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  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Mar 2012
    £8.99

    1582, St Andrews. In the swell of a storm, a battered ship is wrecked in St Andrews harbour. Aboard is a young Flemish sailor – the only survivor. The cargo of the ship appears a welcome windfall but it soon brings devastation to the town as...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Jun 2019
    £8.99

    Bestowed at birth with two gifts, an ivory flute and a bag of silver and gold coins, a young girl wanders through time. She is destined to pursue the dragon of war and before he consumes the world in flames, subdue him not with violence but music....

  • Hardback | Pub: 27 Jul 2017
    £16.99

    If only Pat Macgregor had an inkling of the embarrassment – romantic, professional, even aesthetic – that flowed from accepting narcissistic ex-boyfriend Bruce Anderson’s invitation for coffee, she would never have said yes. And if only...

  • Paperback | Pub: 22 May 2006
    £7.99

    First published in 1969, “A Time to Keep” has a vast cast of characters drawn from Orkney’s past and present. The stories offer a range of emotions and incidents, exploring how the new and old collide and crash in a community as...

  • Hardback | Pub: 13 Aug 2020
    £9.99

    Stories do not have to be long. In the space of a couple of sentences – or even a page or two – we may see the human heart exposed in a way that is more powerful than occurs in many much longer narratives. In Tiny Tales Alexander McCall Smith...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2019
    £6.99

    Being a doctor is a privilege; it is also very demanding and can be stressful, and to be able to look after others, we need to look after ourselves. We offer you this little book of poetry, Tools of the Trade, as a friend to provide inspiration,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Aug 2017
    £7.99

    Imagine you’re on a train. Think about all the other people on the train with you, what their lives are or have been, and the different experiences you’ve all had. But there is one more thing that you undoubtedly all share: you have all...

  • Paperback | Pub: 29 May 2008
    £7.99

    Sammar is a young Sudanese widow, working as an Arabic translator at a British university. Following the sudden death of her husband, and estranged from her young son, she drifts, grieving and isolated. Life takes a positive turn when she finds...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jul 2013
    £9.99

    Meg Bateman vividly evokes the landscape of Scotland, particularly the brooding presences of the Scottish islands and Sutherland, and touches on personal love and loss in this intimate and celebratory collection.

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 Nov 1999
    £25.00

    This collection traces 100 years of Gaelic verse and includes both “high” and “low” poetry, children’s verse and nonsense rhymes, as well as the serious, intellectual verse of the 1940s and 1950s. Each poem has a facing...

  • 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: 11 May 2017
    £8.99

    London, 1905. Margaret Trant lives with her ailing, irascible mother in a dreary boarding house in St John’s Wood. The pair have fallen on hard times, with only Margaret’s meagre salary from a ramshackle import-export company keeping them...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Jul 2019
    £8.99

    A single phone call from halfway across the world is all it takes to bring her home . . . ‘Ellie, something bad has happened.’ Desperate to escape her ‘kid from the scrapyard’ reputation, Ellie Rook has forged a new life for herself abroad,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Jul 2005
    £6.99

    Mungo’s wife is the extroverted and excessively cheerful Bess, too busy cracking jokes or playing whist to give her husband’s misery any sympathy and dismissing his vague intellectual, imaginative and amorous ambitions as pointless...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Jun 2019
    £8.99

    Vinland follows the turbulent life of Ranald Sigmundson, a young boy born into the Dark Ages when Orkney was torn between its Viking past and its Christian future. Struggling to understand the conflicts of his home, Ranald seeks adventure and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Mar 2017
    £8.99

    As the Second World War nears its end, a man is stabbed to death on the shoreline of Kinloch, in the shadow of the great warships in the harbour. Many years later, the postman on Gairsay, a tiny island off the coast of Kintyre, discovers that the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 26 Aug 2016
    £9.99

    age has drifted down / imperceptibly, like dust Age comes to us all. It is not a unique phenomenon, but it is personal, and it can be perplexing. Poetry gives us a fresh way to think about growing older, and these poems, introduced by Sally...

  • Paperback | Pub: 22 Jun 2009
    £8.99

    There is a moment during sunrise or sunset when the usual motion of the day gives way to something extraordinary. Following the curvature of the earth, light bends and refracts to give a green flash as the sun rises or dips at the horizon....

  • Paperback | Pub: 29 Jan 2015
    £8.99

    D.C.I. Jim Daley is sent from the city to investigate a murder after the body of a woman is washed up on an idyllic beach on the West Coast of Scotland. Far away from urban resources, he finds himself a stranger in a close-knit community. Love,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 25 Jun 2015
    £8.99

    Paul Leibovitz was once an ambitious advisor, dedicated father, and loving husband. But after living for nearly thirty years in Hong Kong, personal tragedy strikes and Paul’s marriage unravels in the fallout. When he makes a fleeting...