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Latest Releases

  • Hardback | Pub: 05 Oct 2023

    The Isle of Iona, 825. In a bloody, brutal raid, Abbot Blathmac is slain on the steps of his monastery for refusing to give away the location of the sacred relics of St Columba, the missionary who first brought Christianity to Scotland. Following a…

Featured Author

David Greig

‘As violent as a Tarantino movie… echoes of the Norse Sagas in all their ferocious and poetic intensity’ – Sunday Post

‘[Greig] has succeeded brilliantly. What an amazing first novel’ – Ullapool News

‘Surprisingly humorous … spans themes of love, death and faith while unpacking the brutality of the mythologised Norsemen with comedy and romance’ – Alison Campsie, Scotland on Sunday

Current Bestsellers

The Winter’s Trail

14 Feb ’24
Spring might be on its way in Scotland but it’s still February and still seasonally cold. The crisp chill makes it one of the favourite times of…
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