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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.
First published in 2009, CAIRNGORM JOHN: A life in mountain rescue is universally recognised as a classic mountaineering book. Sandstone Press now presents a 10th anniversary edition which will include a substantial new section entitled Ten Years After.
Hamish Brown, who occupies a special place as a Scottish writer and traveller, turns his wealth of experience into captivating narratives of fascinating people and places; sometimes serious, at times laugh aloud in this new volume. Chasing the Dreams is a companion to Walking the Song.
Approaching the end of his nine year stint as a BBC journalist in Beijing, Michael Bristow decided he wanted to write about the country's modern history. To assist him he asked for the help of his language teacher. It came as a surprise though, to learn that the teacher was also a cross-dresser.
Jessie is an aspiring actress who has moved to London to try to make a breakthrough into the big time but is finding the going tough. She has to work in a hotel to make ends meet and is about give up when she stumbles, with the help of her friend Curtis, on a novel way of using her acting talents for gain.
Ove Bakkerud, newly separated and extremely disillusioned, is looking forward to a final quiet weekend at his summer home before closing for winter but, when the tourists leave, less welcome visitors arrive. Bakkerud's cottage is ransacked by burglars and next door he discovers the body of a man who has been beaten to death.
Celebrating 1450 years since Columba's arrival on Iona, the Iona Cathedral Trust has commissioned this new history to describe his influence and to discuss developments on Iona since. This includes George MacLeod, the Abbey reconstruction, and the Iona Community.
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