New and Exciting Titles From Scottish Publishers
Until a couple of years ago, J. M. Barrie's manuscript letters to Robert Louis Stevenson were presumed lost by Barrie's biographers. This fascinating and witty exchange shows why they developed such an intense bond (despite never meeting) and the deep impact their correspondence had on Barrie's life and work after Stevenson died.
A modern day Hansel and Gretel story, described as 'Kafkaesque with elements of cyberpunk'. Winner of awards in the original Belarusian and of an English Pen Award for Translation.
Meet the amazing animals of Scotland in this beautiful gift book, packed full of fun facts, vibrant illustrations and maps showing where to spot these wonderful creatures -- from puffins and basking sharks to endangered wildcats.
From wicked queens and fearsome beasts to sneaky witches and terrible giants, this atmospherically illustrated collection of darkly magical fairy tales gathers together stories of children who show true courage and face their fears.
WW1 is over. As a nurse at the front, Clementine has found and lost love, but has settled for middle class marriage. Vincent had half his face blown off, and wants more than life offers now. Drawn together by their shared experiences at the Front, they have a compulsive relationship ending in disaster for one of them.
Joseph Kirkland, who is being brought up in a strict religious community, is torn between his beliefs and his non-religious friends and his own doubts. This witty and acutely observed novel does not take sides but reveals how humanity usually wins out where different world views coexist.
A cynical and narcissistic Italian journalist travels around Scotland to report on the Scottish independence referendum. His encounters and adventures provide a complex yet humorous take on the question of nation in the present day.
Anti-Soviet dystopia first published in 1938, after the author had been travelling in Russia during the period of the show trials. Published a decade before Orwell's 1984, it deals with the political use of fear and the millenarianism that underlay secular politics of the time.
Celtic women, both 'ordinary' and 'extraordinary' have often been overlooked inrecorded history, while their male counterparts hogged the limelight. Too often written by the victors, and written by men, for men, the incredible stories of Scottish, Irish and Welsh women have been all-too-often banished to the footnotes of our nations'interwoven histories. This collection brings together the stories of those women already well-known, whoseplace in history is significant and remembered - or often misremembered - and thosewomen whose mark is found in the shadows, women whose stories are now uncoveredand celebrated in a new light.
A collection of extraordinary stories and photography about our human connection with trees and the ways they make a mark on people's lives.
Happiness Is Wasted On Me is a genre-blending tale that spans a decade in the life of Walter Wedgeworth. It's a coming of age tale, a family drama, a mystery, and a biting dark comedy. Ultimately, it's the story of how even the strangest people can find their way in the world.
In Island Dreams, Gavin Francis examines our collective fascination with islands. He blends stories of his own travels with psychology, philosophy and great voyages from literature, shedding new light on the importance of islands and isolation in our collective consciousness.
Unlucky Bertie has gambled away the family fortune! So it's goodbye to the palace, hello to a little house on King Street for these royals. Who knew living like commoners could be so hard? A hilarious new story from the bestselling author of The Accidental Prime Minister, particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+
'Tailored for Scotland' tells the story of Edinburgh family business Kinloch Anderson, tailors and kiltmakers. For over 150 years they have succeeded in business, design and Scottish fashion, and played a key role in the story of tartan.
The heart-warming tale of one boy and the dog that changes his life from the much loved and award-winning author Nicola Davies.
When young warden in training Grace Griffin goes against her family's wishes she's soon tangled up in a dangerous scheme in this new steampunk, fantasy adventure from Blue Peter Book Award-winner Vashti Hardy.
The Sins of Allie Lawrence is a tale of temptation, inspired by the legend of Black Donald, and set against the vibrant world of the theatre.After a blazing row with her mother, sixteen-year-old Allie Lawrence impulsively runs away from the family home in Killiecrankie, with no plan other than to go to Edinburgh to 'be an actor.'
Spend Christmas with everyone's favourite Snowman! Now available in Scots for the very first time, Matthew Fitt brings this classic tale to life in a new way which is sure to delight Scots readers both new and old. The Snowman is the perfect festive read for ALL the family!
This is a story narrated from the point of view of a nine-year old girl, called Tamara, who takes in the intricacies of the survival strategies of the world she inherits, marked by poverty, unspeakable trauma, and inescapable scenarios.
This monumental work by Estonia's greatest writer is a European classic which has for too long been neglected in the English-speaking world. It tells the story of how Tsarist Estonia developed into the First Republic through the experiences of a family.
A radical new translation of the dystopian classic that influenced George Orwell and Aldous Huxley, introduced by Margaret Atwood
A gamekeeper is found hanging lifeless from a tree near a sleepy Highland town. A police investigation finds he has been cleverly snared. As the body count rises, the hunt is on to find the murderer. But the town doesn't give up its secrets easily and who makes the intricate clockwork mechanisms carved from bone and wood found at each crime?