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Overlander: Bikepacking coast to coast across the heart of the Highlands

Overlander: Bikepacking coast to coast across the heart of the Highlands

Bikepacking is an up-and-coming trend in cycling. Freedom. Nature. Time well spent. What could be be …

The Amber Seeker: (pre-)historical fiction in an ancient world

The Amber Seeker: (pre-)historical fiction in an ancient world

Mandy Haggith’s new novel, The Amber Seeker, published on 21 March 2019, plunges us into a world sel …

Runaway: Aberdeen’s answer to Happy Valley

Runaway: Aberdeen’s answer to Happy Valley

Claire MacLeary’s Runaway, published by Contraband on 14 March, is the third novel in her hit Harcus …

Down to the Sea: a dark Victorian Scottish mystery

Down to the Sea: a dark Victorian Scottish mystery

Down to the Sea, the latest historical thriller by Sue Lawrence and published by Contraband on 14 Ma …

New year, new titles

New year, new titles

In 2019, Saraband is looking forward to another great year of publishing. As usual there will be a t …

Commemorating the Iolaire disaster

Commemorating the Iolaire disaster

As the Women Lay Dreaming, the debut novel by acclaimed Hebridean writer Donald S Murray, tells the …

Ghost Trees: Nature and People in a London Parish

Ghost Trees: Nature and People in a London Parish

Bob Gilbert’s Ghost Trees, published on 18 October 2018, delves into the previously unexplored natur …

Douglas Skelton’s The Janus Run: the ultimate New York thriller

Douglas Skelton’s The Janus Run: the ultimate New York thriller

Douglas Skelton, one of Scotland’s foremost Tartan Noir authors, is muscling in on new territory wit …

Celebrating traditional Scots words about nature

Celebrating traditional Scots words about nature

In A Scots Dictionary of Nature, published on 20 September 2018, artist Amanda Thomson curates and p …

Reappraising Emily Brontë

Reappraising Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë’s incomparable Wuthering Heights is, for many of us, one of our most cherished novels, …