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Short stories

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    Set in the year of the Armada, 1588: A Calendar of Crime brings together five eBook exclusive short stories featuring Hew Cullan, together with Frances, Giles, Meg and other characters from the Hew Cullan series. From the gruesome murder of a...

    Published: 10 Nov 2016
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    In this, George Mackay Brown’s first collection of short stories, the themes he would develop over his career are set out – an obsession with his home Orkney, its dark and violent Viking past, the cycle of the seasons, and the struggle...

    Published: 16 Jun 2006
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    First published in 1969, “A Time to Keep” has a vast cast of characters drawn from Orkney’s past and present. The stories offer a range of emotions and incidents, exploring how the new and old collide and crash in a community as...

    Published: 22 May 2006
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    Mungo’s wife is the extroverted and excessively cheerful Bess, too busy cracking jokes or playing whist to give her husband’s misery any sympathy and dismissing his vague intellectual, imaginative and amorous ambitions as pointless...

    Published: 07 Jul 2005
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    In this beguiling book, Alexander McCall Smith casts his eye over five chanced-upon photographs from the era of black-and-white photography and imagines the stories behind them. Who were those people, what were their stories, why are they smiling,...

    Published: 11 May 2017
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    Dark Encounters is a collection of classic and elegantly unsettling ghost stories first published in 1963. A spine-tingling collection, these tales are set in the brooding landscape of Scotland, with an air of historic authenticity – often...

    Published: 31 Oct 2017
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    Dark Encounters is a collection of classic and elegantly unsettling ghost stories first published in 1963. A spine-tingling collection, these tales are set in the brooding landscape of Scotland, with an air of historic authenticity – often...

    Published: 10 Oct 2019
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    Two men sit petrified on Christmas Eve at the thought of spending it in supernatural company; a young family makes a tense Cross-channel trip in fear of some unspecified threat; an old man contemplates jumping to his death at the thought of being...

    Published: 17 Dec 2012
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    Duncan Williamson was a Scottish traveller who went on to become one of Britain’s master story-tellers. During his lifetime he was acclaimed ‘the greatest English-speaking storyteller’, ‘the national monument of British storytelling’ and,...

    Published: 23 May 2019
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    He was dead. The spirit of the Beloved One had gone on alone into the hall of death. His body was left to them for seven days yet so that they might give it a fitting farewell. Now it was time for it too to be sent after. The priests washed his old...

    Published: 31 Aug 2004
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    Bringing together six short stories – two of which are previously unpublished – One Last Dram Before Midnight is the perfect Christmas gift for fans of Denzil Meyrick. These tales take us from Jim Daley’s early days pounding the beat in...

    Published: 14 Sep 2017
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    Para Handy has been sailing his way into the affections of generations of Scots since he first weighed anchor in the pages of the Glasgow Evening News in 1905. The master mariner and his crew – Dougie the mate, Macphail the engineer, Sunny Jim...

    Published: 20 Jul 2015
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    In Pianos and Flowers we are invited, through the medium of sepia images, to glimpse a world long departed. In these stories, inspired by long-lost photographs, the lives of the people in the frame are imagined and then explored, layer by layer....

    Published: 07 Nov 2019
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    Sheila Stewart, singer, storyteller and author, is one of the last in the line of Scotland’s travelling people. The way of life of the old travellers – tramping the country roads, camping in the woods, hawking, fortune-telling and...

    Published: 08 Aug 2013
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    This is an extraordinary collection of tales from one of the very greatest Gaelic storytellers, Angus MacLellan, and translated by one of Scotland’s finest Celtic Scholars, John Lorne Campbell. The stories in the book include every type of...

    Published: 10 Oct 2019
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    On an island like no other, populated by writers, the annual Brilliant & Forever Festival is a much anticipated event; its participants a story away from either glory or infamy. This year, three best friends – two human, one alpaca –...

    Published: 10 Mar 2016
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    If you haven’t yet met Archie the Alpaca now’s your chance. Prolific writer, social observer, grassiccino drinker, occasional dancer and loyal friend, Archie sees the world like no-one else. Gathered here are his thoughts, feelings, loves, hates...

    Published: 26 Oct 2017
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    The classic folk tales of Scotland were passed down from storyteller to storyteller, and from the first sentence they held the attention of the listeners and readers as though a spell had been cast over them, transporting them to a magical realm...

    Published: 25 Mar 2008
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    “The Island of the Women” is George Mackay Brown’s posthumously published collection of short stories, released in 1998, two years after the author’s death. Like his previous collections, “A Time to Keep” and...

    Published: 26 Jul 2006
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    When the beautiful pearl-fisher, Effie Williamson, arrives in a rural Scottish village, with her grandparents and siblings, the residents react in many different ways, from hospitable warmth to outright rejection, exacerbated when the religious,...

    Published: 01 Jun 2011