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Fiction - Scottish Writers (and novels set in Scotland) -

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These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 55 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The Last Crossing by Brian McGilloway
    The Last Crossing - by Brian McGilloway

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781912534340 | ISBN 10: 1912534347

    Tony, Hugh and Karen thought they'd seen the last of each other thirty years ago. Half a lifetime has passed and memories have been buried. But when they are asked to reunite - to lay ghosts to rest for the good of the future - they all have their ow ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bird Summons by Leila Aboulela
    Bird Summons - by Leila Aboulela

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781474600934 | ISBN 10: 147460093x

    Salma, happily married, tries every day to fit into life in Britain. When her first love contacts her, she is tempted to risk it all and return to Egypt. Moni gave up a career in banking to care for her disabled son, but now her husband wants to move ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Long Take by Robin Robertson
    The Long Take - by Robin Robertson

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781509886258 | ISBN 10: 1509886257

    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2018 Winner of The Roehampton Poetry Prize 2018 Shortlisted for the 2019 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction  A noir narrative written with the intensity and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Broken Ground: A Karen Pirie Thriller by Val McDermid
    Broken Ground: A Karen Pirie Thriller - by Val McDermid

    £7.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780751568257 | ISBN 10: 0751568252

    Number one bestseller and queen of crime Val McDermid returns with her most breathtakingly atmospheric and exhilarating novel yet.  'Somebody has been here before us. And he's still here...'   When a body is discovered in the remote depths ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dirt Road by James Kelman
    Dirt Road - by James Kelman

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781782118251 | ISBN 10: 178211825x

    Shortlisted for Saltire Fiction Book of the Year 2016 "A celebration of what it is to be human"(Spectator) Murdo, a teenager obsessed with music, dreams of a life beyond home. His recently widowed dad, Tom, stumbles towards the future, terri ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cinico: Travels with a Good Professor at the Time of the Scottish Referendum by Allan Cameron
    Cinico: Travels with a Good Professor at the Time of the Scottish Referendum - by Allan Cameron

    £10.95   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781908251824 | ISBN 10: 1908251824

    With a Scottish professor of politics as his guide, a London-based Italian journalist traverses Scotland seeking a “big story” on the independence referendum. What he gets instead are small stories from myriad points of view: a Ukrainian national ... more

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  • Cover image of book Someone Always Robs the Poor by Carl MacDougall
    Someone Always Robs the Poor - by Carl MacDougall

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781911332138 | ISBN 10: 1911332139

    A long-awaited new collection of stories from one of Scotland’s most acclaimed writers.   A young man returns from London, facing the prospect of reunion with a young daughter he’s never met. A woman recounts her family’s doomed attempt ... more

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  • Cover image of book Out of Bounds by Val McDermid
    Out of Bounds - by Val McDermid

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780751561432 | ISBN 10: 0751561436

    The latest spine-chilling thriller from the queen of crime, Val McDermid.  'There are lots of things that ran in families, but murder wasn't one of them ...'   When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Portable Shelter by Kirsty Logan
    A Portable Shelter - by Kirsty Logan

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784702342 | ISBN 10: 178470234x

    In their tiny, sea-beaten cottage on the north coast of Scotland, Liska and Ruth await the birth of their first child.   Each passes the time by telling the baby stories, trying to pass on the lessons they’ve learned: tales of circuses and s ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan
    The Sunlight Pilgrims - by Jenni Fagan

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099592181 | ISBN 10: 0099592185

    From the highly acclaimed author of The Panopticon and one of Granta's Best Young British Writers comes the new novel The Sunlight Pilgrims.   Set in a Scottish caravan park during a freak winter – it is snowing in Jerusalem, the Thames is overf ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dirt Road by James Kelman
    Dirt Road - by James Kelman

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782118220 | ISBN 10: 1782118225

    'The truth is he didn't care how long he was going away. Forever would have suited him. It didn't matter it was America.' Murdo, a teenager obsessed with music, wishes for a life beyond the constraints of his Scottish island home and dreams of be ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Kindness of Enemies by Leila Aboulela
    The Kindness of Enemies - by Leila Aboulela

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781474600927 | ISBN 10: 1474600921

    For fans of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and The Narrow Road to the Deep North, a sweeping new novel from the three times Orange Prize longlisted, Scottish Book Award and Caine Prize winner Leila Aboulela. Natasha Wilson knows how difficult it is t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Walking the Lights by Deborah Andrews
    Walking the Lights - by Deborah Andrews

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910449882 | ISBN 10: 1910449881

    A feminist Withnail and I. Recently graduated, young actor Maddie lives the slacker life in mid-90s Glasgow with deadbeat boyfriend Mike. Estranged from her mother due to a violent step-dad, most of the young couple's meagre resources go on drin ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Orchard on Fire by Shena Mackay
    The Orchard on Fire - by Shena Mackay

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780349007212 | ISBN 10: 0349007217

    Many regard this as Mackay's masterpiece. A touching, funny novel about childhood in the 1950s: friendship, village life and lost innocence.  'What made the orchard miraculous was an abandoned railway carriage, set down as if by magic, its wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Activist by Alec Connon
    The Activist - by Alec Connon

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781901514254 | ISBN 10: 1901514250

    Unfulfilled by student life, Thomas Durant and two friends decide to cycle the length of Britain during their summer holidays, dressed as superheroes. The experience of their short trip is enough to whet Thomass appetite for further travel and set i ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Visitors by Simon Sylvester
    The Visitors - by Simon Sylvester

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781848663732 | ISBN 10: 1848663730

    A tale of blossoming love, myth and dark mystery on a remote Scottish island for fans of Matt Haig's The Humans.  The island has always seemed such a safe place, such a friendly community. Now the possibility of a killer on Bancree is dangero ... more

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  • Cover image of book Moon Country by Peter Arnott
    Moon Country - by Peter Arnott

    £9.95   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781908251473 | ISBN 10: 1908251476

    Fifteen years ago, Tommy Hunter committed a terrible crime. Now pursued by his own bad memories and the attentions of his criminal companions of the past (as well as the present-day curiosity of the boys and girls in blue), Tommy is trying to put his ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Glasgow Coma Scale by Neil Stewart
    The Glasgow Coma Scale - by Neil Stewart

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472113115 | ISBN 10: 147211311x

    Set in Glasgow, this is a bitter-sweet story about two very different people trying to survive very different kinds of crises. Funny, sad and tender, The Glasgow Coma Scale is a richly layered novel: it announces a major new literary talent.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Their Lips Talk of Mischief by Alan Warner
    Their Lips Talk of Mischief - by Alan Warner

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780571311286 | ISBN 10: 0571311288

    High up in the Conrad Flats that loom bleakly over Acton, two future stars of the literary scene - or so they assume - are hard at work, tapping out words of wit and brilliance between ill-paid jobs writing captions for the Cat Calendar 1985 and blur ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Search of Solace by Emily Mackie
    In Search of Solace - by Emily Mackie

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780340992531 | ISBN 10: 0340992530

    LONGLISTED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015 AND THE GREEN CARNATION PRIZE 2014   Jacob Little is in trouble - existential trouble. Over ten years, he has tried out such a range of identities that he has lost all sense of who he is. Convinced that only ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Credit Draper by J. David Simons
    The Credit Draper - by J. David Simons

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781908643834 | ISBN 10: 1908643838

    The first book in J David Simons' magnum opus, a loose trilogy following his interconnected cast of characters from Glasgow to Galilee.   In 1911, young Avram Escovitz is shipped off to Scotland to escape conscription into the Russian army. Li ... more

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  • Cover image of book Potter
    Potter's Field - by Chris Dolan

    £9.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781908251329 | ISBN 10: 1908251328

    In Glasgows Kelvingrove Park, the bodies of two youths lie with bullet holes in their heads. Hungover, nicotine-starved and ill-attired, procurator fiscal Maddy Shannon attends the scene, unaware that this grim morning is about to spiral out of cont ... more

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  • Cover image of book Night Boat by Alan Spence
    Night Boat - by Alan Spence

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780857868541 | ISBN 10: 0857868543

    On the side of a mountain, in eighteenth century Japan, sits a man in perfect stillness as the summit erupts, spitting fire and molten rock onto the land around him. The man is Hakuin. He will become the world's most famous teacher of zen. This is no ... more

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  • Cover image of book Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid
    Northanger Abbey - by Val McDermid

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780007504299 | ISBN 10: 0007504292

    For Cat Morland life being home-schooled in Dorset is unendurably ordinary. To cope, she devours as many novels as possible, especially anything supernatural. But if Cat can tear her eyes away from the page, shes in for a shock: the very stuff of he ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Busker by Liam Murray Bell
    The Busker - by Liam Murray Bell

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781908434371 | ISBN 10: 1908434376

    SCOTTISH BOOK TRUST 2014 PICK OF THE YEAR Three cities, two years, one chance: from the author of the critically acclaimed debut So It Is shortlisted for best first book at the Scottish Book Awards 2013 comes the hard-hitting story of a young ... more

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  • Cover image of book This is Where I Am by Karen Campbell
    This is Where I Am - by Karen Campbell

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408832738 | ISBN 10: 1408832739

    When recently widowed Deborah Maxwell is assigned by the Scottish Refugee Council to act as mentor to Abdi Hassan, a Somali refugee, the two are drawn into an awkward friendship. They must spend a year together, meeting once a month in different part ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Emergence of Judy Taylor by Angela Jackson
    The Emergence of Judy Taylor - by Angela Jackson

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781472101655 | ISBN 10: 1472101650

    Judy has been coasting through life. Until she realises she has lost her way. Now she has to decide what to do next.  Judy Taylor married the first man who asked her. She lives in the neighbourhood where she spent her uneventful childhood. Sh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Laidlaw (Laidlaw, Book 1) by William McIlvanney
    Laidlaw (Laidlaw, Book 1) - by William McIlvanney

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780857869869 | ISBN 10: 0857869868

    Meet Jack Laidlaw, the original damaged detective. When a young woman is found brutally murdered on Glasgow Green, only Laidlaw stands a chance of finding her murderer from among the hard men, gangland villains and self-made moneymen who lurk in the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Complicity by Iain Banks
    Complicity - by Iain Banks

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780349139135 | ISBN 10: 034913913x

    COMPLICITY n. 1. the fact of being an accomplice, esp. in a criminal act A few spliffs, a spot of mild S&M, phone through the copy for tomorrow's front page, catch up with the latest from your mystery source - could be big, could be very big - i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stonemouth by Iain Banks
    Stonemouth - by Iain Banks

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780349000206 | ISBN 10: 0349000204

    Iain Banks at his very best - his funniest, grittiest and most exciting novel yet.  Stewart Gilmour is back in Stonemouth. After five years in exile his presence is required at the funeral of patriarch Joe Murston, and even though the last time ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma by Kerry Hudson
    Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma - by Kerry Hudson

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099554622 | ISBN 10: 0099554623

    Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2012, Tony Hogan introduces an irresistible new Scottish voice... Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the Sky Arts Awards, the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award, the Saltire Scottish First ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Silver Bough by Lisa Tuttle
    The Silver Bough - by Lisa Tuttle

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780874418 | ISBN 10: 1780874413

    Appleton is a small town nestled on the coast of Scotland. Though it was once famous for the apples it produced, these days its a shadow of its former self.   But in a hidden orchard a golden apple dangles from a silver bough, an apple believ ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Crow Road by Iain Banks
    The Crow Road - by Iain Banks

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780349139159 | ISBN 10: 0349139156

    From its bravura opening onwards, The Crow Road is justly regarded as an outstanding contemporary novel.   'It was the day my grandmother exploded. I sat in the crematorium, listening to my Uncle Hamish quietly snoring in harmony to Bach's Mas ... more

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  • Cover image of book You Had Me at Hello by Mhairi McFarlane
    You Had Me at Hello - by Mhairi McFarlane

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780007488056 | ISBN 10: 000748805x

    What happens when the one that got away comes back? Find out in this sparkling debut from Mhairi McFarlane.  Think of the great duos of history. We're just like them. You mean like Kylie and Jason? Torvill and Dean? Sonny and Cher? I thi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Every Short Story by Alasdair Gray 1951-2012 by Alasdair Gray
    Every Short Story by Alasdair Gray 1951-2012 - by Alasdair Gray

    £30.00   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780857865601 | ISBN 10: 0857865609

    Sixty four short tales from Gray's earlier books are here joined with ten new stories, with illustrations and information to amuse curious readers. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Night Waking by Sarah Moss
    Night Waking - by Sarah Moss

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781847082701 | ISBN 10: 184708270x

    Historian Anna Bennett has a book to write. She also has an insomniac toddler, a precocious, death-obsessed seven-year-old, and a frequently absent ecologist husband who has brought them all to Colsay, a desolate island in the Hebrides, so he can cou ... more

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  • Cover image of book There but for the by Ali Smith
    There but for the - by Ali Smith

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780141025193 | ISBN 10: 0141025190

    Imagine you give a dinner party and a friend of a friend brings a stranger to your house as his guest. He seems pleasant enough. Imagine that this stranger goes upstairs halfway through the dinner party and locks himself in one of your bedr ... more

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  • Cover image of book And the Land Lay Still by James Robertson
    And the Land Lay Still - by James Robertson

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780141028545 | ISBN 10: 0141028548

    And the Land Lay Still is nothing less than the story of a nation. James Robertson's breathtaking novel is a portrait of modern Scotland as seen through the eyes of natives and immigrants, journalists and politicians, drop-outs and spooks, all trying ... more

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  • Cover image of book Izzy
    Izzy's War - by Isla Dewar

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780091938130 | ISBN 10: 0091938139

    There was rapture in Izzys life. It came when she was flying. She thought she could write a book about the things shed seen from above - herds of deer, hundreds of them, rippling across hilltops, housespeople small as matchstick men. Once, shed ... more

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  • Cover image of book Can the Gods Cry? by Allan Cameron
    Can the Gods Cry? - by Allan Cameron

    £11.00   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781908251008 | ISBN 10: 190825100x

    With one exception, these short stories were written for this collection, and they tentatively look at different themes such as compassion, passivity and their opposites, which are not, of course, original themes, as none exist. The stories are told ... more

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  • Cover image of book Witch Light by Susan Fletcher
    Witch Light - by Susan Fletcher

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780007321605 | ISBN 10: 0007321600

    The new novel from Susan Fletcher, author of the bestselling Eve Green and Oystercatchers.  1692. Corrag, a wild young girl from the mountains of Scotland, has been imprisoned as a witch. Terrified, in a cold, filthy cell, she awaits her fate ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pandaemonium by Christopher Brookmyre
    Pandaemonium - by Christopher Brookmyre

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780349120508 | ISBN 10: 0349120501

    The senior pupils of St Peters High School are on retreat to a secluded outdoor activity centre, coming to terms with the murder of a fellow pupil through the means you would expect: counselling, contemplation, candid discussion and even prayer - no ... more

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  • Cover image of book Collected Stories by Janice Galloway
    Collected Stories - by Janice Galloway

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099540397 | ISBN 10: 0099540398

    Comprising stories from her debut collection, Blood, and the critically acclaimed Where You Find It this collection presents some of the best known and most loved works by one of Scotlands most gifted and original writers (Times Literary Supplem ... more

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  • Cover image of book BrainBomb by Mark Fleming
    BrainBomb - by Mark Fleming

    £15.00   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781847479334 | ISBN 10: 1847479332

    This felt like the ultimate bad acid trip. One moment I was lounging on my bed, gawking at a Siouxsie and the Banshees poster. Next I was screaming my lungs raw while head-butting Siouxsie Sioux.   BrainBomb is a novel telling the lurid sto ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Cool Head by Ian Rankin
    A Cool Head - by Ian Rankin

    £3.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780752884493 | ISBN 10: 0752884492

    "My dad used to say to me, 'Try to keep a cool head and a warm heart'. At least I think it was my dad. I don't really remember him."   Gravy worked in the graveyard - hence the name. He was having a normal day until his friend Benjy turned up ... more

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  • Cover image of book Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks by Christopher Brookmyre
    Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks - by Christopher Brookmyre

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780349118819 | ISBN 10: 0349118817

    Do you believe in ghosts? Do we really live on in some conscious form after we die, capable of communicating with the world of the living?   Aye, right.  That was Jack Parlabane's stance on the matter, anyway. But this was before he fo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Naked Drinking Club by Rhona Cameron
    The Naked Drinking Club - by Rhona Cameron

    £12.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780091901844 | ISBN 10: 0091901847

    'It was dark when I came to. What woke me was the cold and the water on my legs. I was doing spoons with Scotty, me behind him. We were on a beach. We didn't speak for the first minute, we were so disorientated. I had to genuinely think very hard abo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pilgrims of the Mist: The Stories of Scotlands Travelling People by Sheila Stewart
    Pilgrims of the Mist: The Stories of Scotlands Travelling People - by Sheila Stewart

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781841587523 | ISBN 10: 1841587524

    Sheila Stewart, singer, storyteller and author, is one of the last in the line of Scotlands travelling people. The way of life of the old travellers tramping the country roads, camping in the woods, hawking, fortune-telling and temporary work on f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Day by A.L. Kennedy
    Day - by A.L. Kennedy

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099494058 | ISBN 10: 0099494051

    Alfred Day wanted his war. In its turmoil he found his proper purpose as the tail-gunner in a Lancaster bomber; he found the wild, dark fellowship of his crew, and - most extraordinary of all - he found Joyce, a woman to love. But that's all gone no ... more

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  • Cover image of book Thirteen by Sebastian Beaumont
    Thirteen - by Sebastian Beaumont

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781905802128 | ISBN 10: 1905802129

    Thirteen is the story of Stephen Bardot, a taxi driver working on the night shift in Brighton. He works such long shifts that he is often driving while exhausted, and it is then that he starts to experience major alterations to his perception of real ... more

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  • Cover image of book The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro
    The View from Castle Rock - by Alice Munro

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780099497998 | ISBN 10: 0099497999

    On a clear day, you could see 'America' from Edinburgh's Castle Rock - or so said Alice Munro's great-great-great-grandfather, James Laidlaw, when he had drink taken. Then, in 1818, Laidlaw left the parish of 'no advantages', of banked Presbyterian e ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Boy and the Sea by Kirsty Gunn
    The Boy and the Sea - by Kirsty Gunn

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780571230198 | ISBN 10: 0571230199

    At the start of a summer's day, Ward is waiting on the beach. His friend, Alex, wants him to come to a party at Alison's where there'll be girls and drinks and the possibilities of fun.  But Ward is shy and self-conscious and struggling to move ... more

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  • Cover image of book Espresso Tales by Alexander McCall Smith
    Espresso Tales - by Alexander McCall Smith

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780349119700 | ISBN 10: 0349119708

    In Espresso Tales, Alexander McCall Smith returns home to Edinburgh and the glorious cast of his own tales of the city, the residents of 44 Scotland Street, with a new set of challenges for each one of them. Bruce, the intolerably vain and perpe ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girl Who Married a Lion by Alexander McCall Smith
    The Girl Who Married a Lion - by Alexander McCall Smith

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781841956299 | ISBN 10: 1841956295

    How can a girl possibly have married a lion? How can a man have a tree growing out of his head? And how can a woman have children made of wax?  The stories in this delightful collection make these questions seem simple, everyday ones - with, as ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Rat-Pit by Patrick MacGill
    The Rat-Pit - by Patrick MacGill

    £7.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781902602554 | ISBN 10: 1902602552

    Both a sequel and a parallel to Children of the Dead End, The Rat-Pit tells the tragic story of the struggle of Donegal girl Norah Ryan against poverty at the turn of the century. The name is taken from a lodging house in Glasgow 'where human ... more

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