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    Sandstone Press

    Sandstone Press is an independent publisher based in Scotland, with an international outlook. We aim to publish thoughtful, intelligent and emotionally engaging narratives, both fiction and non-fiction, from unique voices, which engage strongly with the contemporary world.

    Award-winning literature from an award winning publisher Sandstone Press was selected as Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the year in 2014 and 2019, the first company to win the award twice, Nibbies Small Press of the Year in 2019, and short listed as IPG Trade Independent Publisher of the Year in 2020.

    Sandstone Press employees and authors have won or been listed for many prizes including Saltire Society Emerging Publisher of the Year, the International Booker and Booker Prizes.

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    The Marrying of Chani Kaufman

    19 year-old Chani lives in the ultra-orthodox Jewish community of North West London. She has never had physical contact with a man, but is bound to marry a stranger. Buried secrets, fear and sexual desire bubble to the surface in a story of liberation and choice; not to mention what happens on the wedding night...

    The Mountains are Calling: Running in the High Places of Scotland

    Jonny Muir explores the history and culture of the sport, and meets the legends of hill running who are revered for their extraordinary endurance.

    The Munros in Winter: 277 Summits in 83 Days

    In 1985 mountain guide Martin Moran achieved the first completion of all 277 Munros* in a single winter with the support and companionship of his wife Joy.

    The Oldest Post Office in the World: and Other Odd Places

    Not all of Hamish Brown's many travels about Scotland have taken up mountains or into wild and wind swept places, but he has found himself in some pretty odd locations.

    The Passion of Harry Bingo: Further Dispatches from Unreported Scotland

    The Passion of Harry Bingo: Further Dispatches From Unreported Scotland is the second volume of selected journalism from one of Scotland's most popular writers. It follows the highly successful publication in 2014 of Daunderlust

    The Peatlands of Britain and Ireland: A Traveller's Guide

    Clifton Bain now completes his trilogy with this look at the Peatlands of Britain and Ireland. A source of fuel for many generations, they are now a haven for wildlife and plants as well as a storehouse of greenhouse gasses.

    The Posthumous Adventures of Harry Whittaker

    When Harry Whittaker, much loved star of stage and screen, dies suddenly of a heart attack, he finds himself trapped in a bizarre afterlife. Meanwhile, his estranged son Richard is also trying to escape - from his failing cafe, his dotty mother and the wrong girlfriend. Perhaps what they all need is a guardian angel.

    The Rainforests Of Britain And Ireland

    Following his tremendous success in 2013 with The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland, Clifton Bain now turns his attention to the mixed oak, birch and other woodlands that line the west coasts of, north to south, Scotland, Northern England, Wales and Ireland.

    The Restless Wave: My Two Lives with John Bellany

    Helen Bellany, twice married to the artist John Bellany, recalls their lives together in Scotland, London, and Italy, John's rise from poverty and obscurity to worldwide recognition, and the human cost inherent in creating great art.

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