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Latest Releases

Current Bestsellers

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Apr 2021

    ‘Hauntingly delicious’ – Sunday Post Bitterhall is a story of obsession told between three unreliable narrators. Daniel, Órla and Tom share a flat and narrate the intersections of their lives, from future-world 3D printing…

Featured Author

Helen McClory

‘snatched, impressionistic chapters [which] can switch between personal reflection and prose poetry – an elegant style which only gains in effectiveness as the haunted, gothic undercurrent of the novel becomes more apparent’
– Herald

 ‘Hauntingly delicious’
– Sunday Post

‘A ghostly, shape-shifting novel from a rising Scottish writer… playfully alert to ideas of authenticity, possession and the malleable nature of narrative’
– Daily Mail

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