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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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    Come by the Hills

    Come by The Hills follows Cameron McNeish's popular 2018 memoir, There's Always the Hills, and celebrates his life on the Scottish hills, his many friendships with hill-goers, writers, broadcasters and active people of all kinds.


    It's the summer before high school and Chloe's been sent to her grandparents because her mother can't cope. At first, all Chloe wants is to go home, but when she falls in with a feral gang of local boys, life takes a darker turn. By the time summer ends, Chloe will have learned where the greater danger lies.

    Cut Out

    A lyrical tale of family secrets and self-discovery. Denis knows his mother kept things from him. His godmother, Clemence, knows the truth. In rich, sensuous prose, Roberts interweaves Denis's search for answers with Clemence's memories of the time she spent working for Matisse.

    Daniel Defoe's Railway Journey: A Surreal Odyssey Through Modern Britain

    Daniel Defoe's Railway Journeys describes the odyssey undertaken by two eccentric pensioners as they travel on every mile of railway track in the UK.

    Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots

    A biography following Countess Jean Gordon from the intrigues of the court of Mary, Queen of Scots to the blood feuds and clan battles of the Far North of Scotland.

    Daunderlust: Dispatches from Unreported Scotland

    Peter Ross's weekly articles from around Scotland have been a sterling attraction for the readers of Scotland on Sunday for years. A selection of the best are collected here, for the first time. Each a gem of insight and wit, they provide a piece-by-piece portrait of a nation as it changes.

    Dead Stock

    Crime-fighting duo Ant and Bea investigate missing cats - but what does that have to do with the body on the bypass?

    Death at the Plague Museum

    Three senior civil servants are dead or missing. The hard-pressed Health Enforcement Team are fighting not just a pandemic, but government secrets.

    Downhill From Here: Running from John O'Groats to Land's End

    Approaching his middle forties, Gavin Boyter wondered what his life was all about. An ordinary runner, he came to wonder if an ordinary runner might be capable of John O'Groats to Land's End, the longest linear run in Britain. Gavin was neither the first nor the quickest but Downhill from Here is his real triumph.

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