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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
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    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: 06 Mar 2008
    £7.99

    This thrilling police-procedural debut from crime writer Gillian Galbraith introduces readers to Alice Rice, Edinburgh’s latest fictional detective and a new female presence in the macho world of crime detection. Galbraith draws on her own...

  • 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...

  • Digital Download | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
    £3.99

    This is the first Dr Steven Dunbar thriller. When seven-year-old Amanda Chapman is admitted to hospital with acute renal failure, her parents are in despair. Their hope is renewed when Amanda is accepted for treatment in a pioneering,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 22 May 2008
    £12.99

    Kenneth Buthlay’s edition of the long poem “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...

  • Digital Download | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
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    John Motram, a cell biologist at Newcastle University, firmly believes that Black Death was not caused by bubonic plague but by an unknown virus. He is excited when Oxford University informs him that there might be preserved bodies of Black Death...

  • Digital Download | Pub: 01 Jun 2016
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    It’s July 1968, and redoubtable fishing-boat skipper Sandy Hoynes has his daughter’s wedding to pay for – but where are all the fish? He and the crew of the Girl Maggie come to the conclusion that a new-fangled supersonic jet which...

  • 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...

  • Digital Download | Pub: 14 May 2015
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    A murder in the Philippines, a kidnapping in Thailand, grand theft auto in Singapore; it’s just another day at the office for CF Wong and his slacker assistant Joyce. More feng shui master than detective, Wong would much rather get paid, go...

  • 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
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    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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 24 Jul 2015
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    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
    £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...