We are an independent publisher with an international outlook, producing inspiring books by innovative authors.
We have high editorial standards and seek to build the reputation of our authors by working closely with them. At Sandstone Press we pride ourselves on our exquisite taste in the titles we select and in how we present them to the world. Design, typography and production values are central to our philosophy. We publish thoughtful fiction, gripping crime and adventurous non-fiction such as outdoor, biography and memoir
Sandstone Press books have won or been shortlisted for many literary prizes including the Man Booker International, Man Booker, Commonwealth, Arthur C Clarke, Creative Scotland, Green Carnation, Saltire Society, Petrona, Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize (SA), Bill Rollinson Prize for Landscape and Tradition, Boardman Tasker, Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, Betty Trask Award, Not the Booker, and Desmond Elliott Awards.
Anne Scott has never housed her books in order of theme or author yet she knows where each of them is and the kind of life it has led. Some have been gifts but most have been chosen in bookshops unique in their style and possibilities. Gradually some of the shops become partners with her as her life changes and so do they.
A Fine House in Trinity is a Leith-set contemporary crime novel about an alcoholic who gains an inheritance, only to find that someone is prepared to kill him for it. To survive he must sober up, solve a murder, and stay one step ahead of the man who wants him dead.
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.
The castles and other properties owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland are precious jewels in the crown of the nation's heritage. This book pays tribute to the people who have made the Trust's properties so very special.
Arabella Scott, suffragette and hunger striker, is held in solitary confinement for five weeks, force-fed by the prison doctor, Hugh Ferguson Watson. Two years later, his wife, Donella, is trapped in a sexless marriage with a man haunted by the past.
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