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.
Written with warmth and sensitivity, Michele Roberts navigates the difficult road from depression and anxiety to acceptance and understanding of the value of the friendships which nurture her and make life worth living - whatever happens.
Stolen Lives is an authoritative and compassionate investigation into human trafficking and slavery in Britain today, placing this appalling crime in its international context, and demonstrating that despite much work to identify and support survivors, it continues to increase - in plain sight.
Following the Amber Route from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, C.J. Schuler charts the origins of amber, the myths and legends that have grown around it, and the dazzling artefacts crafted from it and traded along the way.
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.
Keen to see some of Europe, queer couple Lilith and Abigail get on their old bikes and start pedalling. Along flat fens and up Swiss Alps, they will meet new friends and exorcise old demons as they push their bodies - and their relationship - to the limit.
Military working dogs are silently winning the war against the world's deadliest insurgents; day after day saving soldiers' lives in the most dangerous country on the planet. Many have been rescue animals, neglected or mistreated by their owners before being given a new lease of life on the front line.
Ostracised at school because of her parents' eccentricity, Anna coped by inventing an imaginary friend called Pipkin. She eventually forgot her childhood companion, but suddenly Pipkin is back and this time he's real and more sinister than she ever dreamt he could be.
Senior Irish diplomat, Marty Ransom, is torn between duty to his country and loyalty to the Anglo-Irish tradition in which he was raised. When he meets Alison, a Home Office employee now transferred to the British embassy in Dublin, Marty's fidelities are once again split.
All or Nothing At All is the life story of Billy Bland, fellrunner extrordinaire and holder of many records including that of the Bob Graham Round. Filled with stories of competition and rich in northern humour, All or Nothing At All is testimony to the life spent in the fells by one of their greatest champions, Billy Bland.
Chris Townsend embarks on a 700-mile walk along the spine of Scotland, the line of high ground where fallen rain runs either west to the Atlantic or east to the North Sea. he reflects on: nature and history, conservation and rewilding, land use and literature, and change in a time of limitless potential for both better and worse.
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