the UK. Our fiction includes literary, historical and contemporary stories reflecting national and international perspectives – some with a sense of humour, some gritty or dark, others thought-provoking – all engaging and vital.

    From our inception, we have provided a platform for underrepresented and marginalised voices that are often overlooked, and discovered original perspectives and talent. We’ve championed diversity and inclusion as part of our wide-ranging commitment to excellence – and to our readers of all ages, backgrounds and personal identities, wherever they may live.

    We publish across all print and digital formats, with ancillary content in our podcast, video and social channels. For more information on our authors and titles, head over to our website,, subscribe to our podcast, Cabin Fever Fables, follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and sign up to our monthly Good News newsletter here:

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    Looking for Evelyn

    Chrissie Docherty returns to the southern Africa of her childhood and tracks down Evelyn Fielding, the woman at the centre of an explosive scandal involving a traditional colonial officer and a gifted black African artist. Together, the two women uncover the secrets that shattered a remote expatriate outpost in the Zambian bush in the 1970s.


    Ian Stephen's poetry evokes the dramatic waterscapes, rocky shores and wind-blasted textures of his native Hebrides. A natural-born son of the sea, Ian writes with an intensity, spareness and precision that echoes the turmoil, the beauty - the essential character - of the northern seas and their liminal coastlines.

    Miss Blaine's Prefect and the Golden Samovar

    'The creme de la creme of crime debuts.' Al Guthrie. Shona is a proud former pupil of the Marcia Blaine School for Girls. Impeccably educated and an accomplished martial artist, linguist and musician, Shona is less successful when it comes to solving a murder mystery.

    Miss Blaine's Prefect and the Vampire Menace

    Intrepid librarian Shona McMonagle, erstwhile Marcia Blaine Academy prefect, finds herself in an isolated French mountain village, where she must solve a mystery involving the mayor, the cheesemonger, the soprano Mary Garden - and even Count Dracula himself.

    Miss Blaine's Prefect and the Weird Sisters

    A quirky, comic crime novel inspired by The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie in which a time-travelling altruist must solve a mystery involving Macbeth and the Weird Sisters. Never underestimate a librarian.

    Mistletoe Winter

    A collection of essays on our environment, nature and wildlife. As in his companion volume, Cottongrass Summer, Roy Dennis balances his alarm at the crisis confronting the natural world with his own sense of optimism that new generations can make crucial changes for the future.

    Moscow at Midnight

    Max Rushmore is re-hired by the CIA to return to Moscow and investigate the death of a beautiful nuclear waste disposal expert. So begins a game of cat-and-mouse that takes Max across Russia, as he follows his only clue: a rare Siberian diamond. All the breathless tension of classic espionage novels: a pageturner of the old school.

    Nature's Architect

    Leading nature writer Jim Crumley reveals the pioneering lifestyle of beavers following their reintroduction into Britain, considering the ecological and economic impact. Employing his trademark beautiful prose and empathy for life in the wild, Crumley considers the future for Britain's beavers and makes the case for giving them their freedom.

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