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  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jul 2011
    £9.99

    The poems of this bilingual collection by award-winning poet Angus Peter Campbell examine the decay and fragmentation of Gaelic language and identity in the modern age, exploring the ways in which language and identity intersect with the historical...

  • Paperback | Pub: 22 Sep 2016
    £9.99

    Taking a job in the studio of an Edinburgh taxidermist probably isn’t Walt’s wisest decision. Suffering from combat stress and struggling to outrun the demons from his past, he now finds himself confronted by the undead on a daily basis....

  • Hardback | Pub: 16 Aug 2016
    £16.99

    Once more, we catch up with the delightful goings-on in the fictitious 44 Scotland Street from Alexander McCall Smith. With customary charm and deftness, Alexander McCall Smith gives us another installment in this popular series, now running in its...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Sep 2004
    £9.99

    Ian Hamilton Finlay is one of the most innovative and wide-ranging artists working in Scotland. The distinctive classicism of his graphic work and sculptures are instantly recognisable, whether set in the heart of busy public spaces in Europe and...

  • E-Book | Pub: 12 Sep 2012
    £5.99

    Young Englishwoman Kore Arabin has inherited a remote Greek island from her father. The superstitious islanders blame Kore for every mishap and natural disaster. Sir Edward Leithen and Vernon Milburne must save her before the islanders sacrifice her...

  • Paperback | Pub: 22 May 2008
    £12.99

    Kenneth Buthlay’s edition of “A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle” is widely considered to be the best edition of all and provides extensive commentary and notes, taking the reader through MacDiarmid’s complex and often opaque...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 May 2011
    £9.99

    This powerful, meticulously researched novel is a moving tale of one girl’s struggle against a world in turmoil. In 1930s Berlin, choked by the tightening of Hitler’s fist, the Klein family are gradually losing everything that is...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Apr 2011
    £12.99

    Alongside the mountain poems from Men on Ice, Order of the Day and Western Swing will be brand new material, facsimiles of previously unpublished material – including his first poem, written in 1972 – and illustrations and material from...

  • Paperback | Pub: 16 Apr 2015
    £7.99

    In the house of a Roman Catholic bishop a man lies in a pool of blood. Out in the bishop’s diocese the quiet life of parish priest Father Vincent Ross is about to be thrown into turmoil by a terrifying revelation. There are ugly scandals being...

  • Paperback | Pub: 26 Jul 2010
    £9.99

    This remarkable collection explores the complex ways in which people and things are held – both metaphorically and physically – in the world. Through motifs of vessels and containers, Elizabeth Burns’ exquisite and energetic poetry...

  • Paperback | Pub: 22 Apr 2010
    £12.99

    “Inside The Wicker Man” is a treat for all cinemagoers, exhaustively researched and achieving a near-perfect balance between history, trivia and serious analysis. Allan Brown describes the filming and distribution of the cult masterpiece...

  • E-Book | Pub: 25 Aug 2012
    £4.99

    Once described as ‘a tale of adventure and betrayal on the long bloody road to Culloden Moor’, A Lost Lady of Old Years is set in Scotland during the Rebellion of ’45. Young Edinburgh-born Francis Birkenshaw cares nothing for the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Dec 2008
    £9.99

    Published as ‘a sly wink to the master’, this anthology of contemporary poetry is full of surprises. Twelve leading Scottish poets were asked to supply a selection of new work appropriate to Robert Burns’ title “Poems,...

  • Hardback | Pub: 19 Apr 2010
    £12.99

    As Heather Brodie kisses her lover goodnight, her disabled husband lies dead, his throat cut from ear to ear. Who wanted Gavin Brodie dead? Many people, including Gavin Brodie. Crushed by an incurable illness, he pleaded to be allowed to die. When...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jul 2017
    £9.99

    Peaks and Troughs is the story of a naive young man who is initiated into adulthood through the harsh reality of having to survive in the material world.  Despite the hardships, he never loses his belief that there is an alternative way to farm...

  • Hardback | Pub: 09 Sep 2015
    £16.99

    Odysseus returns to Ithaca after nearly twenty years, half of it spent as a soldier and the other half as a soldier of fortune. During his absence his wife Penelope remains faithful, despite Odysseus being missing and presumed dead, but when her...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Apr 2011
    £8.99

    The book that fans of the Skids, Big Country and the Raphaels have been waiting for – a critical perspective not only of Adamson’s music and its wider cultural influence, but also the excesses of fame and how the music business really...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Apr 2010
    £9.99

    The stark, vast beauty of the remote Arctic Europe landscape has been the focus of human exploration for thousands of years. In this striking blend of travel writing, history and mythology, Gavin Francis offers a unique portrait of the northern...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Oct 2016
    £14.99

    Gathered in this book are over twenty islands that have decidedly human origins, whether they are the products of imagination, deception or simply human error. They are phantoms, fakes and legends: an archipelago of ex-isles and forgotten...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 May 2010
    £9.99

    “Under Fishbone Clouds” is a love story and family saga interwoven with traditional folktales and stories from ancient Chinese history. Set against the backdrop of dramatic events of recent Chinese political history, we follow the lives...