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MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION

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  • Hardback | Pub: 16 Nov 2017
    £9.99

    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

    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

    ‘Hauntingly delicious’ – Sunday Post 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Oct 2021
    £12.99

    Jeda is a girl on the cusp of adulthood, living in Edinburgh; with a white father and a black mother, she feels self-conscious and out of place. Her feelings of alienation allow the stories of the shapeshifting Shadowman, who embodies all that is...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 May 2020
    £8.99

    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

    A SUNDAY POST TOP PICK FOR SUMMER READING ‘This latest DCI Daley thriller is deftly plotted and peopled with sympathetically drawn local characters and satisfyingly nuanced local wrongdoers’ – Irish Independent When a light aircraft...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Oct 2018
    £8.99

    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: 06 May 2021
    £7.19

    Twelve-year-old Ko Bo Bo lives with his uncle U Ba in Kalaw, a town in Burma. An unusually perceptive child, Bo Bo can read people’s emotions in their eyes. This acute sensitivity only makes his unconventional home life more difficult: His father...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Apr 2020
    £8.99

    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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 09 Aug 2016
    £0.99

    Lammas is the third instalment of 1588: A Calendar of Crime, a collection of short stories published in step with the sixteenth century calendar. Lammas day, a day of celebration for some. Elspet, a serving girl at the harbour inn has been told for...

  • Hardback | Pub: 04 Nov 2021
    £17.99

    Life for poor Bertie seems to be moving at a pace that is rather out of his control. In Drummond Place gardens it seems that Olive has their future together all planned out. Meanwhile, upstairs at 44 Scotland Street, Bertie’s father Stuart is...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jul 2021
    £8.99

    June 1945. Hitler has triumphed, Britain is under German occupation and America cowers under the threat of nuclear attack. In the dead of night, a figure flits through the ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, searching for a hidden document he knows could...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Jan 2021
    £7.99

    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...

  • Hardback | Pub: 05 Aug 2021
    £14.99

    It is 1938 and the final days of the British Empire. In a bungalow high up in the green hills above the plains of Ceylon, under a vast blue sky, live the Ferguson family: Bella, a precocious eight-year-old; her father Henry – owner of Pitlochry, a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Jun 2020
    £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

    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

    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

    ‘Genuinely subversive, Butlin’s book is a stylistic triumph. A major novel’ – Irvine Welsh Morris Magellan is thirty-four years old and already two-thirds destroyed. By day he is an executive, after six and at weekends the...