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The Lost Poets: Found

07 Feb ’20
There was a decidedly celebratory air at the National Library of Scotland yesterday afternoon as crowds gathered for a momentous occasion: the…
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Four Blokes Go Wild(ish) in Spain

04 Feb ’20
Prologue For the last few years Bloody Scotland has been forging a relationship with a noir festival, Xabia Negra, in the town of Javea on Spain’s…
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A Library of One’s Own

09 Nov ’19
‘From the moment I first ventured into a library I wanted one of my own.’ Famously, Virginia Woolf said that a woman must have money and a room of…
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Burns Night in a Bowl!

24 Jan ’20
Celebrate Burns Night on 25 January with a recipe from Sue Lawrence’s book – A Taste of Scotland’s Islands – for a wonderful…
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Academic Interests Covered

28 Dec ’19
Over the last ten years, Birlinn has published high-profile and often award-winning Academic titles on its John Donald list. A flavour of the list is…
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    We’re in the middle of a Gin Craze. Scarcely a day goes by without an established brand offering a fresh take on their established styles or, more likely, a new boutique distillery opening its doors – where gin is de rigueur. From Adnams to…

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    Rum, once the poor relation of the spirit world, has undergone a revival and is no longer seen just as the preferred tipple for tipsy pirates. The craft drinks movement has certainly stimulated the rum world, with high numbers of new artisan rum…

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Ian Buxton

‘Ian Buxton tackles the drink that used to be called “Mother’s Ruin” in a book that’s newly revised and updated to take into account the new kids on the block. …You’ll find Buxton’s learned take on products such as Harris Gin and Achroos and don’t think your choice of tonic water is any less open to innovation and variety’ – Herald on Sunday

Coming up for Spring 2020

04 Jan ’20
The BIRLINN publicity team is delighted to release details of just some of the highlights coming up in the first half of 2020 in fiction,…
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Time to get Running?

01 Jan ’20
Eaten too much over the Christmas break? Thinking of taking up running for 2020? Need a little kick-start? These two books will keep you on track….
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2010–2020: A Decade of Voices

31 Dec ’19
Spanning the decade… books from Birlinn with lasting impact Selecting just 20 key, influential books from the decade would be a little like…
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