Edinburgh-born Jean Findlay has spent her life working in various areas of literature. She set up Scotland Street Press in 2014 and now publishes Scottish and international authors, selling the rights worldwide. Scotland Street Press has published twenty-four books, four of them partially or entirely written in Scots – the most recent ones are Wilson’s Ornithology and Burds in Scots, a poem collection by Hamish MacDonald and Alindarka’s Children (Things Will Be Bad), by Alhierd Bacharevič. SSP publications have been well received with reviews in the Times Literary Supplement, The Herald, Country Life, The Sunday Times, The National and our authors have been features in BBC radio programmes. Both in 2019 and 2020 the press has been shortlisted for the Bookseller Small Press of the Year Award. The press has participated to the EIBF since 2016 featuring at least two authors in the programme. This year 5 of our authors would have participated if it weren’t for the pandemic. Scotland Street Press collaborates on every aspect of every book, and this process has been highly educative for the emerging young publishers who undertake internships with us. We have worked with many student interns from Scotland and Europe. Currently, the team comprises Jean Findlay, Head of Publishing as project manager, Don Morrison, the sales rep, and Lucrezia Gaion, currently in the paid position of freelance Publishing Assistant.
The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps is a modern ballad in verse form, reminiscent of the Tale of Tam o' Shanter, but with a child protagonist. Crispin inherits a ghostly and ghastly stately pile, threatened by a curse and menaced by a demonic butler. Faeries, witches and ghosts make their mark on the boy as the tale builds to a climax.
Adventurous and beguiling travel memoir by a young man of 23, voyaging over Europe to Tibet, on foot, horseback and bus. A coming of age book, ending when he witnesses the uprising of Tibetan monks in 1987, which was put down with violence by the Chinese authorities. With a forward by Alexander McCall Smith.
Known above all for his translation of Proust, Charles Scott Moncrieff also had his own poetry and stories published in literary periodicals in the early twentieth century. Here for the first time is a collection of these.
This is a story about hope overcoming evil, written with satisfying moral complexity. Ruth's devastation breaks apart time. She sees that her hopes and dreams are a visceral halo of rainbow colours spinning to white... and that evil dream thieves are severing these halos from sleeping victims, many of whom she knows.
After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis aged 27, Roger Chisholm started on a series of extreme adventures: ski- mountaineering in the Alps, sailing the Arctic Circle, working as a doctor in India. This is the story of a man determined to live life to the full in spite of the odds.
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