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Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy)

von J.M. Barrie

Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up and Peter and Wendy are the stage play and novel (respectively) which tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island...

Treasure Island

von Robert Louis Stevenson

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

von Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in 1886. It is about a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between...

Kidnapped

von Robert Louis Stevenson

Being memoirs of the adventures of David Balfour in the year 1751: how he was kidnapped and cast away; his sufferings in a desert isle; his journey in the wild highlands; his acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart...

The Wind in the Willows

von Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a...

Accelerando

von Charles Stross

The book is a collection of nine short stories telling the tale of three generations of a highly dysfunctional family before, during, and after a technological singularity. It was originally written as a series...

Ivanhoe

von Sir Walter Scott

Ivanhoe is the story of one of the remaining Saxon noble families at a time when the English nobility was overwhelmingly Norman. It follows the Saxon protagonist, Wilfrid of Ivanhoe, who is out of favour with...

The Golden Age

von Kenneth Grahame

Grahame’s reminiscences are notable for their conception “of a world where children are locked in perpetual warfare with the adult ‘Olympians’ who have wholly forgotten how it feels to be young”--a...

The Reluctant Dragon

von Kenneth Grahame

The Reluctant Dragon is an 1898 children's story by Kenneth Grahame (originally published as a chapter in his book Dream Days), which served as the key element to the 1941 feature film with the same name from...

Scratch Monkey

von Charles Stross

There are standard methods for lifting material out of brains. Everyone, everywhere in human space, is riddled with nanotech Dreamtime encoders. They're in the air, in the soil, in their cells and reproducing...

Dream Days

von Kenneth Grahame

The further adventures of five brothers and sisters growing up in the English countryside in the late nineteenth century. Sequel to "The Golden Age.".

The Wallace

von Blind Harry

Edited and Introduced by Anne McKim. This extraordinary poem has been widely popular and influential ever since it was written in the fifteenth century, and its heroic account of the swordfighter Wallace was...


Blood in the Water

Alice Rice #1

von Gillian Galbraith

The Edinburgh underworld may have emitted a collective sigh of relief at the departure of Inspector Rebus, but just as they thought it was safe to reclaim the streets of Auld Reekie it seems that a fresh avenger...


Strip the Willow

von John Aberdein

Winner of the 2010 Mortgage Investment Trust Book Fiction Award “A global novel with a local accent. It invites comparison with Flann O’Brien, Jonathan Swift, John Kennedy Toole, Ken Kalfus. Hugh MacDiarmid…would...


Tommy's Honor: The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and Son

von Kevin Cook

In the tradition of Seabiscuit, the riveting tale of two proud Scotsmen who beat all comers to become the heroesof a golden age--the dawn of professional golf

Bringing to life golf's founding father and son,...


The Leper's Bell: The Autobiography of a Changeling

von Norman MacLean

The Billy Connolly of the Gàidhealtachd’ – Calum Macdonald, Runrig 'Utterly compelling’ - BBC Radio Scotland ’It is a rewarding, if sometimes harrowing journey for the reader as Maclean wrestles with...


Some People Are Crazy: The John Martyn Story

von John Neil Munro

Described recently by Empire magazine as ‘Britain’s best ever blues singer’, John Martyn was one of rock music’s last real mavericks. Despite long-term addiction to alcohol and drugs, which contributed...


The Big Men

von Joe Pieri

The Northern Division used to be the name given to the police force which operated within the Glasgow City boundaries until the creation of the Strathclyde Police Force. Its recruits were largely drawn from...


A-Z of Whisky

von Gavin D Smith & Richard Paterson

WHISKY is not only the world's most consistently successful and popular drink, it is also one of the oldest, having been around in one form or another since the first millennium. However, documentary records...


The Private Memoirs and Confessions Of A Justified Sinner

von James Hogg

The Complete Edition. Includes the engraved frontispiece and (fictional) dedication and with a new preface by Ian Rankin. It is Scotland in the early eighteenth century. Fear and superstition grip the land....


The House with the Green Shutters

von George Douglas Brown

Introduced by Cairns Craig. The most famous Scottish novel of the early twentieth century, The House with the Green Shutters has remained a landmark on the literary scene ever since it was first published in...


A Caledonian Feast

von Annette Hope

Introduced by Clarissa Dickson Wright. Scottish cuisine reflects both the richness of the country's resources and the frugality often imposed on its inhabitants. From the ninth century to the present, from the...


The Raiders: Being Some Passages in the Life of John FAA, Lord and Earl of Little Egypt: Being Some Passages in the Life of John FA

von Samuel R. Crockett

Introduced by John Burns. Caught up in the strife between smugglers on the Solway Coast and the gypsies of Galloway, young Patrick Heron is flung into a society of social outcasts, outlaws and downright murderers....


Ringan Gilhaize

von John Galt

Introduced by Patricia J. Wilson. In a story which lays bare the strengths and the horrors of the egalitarian Scottish Presbyterian spirit, Ringan Gilhaize looks across three generations to describe Scotland's...


The Sea Road

von Margaret Elphinstone

A haunting, compelling historical novel, The Sea Road is a daring re-telling of the 11th-century Viking exploration of the North Atlantic from the viewpoint of one extraordinary woman. Gudrid lives at the remote...


The Three Perils Of Man

von James Hogg

Edited and introduced by Douglas Gifford. The Three Perils of Man is regarded as Hogg's most ambitious work of fiction. The book's extraordinary combination of the fantastic, the funny, the serious and the historically...


Before Burns

von Christopher Maclachlan

Edited and introduced by Christopher MacLachlan. This superb anthology offers a lively and indispensable collection of poems and songs from the eighteenth century. Here are the poets who created the literary...


Isolation Shepherd

von Iain Thomson

‘a moving account of the shepherd’s life’ – Rennie McOwan ‘a powerful, thoughtful book written by a keen observer of life who has something worthwhile to say’ – Bill Howatson ‘presents a picture of...


Growing Up in the West

von John Muir

Edwin Muir - POOR TOM, J.F. Hendry - FERNIE BRAE, Gordon M. Williams - FROM SCENES LIKE THESE, Tom Gallacher - APPRENTICE. Introduced by Liam McIlvanney. Growing Up in the West presents four very different and...


A Question of Loyalties

von Allan Massie

Introduced by Alan Taylor Widely acclaimed as Massie's finest novel, A Question of Loyalties engages with all the complexities and ambiguities of loyalty, nationality and family as they are put under threat...


The Blood of the Martyrs

von Naomi Mitchison

Introduced by Donald Smith. Set in Rome during Nero's reign of terror, The Blood of the Martyrs is a disciplined historical novel tracing the destruction of one cell of the early church. With a cast of slaves,...


Household Ghosts: A James Kennaway Omnibus: A James Kennaway Omnibus

von James Kennaway

Tunes of Glory Household Ghosts Silence Introduced by Gavin Wallace. This volume collects three of the very best works by James Kennaway, the brilliant young novelist and screenwriter who tragically died in...


The Cutting Room

Saltire Award for Scottish First Book of the Year 2002

von Louise Welsh

The Cutting Room heralds the arrival of an outstanding, contemporary Glasgow novel. Its charismatic protagonist, Rilke, is eccentric, witty and frequently outrageous. An auctioneer by profession, he is an acknowledged...


The Journal of Sir Walter Scott

von Sir Walter Scott

Edited and Introduced by WEK Anderson. 'I have all my life regretted that I did not keep a regular [journal]. I have myself lost recollection of much that was interesting and I have deprived my family and the...


Smeddum: A Lewis Grassic Gibbon Anthology: A Lewis Grassic Gibbon Anthology

von Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Edited and introduced by Valentina Bold. This selection of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's writing brings together old favourites and new material for the first time. There are all his lively contributions to Scottish...


The Makars

von Jacqueline Tasioulas

Edited, introduced and annotated by J.A. Tasioulas. The poetry of the Makars marked an extraordinary flowering of Scottish culture and the Scots language in the 15th and early 16th centuries. This magnificent...


Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

von Robert Louis Stevenson

Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes recounts Robert Louis Stevenson's 120 mile, 12 day hike, accompanied only by his stubborn and unwieldy donkey, through the Cévennes of south-central France. A pioneering...


Private Angelo

von Eric Linklater

Introduced by Magnus Linklater. Angelo, a private in Mussolini's 'ever-glorious' Italian army, may possess the virtues of love and an engaging innocence but he lacks the gift of courage. However, due to circumstances...


The City Of Dreadful Night

von James Thomson

Introduced by Edwin Morgan. In this haunting poem from the latter part of the nineteenth century, Scots-born writer James Thomson anticipated the modern age's nightmare vision of the city as a place of loneliness,...


The Corn King and the Spring Queen

von Naomi Mitchison

Introduced by Naomi Mitchison. Set over two thousand years ago on the clam and fertile shores of the Black Sea, Naomi Mitchison's The Corn King and the Spring Queen tells of ancient civilisations where tenderness,...


The Little White Bird: Or, Adventures in Kensington Gardens

von J. M. Barrie

The Little White Bird is a series of short episodes, narratives and day-to-day accounts of J M Barrie's life in London. The tone oscillates from whimsical to social comedy to darkly aggressive. Part of the book's...


Farewell Miss Julie Logan: A Barrie Omnibus: A Barrie Omnibus

von J.M. Barrie

Edited and introduced by Andrew Nash. This selection of J M Barrie's work covers three different genres and all the most telling themes found in his writing: Scotland, childhood, fantasy and sentimentality,...


Gillespie

von J. Macdougall Hay

Introduced by Isobel Murray and Bob Tait. A leech, a pirate, a predator, an anti-Christ, a public benefactor and the fisherman's friend; such is Gillespie Strang in this remarkably powerful Scottish novel. Gillespie...


The Land of the Leal

von James Barke

This huge novel, closer in scope to a Russian epic than to any English counterpart, opens at the turn of the century in the extreme poverty of the Rhinns of Galloway, an agricultural backwater of the southern-most...


The Scottish Enlightenment Reader

von Alexander Broadie

Edited and Introduced by Alexander Broadie. The Scottish Enlightenment is one of the great achievements of European culture. In philosophy, law, economics, politics, linguistics and the physical sciences, Scots...


Tales Of Adventure

von Robert Louis Stevenson

Edited by Francis Russell Hart. Treasure Island/The Black Arrow/The Treasure of Franchard/Will o' the Mill/ The Sire de Malétroit's Door/The House of Eld/The Song of the Morrow Stevenson is one of the world's...


Tales of the South Seas

von Robert Louis Stevenson

Driven to the South Seas by ill health, Stevenson could not close his eyes to the impact of colonialism, the 'stirabout of epochs and races, barbarisms and civilisations, virtues and crimes'. Setting his imaginative...


The Member and the Radical

von John Galt

Edited and introduced by P.H. Scott & Ian Gordon. Galt's two great political novels date from around the passing of the Reform Act of 1832. The Member has claims to be the first political novel in the English...


Two Worlds

von David Daiches

Foreword by David Daiches with an additional essay, 'Promised Lands'. In this captivating autobiography of his childhood and student years David Daiches recalls a unique period between the two world wars. There...


Wild Harbour

von Ian MacPherson

Introduced by John Burns. This is the world of universal future war. Faced with the threat of bombs, bacteriological warfare and poison gas, a married couple whose pacifism compels them to opt out of 'civilisation',...


Witch Wood

von John Buchan

Introduced by Christopher Harvie. Set against the religious struggles of seventeenth-century Scotland, with Montrose for the king against a convenanted kirk, John Buchan's Witch Wood is a gripping atmospheric...


The Golden Bough

von J.G. Frazer

The authoritative 1890 edition with an introduction by Cairns Craig and Frazer's own afterword. Published originally in two volumes in 1890, this extraordinary study of primitive myth and magic led Scottish...


The Scottish Golf Guide

von David Hamilton

This book carries a foreword by Sean Connery. Scotland gave golf to the world. With more golf courses per head than any other country, it is still a golfer's paradise. They range from remote honesty box clubs...


Rob Roy

von Sir Walter Scott

Walter Scott's novel Rob Roy follows a young Englishman, Frank Osbaldistone, to Scotland, where he travels to retrieve a debt. The story is set during the 1715 Jacobite Rising, and Frank becomes embroiled in...


Journey to the Hebrides: A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland & the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

von Samuel Johnson

Introduced by Ian McGowan. Samuel Johnson and James Boswell spent the autumn of 1773 touring the Highlands and Western Islands of Scotland. Both kept detailed notes of their impressions, and later published...


Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

von J. M. Barrie

J M Barrie's most famous character, Peter Pan, originated in a whimsical story from his book The Little White Bird. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens is a revised version of that same story, and the Peter Pan...


Magnus Merriman

von Eric Linklater

Introduced by Douglas Gifford. This hilarious novel charts the rise and fall (and perhaps the rise again) of Magnus Merriman-would-be lover, writer, politician, idealist and crofter-moved by dreams of greatness...


Flemington and Tales from Angus

von Violet Jacob

Edited and introduced by Carol Anderson. 'I think it is the best Scots romance since The Master of Ballantrae,' said John Buchan when Flemington was first published in 1911. Violet Jacob's fifth and finest novel...


The Leithen Stories

von John Buchan

Introduced by Christopher Harvie. Sir Edward Leithen, lawyer, politician, sportsman and occasional philosopher, was probably the most autobiographical of John Buchan's heroes. This collection of four novels,...


The Changeling

von Robin Jenkins

With an introduction by Andrew Marr. 'If you are interested in books that are human and wise, then treat yourself this year to some Robin Jenkins.' Andrew Marr Thirteen-year-old Tom Curdie, the product of a...


Tom Morris of St Andrews: The Colossus of Golf 1821 - 1908

von David Malcolm & Peter E. Crabtree

This is the first biography in over 100 years of the great Tom Morris of St Andrews, who presided over one of the most illustrious periods in the history of golf, who - more than anyone before or since in any...


A Scots Quair

von Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Edited and introduced by Tom Crawford. 'It would be impossible to overestimate Lewis Grassic Gibbon's importance . . . A Scots Quair is a landmark work; it permeates the Scottish literary consciousness and colours...


Just Duffy

von Robin Jenkins

Introduced by Margery Palmer McCulloch. In writing Just Duffy, a novel set amidst the urban decay of Lanarkshire, Robin Jenkins has created a modern-day Confession of a Justified Sinner. Convinced of his own...


Gods Chain - Genesis - The First Degree

von Nikolaus Baker

In the Scottish village of Magg-linne things are not quite normal, as a freak earthquake hits and precipitates a dramatic fall in temperature. Meanwhile, across Europe, in the Vatican City, mystery surrounds...


A Wee Christmas Homicide

von Kaitlyn Dunnett

Tis the season to be jolly, but in Moosetookalook, Maine, Christmas cheer is in short supply due to a snowless winter that's keeping skiers and shoppers at a distance. Fortunately, Liss MacCrimmon of the Scottish...


Tunes of Glory

von James Kennaway

Introduced by Allan Massie. Lt. Colonel Jock Sinclair is a rough talking, whisky drinking soldier's soldier, a hero of the desert campaign who rose to his position through the ranks. Colonel Barrow, an officer...


Listen to the Voice

von Iain Crichton Smith

Introduced by Douglas Gifford. This collection of the best of Iain Crichton Smith's short fiction brings together not one but many voices, both public and private. Ranging from inner promptings towards self-discovery,...


Weir of Hermiston

von Robert Louis Stevenson

Although considered by many to be Robert Louis Stevenson's greatest work of literature, Weir of Hermiston was left unfinished by its author's untimely death in 1894. Archie Weir is estranged from his father,...


Dance of the Apprentices

von Edward Gaitens

Introduced by James Campbell. Caught in the melting pot of social injustice, revolution, war, and pacifism, this powerful book gives a vivid account of the experiences and struggles of a Glasgow family from...


The Wilderness Journeys

von John Muir

Introduced by Graham White. 'When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.' John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra The name of John Muir has come to stand...


The Watcher by the Threshold

von John Buchan

Edited and introduced by Andrew Lownie. 'The short story is the real form' John Buchan This is the first ever complete collection of all Buchan's shorter Scottish fiction. Set largely in his beloved Borders,...


The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

von John Muir

Introduced by Frank Tindall. Unknown in his native Scotland, John Muir is renowned in America as the father of conservation. A friend of presidents and founder of National Parks, Muir was inspired by a love...


Three Scottish Poets

von MacCaig Morgan Lochhead

MACCAIG * MORGAN * LOCHHEAD Introduced by Roderick Watson This book contains a selection of the finest work from three of Scotland's best-known and best-loved poets: Norman MacCaig, Edwin Morgan and Liz Lochhead....


Confessions of a Highland Hero: Steve 'Pele' Paterson

von Steve Paterson & Frank Gilfeather

A marvellous book' - Graham Spiers, The Times 'Like the teams Steve Paterson put on the park, this book is direct, colourful and entertaining' - The Scotsman Steve Paterson was set for fame and stardom with...


The Early Life of James McBey: An Autobiography

von James McBey

Edited and Introduced by Nicolas Barker This book is an autobiographical account of the early years of James McBey, the self-taught boy from a humble north-east village who became one of Scotland's most successful...


Scottish Ballads

von Emily Lyle

Edited and Introduced by Emily Lyle. Scotland's ballads represent one of the high-water marks of Scottish literature and are famous as superb expressions of oral culture, reflecting a world of magic, deep passion...


An Inland Voyage

von Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson's 1878 travelogue, An Inland Voyage, details his canoeing trip through France and Belgium in 1876. Pioneering new ground in outdoor literature, this was Stevenson's first book. He had...


Imagined Selves

von Willa Muir

This volume gathers together some of the real and the imagined lives of Willa Muir, one of the finest and fiercest intellectuals of her generation. Her writing is rich with paradox - although obsessively Scottish...


The Scottish Novels

von Robert Louis Stevenson

Introduced by Jenni Calder and Roderick Watson. Kidnapped - Catriona - The Master of Ballantrae - Weir of Hermiston These four great novels take us deep into Robert Louis Stevenson's imaginative and bitter-sweet...


The Bruce

von John Barbour

Edited and introduced by A.A.M. Duncan. A! Fredome is a noble thing Fredome mays man to haiff liking Fredome all solace to man giffis He levys at es that frely levys These are some of the most famous lines in...


The Grampian Quartet

von Nan Shepherd

Edited and introductions by Roderick Watson. The Quarry Wood, although published well before Sunset Song, inhabits a similar world; the progress of its heroine could almost be the alternative story of a Chris...


Catriona: (David Balfour)

von Robert Louis Stevenson

Catriona is the sequel to Stevensen's classic, Kidnapped, beginning precisely where the last work left off. David Balfour is back in polite society where he attempts to fight injustices and is caught in the...


A Childhood in Scotland

von Christian Miller

Introduced by Dorothy Parker. 'When I was a little girl, the ghosts were more real to me than the people.' In this perceptive and unpretentious autobiography Christian Miller recalls her privileged but at the...


A Glasgow Trilogy

von George Friel

Introduced by Gordon Jarvie. Distinguished by irony, compassion and the author's own dry wit, these three novels paint a memorable picture of life in the streets, schools and tenements of Glasgow in the 1950s...


Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs

von D. D. Johnston

A rollicking debut novel set in a Scottish fast-food joint. Think Nick Hornby for the anti-globalization generation!


Quarry Wood

von Nan Shepherd

Introduced by Roderick Watson. When Martha gains a place at the university, her achievement is met with a mixture of hostility and pride by her uncomprehending family. It is there that she meets Luke (married...


Grey Granite

von Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Introduced by Tom Crawford. Chris Guthrie and her son, Ewan, have come to the industrial town of Duncairn, where life is as hard as the granite of the buildings all around them. These are the Depression years...


Imagined Corners

von Willa Muir

Introduced by J.B. Pick. Willa Muir was an acute and acerbic observer with an intimate knowledge of the Scottish middle-class conventions she describes. In Imagined Corners, her first novel, young Elizabeth...


A Beleaguered City and Other Tales of the Seen and the Unseen

von Margaret Oliphant

Edited and introduced by Jenni Calder. Haunted by a sense that the living and the dead are separated by no more than a narrow and disputed borderland, the tales that Margaret Oliphant liked to call her 'stories...


The Weatherhouse

von Nan Shepherd

Introduced by Roderick Watson. Garry Forbes comes home from the trenches, suffering from shellshock, to find a local girl claiming to have been engaged to one of his dead friends. He sets out to expose her fantasies...


Cloud Howe

von Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Introduced by Tom Crawford. The compelling saga of Chris Guthrie is continued in this, the middle volume of Grassic Gibbon's great trilogy A Scots Quair. The scene has moved to the small community of Segget,...


The Dear Green Place: and Fur Sadie

von Archie Hind

A classic which should be on every bookshelf,' - Scotland on Sunday Glasgow, ‘the dear green place’, is the setting for Archie Hind’s acclaimed novel. Mat Craig is a young Glaswegian working-class hero...


The New Testament in Scots

von William L. Lorimer

Edited by Robin Lorimer, and with a new introduction by James Robertson. The Greek scholar William Lorimer spent the last ten years of his life  working on this project. Each Gospel has a different form of...


Glasgow Almanac: An A-Z of the City and its People

von Stephen Terry & Len Murray

The contents of this Ebook first appeared in the Glasgow Evening Times over the course of the last decade as 250-word vignettes on people, places and happenings. They are therefore concise and to the point and...


Sartor Resartus

von Thomas Carlyle

This extraordinary work is at one and the same time an account of a personal spiritual crisis and a hilarious spoof on academic learning, early Victorian values and materialism. In Sartor Resartus ('the tailor...


The Hogmanay Companion

von Hugh Douglas & Keith Horrox

How many times have you wondered about the origins of New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay as the Scots term it? This book reveals all as Hugh Douglas takes the reader from the remotest beginnings of this festival through...


Queen of Science

von Mary Somerville

Edited and introduced by Dorothy McMillan. Born in Jedburgh in 1780, Mary Fairfax was the daughter of one of Nelson's captains, and in common with most girls of her time and station she was given the kind of...


Scottish Inventors

von Gary Smailes & Scoular Anderson

For a small country, Scotland has produced a huge number of people whose brilliance and ingenuity have literally changed the world. In this amusing and informative book, aimed at children from 9–12, Gary Smailes...


Linmill Stories

von Robert McLellan

Introduced by J.K. Annand. Best known as the playwright of Jamie the Saxt and Jeddart Justice, Robert McLellan has been called the finest writer of Scots prose in our time. His 'Linmill' stories were broadcast...


The Canongate Burns

von Robert Burns

Edited by Andrew Noble and Patrick Scott Hogg. The Canongate Burns is the most comprehensive and challenging edition of the poems and songs of Robert Burns ever published. Drawing on extensive scholarship and...


Scottish Criminals

von Gary Smailes & Scoular Anderson

Gary Smailes explores the darker side of Scottish history in this entertaining and informative book, written for children from 9–12. Featuring 25 true stories from the sixteenth century to the present day,...


Salmond

von David Torrance

Alex Salmond is well known in Scotland, the UK and beyond as the leader of the Scottish National Party and Scotland's First Minister, but relatively little is understood about Salmond as a human being, what...


The Man Who Wanted to Smell Books

von Elspeth Davie

Introduced by Giles Gordon. Elspeth Davie is one of Scotland's finest and most underrated short-story writers. Her prose style is as clear and occasionally unnerving as that of Muriel Spark, yet her work reveals...


Hy Brasil

von Margaret Elphinstone

After fraudulently winning a writing competition, Sidony Redruth is sent by her editor to write the first-ever travel book on Hy Brasil, a near-mythical island somewhere in the Atlantic, whose very existence...


Unlikely Stories, Mostly

von Alasdair Gray

'Too clever for its own good in parts, but otherwise a damned good read.' Col. Sebastian Moran in the Simla Times 'This anthology may be likened to a vast architectural folly imblending the idioms of the Greek,...


The Cone-Gatherers

von Robin Jenkins

'The best-kept secret in modern British literature.' Andrew Marr A haunting story of violence and love. Calum and Neil are the cone-gatherers - two brothers at work in the forest of a large Scottish estate....


The Man Who Gave Away His Island: A Life of John Lorne Campbell of Canna

von Ray Perman

‘Sensitive and moving’ – Country Life ‘A wonderfully rounded portrait’ – Scots Magazine In 1938 John Lorne Campbell bought the Isle of Canna. He wanted to prevent an island described as the 'jewel of...


Getting Higher

von Andrew Greig

‘Andrew Greig is a Scottish poet of sensitivity and resilience. He deals with high-risk situations – from mountaineering to love – and is particularly good at presenting the gamut of feelings involved...


Markheim, Jekyll And The Merry Men

von Robert Louis Stevenson

Shorter Scottish Fiction. Introduced by Roderick Watson. Ever since its first appearance in 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde has proved itself to be a tale of undiminished...


The Scots

von Alistair Moffat & James Wilson

‘Here, guided by Jim Wilson’s researches into Scottish genetic history, he (Alistair Moffat) tackles on the of the biggest stories possible: linking up the story of the earliest Scots to the earliest men......