Best of Scotland: Celebrate St Andrew’s Day with these Scottish titles
Posted on November 30, 2022
Happy St Andrew’s Day to our friends in Scotland! As a publisher of so many Scottish authors and stories, and with our Glasgow roots, this is a time to look back on 2022, Scotland’s Year of Stories.
Seasons of Storm and Wonder by Jim Crumley
In this landmark volume, Jim Crumley lays bare the impact of global warming and urges us all towards a more daring conservation vision that embraces everything from the mountain treeline to a second spring for the wolf.
Case Study by Graeme Macrae Burnet
From the author of the Booker Prize-shortlisted His Bloody Project, Case Study is a dazzling investigation into sanity, identity and truth itself.
London, 1965. A young woman believes that a charismatic psychotherapist, Collins Braithwaite, has driven her sister to suicide. Intent on confirming her suspicions, she assumes a false identity and presents herself to him as a client.
The Green Lady by Sue Lawrence
A gripping tale of court intrigue, secrets, treachery and murder, based on the true lives of Lilias Drummond, Alexander Seton – 1st Earl of Dunfermline and Lord Chancellor of Scotland – and his aunt Marie Seton, one of the “Four Marys” who were ladies-in-waiting to Mary, Queen of Scots.
The Call of the Cormorant by Donald S Murray
From the author of the prize-winning As the Women Lay Dreaming comes a remarkable ‘unreliable biography’ of Karl Kjerúlf Einarsson: an artist and an adventurer, a polyglot and a performer, a charlatan and a swindler, forever in search of Atlantis.
Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Weird Sisters by Olga Wojtas
A quirky, comic crime novel inspired by The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie in which a time-travelling altruist must solve a mystery involving Macbeth and the Weird Sisters. Never underestimate a librarian.
Intrepid librarian Shona McMonagle, erstwhile Marcia Blaine Academy prefect, is selected to travel back in time for a crucial mission involving Macbeth, the Weird Sisters and a black cat. Unsure which version of history she’s in, Shona’s expertise is put to the test as fingers are pointed for murder.
Mistletoe Winter by Roy Dennis
A stimulating collection of essays about our environment, nature and wildlife by world-renowned naturalist Roy Dennis.