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Short stories

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  • Hardback | Pub: 10 Nov 2016
    £14.99

    Set in the year of the Armada, 1588: A Calendar of Crime brings together five eBook exclusive short stories featuring Hew Cullan, together with Frances, Giles, Meg and other characters from the Hew Cullan series. From the gruesome murder of a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 16 Jun 2006
    £7.99

    In this, George Mackay Brown’s first collection of short stories, the themes he would develop over his career are set out – an obsession with his home Orkney, its dark and violent Viking past, the cycle of the seasons, and the struggle...

  • 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...

  • 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: 11 May 2017
    £7.99

    In this beguiling book, Alexander McCall Smith casts his eye over five chanced-upon photographs from the era of black-and-white photography and imagines the stories behind them. Who were those people, what were their stories, why are they smiling,...

  • Hardback | Pub: 31 Oct 2017
    £9.99

    Dark Encounters is a collection of classic and elegantly unsettling ghost stories first published in 1963. A spine-tingling collection, these tales are set in the brooding landscape of Scotland, with an air of historic authenticity – often...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £7.99

    Dark Encounters is a collection of classic and elegantly unsettling ghost stories first published in 1963. A spine-tingling collection, these tales are set in the brooding landscape of Scotland, with an air of historic authenticity – often...

  • Digital Download | Pub: 17 Dec 2012
    £5.79

    Two men sit petrified on Christmas Eve at the thought of spending it in supernatural company; a young family makes a tense Cross-channel trip in fear of some unspecified threat; an old man contemplates jumping to his death at the thought of being...

  • Paperback | Pub: 31 Aug 2004
    £7.99

    He was dead. The spirit of the Beloved One had gone on alone into the hall of death. His body was left to them for seven days yet so that they might give it a fitting farewell. Now it was time for it too to be sent after. The priests washed his old...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Sep 2017
    £8.99

    Bringing together six short stories – two of which are previously unpublished – One Last Dram Before Midnight is the perfect Christmas gift for fans of Denzil Meyrick. These tales take us from Jim Daley’s early days pounding the beat in...

  • Hardback | Pub: 20 Jul 2015
    £14.99

    Para Handy has been sailing his way into the affections of generations of Scots since he first weighed anchor in the pages of the Glasgow Evening News in 1905. The master mariner and his crew – Dougie the mate, Macphail the engineer, Sunny Jim...

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 Nov 2019
    £12.99

    In Pianos and Flowers we are invited, through the medium of sepia images, to glimpse a world long departed. In these stories, inspired by long-lost photographs, the lives of the people in the frame are imagined and then explored, layer by layer....

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Mar 2016
    £9.99

    On an island like no other, populated by writers, the annual Brilliant & Forever Festival is a much anticipated event; its participants a story away from either glory or infamy. This year, three best friends – two human, one alpaca –...

  • Hardback | Pub: 26 Oct 2017
    £9.99

    If you haven’t yet met Archie the Alpaca now’s your chance. Prolific writer, social observer, grassiccino drinker, occasional dancer and loyal friend, Archie sees the world like no-one else. Gathered here are his thoughts, feelings, loves, hates...

  • Paperback | Pub: 26 Jul 2006
    £8.99

    “The Island of the Women” is George Mackay Brown’s posthumously published collection of short stories, released in 1998, two years after the author’s death. Like his previous collections, “A Time to Keep” and...

  • Digital Download | 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,...