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Notes from the Basement – 19 January 2021

  20 Jan '21   |  Posted by: Birlinn

THE DYSTOPIAN MASTERPIECE

NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR


We are proud to announce the publication of our brand new edition of George Orwell’s 1984. A powerful and prophetic novel, it is still frighteningly relevant today, more than 70 years after it was written.

This edition features a specially commissioned introduction by Alex Massie, columnist for The Times and The Sunday Times, and Scotland Editor of The Spectator. Massie’s introduction is the first to recognise the importance that Barnhill, Orwell’s home on the Island of Jura, had on
the writing of this classic.

‘The book of the twentieth century … haunts us with an ever-darker relevance’ 
Ben Pimlott, Independent

Available Now.

THREE YEARS ON: CARILLION – SOMEBODY, SOMEWHERE GETTING A MILLION
This week marks the three year anniversary of the staggering collapse of construction giant Carillion. Three years on the government has now decided that eight Carillion directors should be barred from standing as company directors ever again.

But how did we get here? And why did it take so long for these decisions to be made? The truth is out there in Bob Wylie’s searing account of the scandal, Bandit Capitalism. A Financial Times Book of the Year, Bandit Capitalism goes behind the scenes to lay bare the corruption, incompetence and greed that led to the downfall of Carillion.

READ MORE FROM BOB WYLIE ON THE BIRLINN WEBSITE

KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THESE GEMS

HITTING SHELVES IN 2021

While we spent a great deal of 2020 staying at home, many of us also took the opportunity to connect more with nature and explore our local environment. We have a brilliant selection of nature and outdoor books coming in 2021 to take you on a sweeping journey from the peaks of the Cairngorms to England’s coastal waters.

READ THE FULL PREVIEW HERE

BIRLINN JANUARY SALE

20% OFF ACROSS OUR WEBSITETo jump-start your reading this year we are pleased to offer a 20% discount across our site* until the end of January. From our bestselling tartan noir to our unrivalled Scottish history list and our delightful children’s titles, there’s sure to be something for everyone!

If you are purchasing an eBook direct from our website please use the following voucher code when prompted to receive your discount: Y7PQ397EG27U*excluding pre-order products and gift bundles.

BROWSE OUR GREAT TITLES HERE

BIRLINN JANUARY SALE
20% OFF ACROSS OUR WEBSITETo jump-start your reading this year we are pleased to offer a 20% discount across our site* until the end of January. From our bestselling tartan noir to our unrivalled Scottish history list and our delightful children’s titles, there’s sure to be something for everyone!

If you are purchasing an eBook direct from our website please use the following voucher code when prompted to receive your discount: Y7PQ397EG27U*excluding pre-order products and gift bundles
BROWSE OUR GREAT TITLES HERE
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