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Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited

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  • E-Book | Pub: 16 Apr 2015
    £4.99

    Russia, 1943. A girl from Leningrad, a soldier from Venice, stand together on the edge of wilderness. He is a shadow of a man, trapped behind wire, an enemy in her land. She takes something from her pocket, slips her hand through the wire, and...

  • E-Book | Pub: 28 Sep 2012
    £7.99

    The Fab Four: George, John, Paul and Ringo, a quartet of working-class kids whose magical songs and revolutionary influence still inspires four decades on. More has been written about The Beatles than any other rock group in history and it is...

  • 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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
    £4.99

    A young girl is kidnapped and taken through the desert to an isolated mountain brothel. Two thousand years later, after a suspicious landslide near Lanzhou, a low-level bureaucrat searches for a missing colleague. A thirteenthcentury Franciscan...

  • 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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 03 Mar 2014
    £4.99

    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...

  • 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: 24 Jul 2015
    £9.99

    The Magicians of Scotland will build upon the success of The Magicians of Edinburgh (reprinted five times) and on that book’s critical acclaim. Ron Butlin is the Edinburgh Makar and this collection will have an Edinburgh emphasis while seeking...

  • 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
    £7.99

    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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
    £4.99

    When the beautiful pearl-fisher, Effie Williamson, arrives in a rural Scottish village, with her grandparents and siblings, the residents react in many different ways, from hospitable warmth to outright rejection, exacerbated when the religious,...

  • 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: 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...