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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 Wood that Built London: A Social and Environmental History of the Great North Wood

    It is hard to imagine that much of the suburban townscape from Croydon to the Thames at Deptford was a vast wood, stretching for almost seven miles. This compelling narrative history charts the fortunes of the North Wood from the earliest times: its ecology, ownership, management, and its gradual encroachment by the expanding metropolis.

    There's Always the Hills

    Cameron McNeish reflects on a life dedicated to the outdoors. Following his career as an international long jump athlete, he has for almost forty years written and talked about walking and climbing in Scotland.

    To Ride the Mountain Winds: A History of Aerial Mountaineering and Rescue

    A history of aerial mountaineering and rescue all over the world from the first balloon flights over the Alps to daring helicopter rescues and mountain conflict.

    Tom Weir: An Anthology

    Tom Weir as a popular television personality climaxed a long life as explorer, naturalist and photographer. His dedication took him from impoverished Glasgow to the ends of the earth and this selection, some never before published, touches on all his many enthusiasms, a book to appeal to all who hold dear the memory of a notable Scotsman.


    Alice's life is dictated by her autistic son, Sam, who refuses to leave their remote Lancashire farm. Husband Duncan brings Larry, a rootless wanderer, to the farm to embark on a money making scheme they've dreamed up. Alice is hostile but Larry beguiles Sam with tales of travel in the outside world and, soon, Alice begins to fall for him, too.

    Tuath Air A' Bhealach (North of Balloch)

    The sun has long gone down, the four have eaten and drank a bit and the vibe is good with a warm stove in the corner. Why not share personal stories, never before revealed to others? Why not, indeed? But, you might tell the 'wrong' story and that might seriously offend with unexpected consequences.

    Upbeat: The Story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq

    The story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq is here told by its musical director from its inception to its eventual end.

    Wait for Me, Jack

    Set near San Francisco, this warm and funny novel follows the fortunes and failures of Jack and Milly for sixty years. They marry in 1952, and typical of post-war couples, shift up a class. Optimistic and full of plans, they see themselves living the American Dream.

    Waiting for Lindsay

    Lindsay Mathieson, confident, carefree and thirteen years old, walks up the beach where she has played all her life. She does not come back. More than thirty years later, her younger brothers and cousins are still dealing with the fallout from that terrible summer.

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