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MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION

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  • Hardback | Pub: 16 Nov 2017
    £9.99 £7.99

    A bewitching comic masterpiece, The Ballad of Peckham Rye relates the tale of one Dougal Douglas, who is taken on by a small textile firm to ‘bring vision into the lives of the workers’. A devilishly charismatic force of nature who likes nothing...

  • Hardback | Pub: 16 Aug 2016
    £16.99 £13.59

    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: 01 Apr 2021
    £9.99

    Bitterhall is a story of obsession told between three unreliable narrators. Daniel, Órla and Tom share a flat and narrate the intersections of their lives, from future-world 3D printing technology to the history of the book, to a stolen...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 May 2020
    £8.99 £7.19

    You can’t change your past. You can only use the experiences you live through to make your future better, wiser. Anna and her best friend George meet every week to remember, to sigh, to laugh, to reminisce about their moments of glory, guilt and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £8.99

    ‘Universal truths . . . An unbuttoned sense of humour . . . Engaging and eventful’ – Wall Street Journal ‘Absorbing . . . no run-of-the-mill tartan noir’ – The Times When a light aircraft crash-lands at Machrie...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Oct 2018
    £8.99 £7.19

    Val was working as a land girl when the Americans arrived at the nearby airfield in 1944. Mike, a young American airman, came into her life soon after, and so too did Peter Woodhouse, a dog badly treated on a neighbouring farm and taken in by her...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £8.99 £7.19

    The brutish John Gourlay is a merchant in the village of Barbie, envied and resented by the villagers because of his success, which is symbolised in his prestigious house with green shutters. He dominates and bullies his family, in particular his...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Jan 2021
    £7.99 £6.39

    THE JURA EDITION with new introduction by Alex Massie ‘For him Jura was home’ – Richard Blair on his father George Orwell ‘The book of the twentieth century . . . haunts us with an ever-darker relevance’ – Ben...

  • Hardback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £16.99

    After Highland shepherd Colvin Munro disappears, a mysterious trail of his possessions is found in the Cairngorm mountains. Writing the eulogy for his memorial years later, his foundling-sister Mo seeks to discover why he vanished. Younger brother...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £5.99 £4.79

    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....

  • E-Book | Pub: 15 Jun 2013
    £5.79 £4.63

    A Scots Quair is revolutionary – innovative in its form, deft and humorous in its use of the Scots language, courageous in its characterisation and politics. Central to the trilogy is Chris Guthrie, one of the most remarkable female characters...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Jun 2020
    £8.99 £7.19

    Paul Stewart has returned to Scotland to continue his successful career. His agent and girlfriend, Gloria, has arranged for him to write The Philosophy of Food in Six Easy Chapters, a project he relishes but that will have to be delivered in six...

  • E-Book | Pub: 02 Feb 2012
    £4.99 £3.99

    It is the late seventeenth century and still the movement of the planets remains a mystery despite the revolutionary work of Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei and Tycho Brahe almost a hundred years previously. Edmond Halley – dynamic adventurer...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £12.99

    George Mackay Brown was a master of the short story form and produced a steady stream of short fiction collections, starting with A Calendar of Love (1967) and include A Time to Keep (1969) and Hawkfall (1974), as well as his poetry collections and...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
    £4.99 £3.99

    At the dawn of the 17th century, it was believed that the Sun revolved around the Earth. Yet some men knew that the Heavens did not move as they should and began to believe exactly the opposite – a heresy punishable by being burned alive. The...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Apr 2018
    £7.99 £6.39

    Morris Magellan is thirty-four years old and already two-thirds destroyed. By day he is an executive, after six and at weekends the husband of an understanding wife and the father of two. At all times he is a music lover and a drunk. Of the past he...

  • Hardback | Pub: 13 Aug 2020
    £9.99 £7.99

    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...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Oct 2016
    £14.99 £11.99

    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 £7.19

    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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 07 Aug 2014
    £2.99 £2.39

    For a gentleman seeking more prestigious company amidst the bawdy houses of an eighteenth-century city, the House of Masques provides the perfect no-touch escorts. Girls, highly educated and socially trained, are geisha-like status symbols for...