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Latest Releases

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Oct 2021

    Jeda is a girl on the cusp of adulthood, living in Edinburgh; with a white father and a black mother, she feels self-conscious and out of place. Her feelings of alienation allow the stories of the shapeshifting Shadowman, who embodies all that is…

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Mara Menzies

‘Spellbinding’ – The Scotsman

‘A beguiling mixture of poetry, moving prose and magical realism’
– Sunday Times

‘An incredible, epic journey through the pain and persecution of her ancestors, before finding sacrifice, pride, love, empowerment and ultimately belonging’ – Sunday Post

‘An exquisite piece of storytelling’ The Guardian

Current Bestsellers

Growing up Black in a White World

14 Oct ’21
Blood and Gold by Mara Menzies This is a book that you won’t be expecting. But it is a book that you need – indeed that we all need. It is a book…
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