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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.
Following serious illness, Stuart Block marries his girlfriend Marie. His marriage is short-lived as she soon develops a passion for protesting the badger cull, as well as for Henry, a handsome protestor.
It is 1927 and Gereon Rath experiences a city in a state of ecstasy. Cocaine, illegal night clubs, street riots between the rising Nazis and the communists. The young and ambitious inspector, new in town and ordered to work for the vice squad, meddles with the investigations to a murder - and is not yet aware that he has stirred up a hornet's nest.
Defence Lawyer Robbie Munro's wife has been stalked by a witness in a trial she is prosecuting. When the stalker is killed and Robbie is charged with murder his friends are only too willing to come up with schemes to prove his innocence. In the end though, will it be his enemies who make the difference?
A Shetland travel narrative since Victorian times, in which the author spent weeks exploring scenic landmarks, archaeological treasure troves and remote islands. It is suitable for lovers of lyrical travel writing.
Edwin Morgan is Britain's premier living poet. He has published many collections of poetry, criticism, essays and translations. His "A Book of Lives" was awarded the Sundial Scottish Arts Council Poetry Award for 2008.
A novel about the aftermath of war. Sean McNicol's best friend Mitch saved his life in Afghanistan, in an act of impulsive heroism. Now Mitch is dead and Sean has left the Royal Marines with a head full of ghosts and guilt.
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