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.

Best of Scotland - Scottish books

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.