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Literary Non-Fiction

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  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Sep 2018
    £9.99

    How do you start a new life when the person you love is about to die? At the age of thirty-six, Gordon Darroch’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a devastating blow just as he, and their two children with autism, were preparing to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Oct 2018
    £8.99

    This book is an intimate, fond and funny memoir of one of the greatest novelists of the last century. This colourful, personal, anecdotal, indiscreet and admiring memoir charts the course of Muriel Spark’s life revealing her as she really was....

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Sep 2019
    £9.99

    Busy and deeply absorbed in all the complexity of life, Ruth Scott’s packed diary suddenly had to be cleared when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. She said, ‘Discovering that life might be shorter than expected or hoped for...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Mar 2018
    £12.99

    The Company of Scotland and its attempts to establish the colony of Caledonia on the inhospitable isthmus of Panama in the late seventeenth century is one of the most tragic moments of Scottish history. Devised by William Paterson, the stratagem was...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Sep 2017
    £9.99

    Glasgow: The Autobiography tells the story of the fabled, former Second City of the British Empire from its origins as a bucolic village on the rivers Kelvin and Clyde, through the Industrial Revolution to the dawning of the second millennium....

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Feb 2018
    £9.99

    Matt Hopwood set off with just a small bag and a walking stick, no possessions and an open mind to walk many hundreds of miles the length and breadth of the country. He relied entirely on the generosity of strangers for shelter and asked people to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Sep 2016
    £14.99

    Robert Burns was by far and away the most iconic figure in nineteenth-century Scotland. Multiple editions of his works poured incessantly from the presses. Unprecedentedly large crowds gathered to commemorate him at huge festivals and at the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Jul 2018
    £4.99

    In November 2017 Ali Smith gave the annual Muriel Spark Lecture to kick off the Muriel Spark centenary celebrations. Those lucky enough to get tickets were treated to an invigorating, joyous call-and-response between two of our best writers, both...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Feb 2016
    £8.99

    In August 1956 a young shepherd, his wife, two-year-old daughter and ten-day-old son sat huddled in a small boat on Loch Monar in Ross-shire as a storm raged around them. They were bound for a tiny, remote cottage at the western end of the loch...

  • Hardback | Pub: 04 Apr 2019
    £14.99

    Jane Haining was undoubtedly one of Scotland’s heroines. A farmer’s daughter from Galloway in south-west Scotland, Jane went to work at the Scottish Jewish Mission School in Budapest in 1932, where she was a boarding school matron in charge of...

  • Hardback | Pub: 11 Jul 2019
    £20.00

    The tiny diamond-shaped island of Pabay lies in Skye’s Inner Sound, just two and a half miles from the bustling village of Broadford. One of five Hebridean islands of that name, it derives from the Norse papa-ey, meaning ‘island of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 22 Mar 2018
    £12.99

    The islands of the Outer Hebrides are home to some of the most remote and spectacular scenery in the world. They host an astonishing range of mysterious structures – stone circles, beehive dwellings, holy wells and ‘temples’ from...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Apr 2014
    £9.99

    On August 1, 1914, on the eve of World War I, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his hand-picked crew embarked in HMS Endurance from London’s West India Dock, for an expedition to the Antarctic. It was to turn into one of the most breathtaking survival...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2019
    £9.99

    Chiang Yee was, in his own words, ‘dazzled’ by the Scottish capital. From the Meadows to Princes Street, from Arthur’s Seat to Calton Hill and Edinburgh Castle, he paints an unforgettable picture of the city and its people in the 1940s....

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2016
    £8.99

    ‘Sixty Degrees North is a story that we tell, both to ourselves and to others. It is a story about where – and perhaps also who – we are.’The sixtieth parallel marks a kind of borderland. It wraps itself around the lower...

  • 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: 21 May 2020
    £14.99

    There are strange relics hidden across Scotland’s landscape: forgotten places that are touchstones to incredible stories and past lives which still resonate today. Yet why are so many of these ‘wild histories’ unnoticed and overlooked? And...

  • Paperback | Pub: 30 May 2014
    £9.99

    The journeys in this book are tales of adventure on foot and by canoe through some of the last wild places in Scotland. Each journey is haunted by the ghost of another writer – Neil Gunn, Iain Thomson, Rowena Farre – who has left behind...