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Literary Non-Fiction

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  • 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....

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Nov 2012
    £8.99

    The Book of Lost Books is a book of stories involving kings, heretics, untimely interruptions and back room deals, falling tortoises and fairy princesses, train crashes and war atrocities, bravery, cowardice, rent boys, chamber maids, love, quests,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jan 2024
    £7.99

    Published in 1933, and still relevant today, Orwell’s first full-length work is a compassionate and insightful description of the life of the working poor in Paris and the homeless in London. Written when Orwell was a struggling writer in his...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Mar 2023
    £14.99

    Shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature Elemental, fierce and full of wonder, the Cairngorm mountains are the high and rocky heart of Scotland. To know them would take forever, to love them demands a kind of courageous...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Oct 2023
    £10.99

    Shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature Elemental, fierce and full of wonder, the Cairngorm mountains are the high and rocky heart of Scotland. To know them would take forever, to love them demands a kind of courageous...

  • Hardback | Pub: 04 Aug 2022
    £14.99

    ‘Essential reading for lovers of the Great outdoors’ – Roger Cox, Scotsman Magazine Longlisted for the 2022 Highland Book Prize In 2019, Jenna Watt took part in the stalking of a hind on the vast Highland estate of Corrour: part of...

  • 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: 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £12.99

    First published in 1969, An Orkney Tapestry, George Mackay Brown’s seminal work, is a unique look at Orkney through the eye of a poet. Originally commissioned by his publisher as an introduction to the Orkney Islands, Brown approached the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Feb 2023
    £14.99

    The islands of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides boast some of the most remote and spectacular scenery in the world. They also feature an astonishing range of mysterious structures – stone circles, beehive dwellings, holy wells and ‘temples’ from...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Aug 2023
    £9.99

    This is the extraordinary story of how salt fish from Shetland became one of the staple foods of Europe, powered an economic boom and inspired artists, writers and musicians. It ranges from the wild waters of the North Atlantic, the ice-filled...

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Nov 2012
    £6.99

    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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 22 Feb 2015
    £7.99

    Lewisman Donald S Murray tells in his inimitable verse and prose Stornoway’s story from the days when Mesolithic people sheltered there to its present-day life as a bustling, modern harbour, casting light on men and boats, native herring girls...

  • Hardback | Pub: 06 Oct 2022
    £14.99

    Shortlisted for the Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award In 2016, Sandy Winterbottom embarked on an epic six-week tall-ship voyage from Uruguay to Antarctica. At the mid-way stop in South Georgia, her pristine image of the Antarctic was...