Advent Calendar Day 16 : Rebel Cats! Brave Tales of Feisty Felines by Kimberlie Hamilton. Purrfect for 8-16 years! Discover secrets, stories and facts about history's most fascinating felines. An engaging collection about cats who are the heroes of their own stories, Rebel Cats introduces us to fur-raising facts and adventures from around the world and across the centuries. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Advent Calendar continues with THE ICE MAIDEN by Sara Sheridan (Severn House), set in 1842 : As she stows away on a ship bound for the Antarctic, a young woman uncovers a shocking betrayal. ‘a hugely enjoyable adventure story of love, betrayal, revenge and danger in the frozen south’ (Portobello Book Blog) ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Advent Calendar Day 12 features Sally Magnusson's acclaimed debut THE SEALWOMAN'S GIFT (Two Roads). Picked for ITV's Zoe Ball Book Club, the Radio 2 Book Club, shortlisted for The Saltire Fiction of the Year, HWA Debut Crown. 'An extraordinarily immersive read ... examining themes of motherhood, identity, exile and freedom' Guardian. 'The best sort of historical novel' Scotsman ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
Thoroughly recommended. A novel that blows you away and leaves you thinking for a very long time.
Day 11 and the JBA Advent Calendar whisks you to Shetland, setting for Malachy Tallack's fine debut novel THE VALLEY AT THE CENTRE OF THE WORLD (Canongate):'a deceptively beautiful novel. Tallack writes with such tenderness for his characters and quiet awe for the patch of earth he places them on. Now that I've turned the last page, I find myself experiencing a strange kind of loneliness' Sara Baume ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
JBA Advent calendar day 10, and we have fabulous Scottish crime fiction to recommend. THE POLISH DETECTIVE is the first in Hania Allen's series set in Dundee; THE SINS OF THE DEAD by Lin Anderson is thrillingly set in Glasgow and at Thunder in the Glen - the mass annual ride out of Harley Davidsons in Aviemore; and ONLY THE DEAD CAN TELL by Alex Gray, latest in her brilliant Lorimer series ; 'an excellent crime writer' Daily Mail. ... See MoreSee Less
7 days ago
Alex Gray kindly gave a signed copy of Only the Dead Can Tell to be auctioned off for the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation. Thanks so much to her!
On Human Rights Day, we are delighted to announce that 404 Ink will be publishing CONSTITUTION STREET, the debut non-fiction by Jemma Neville, an exploration of constitution in the age of anxiety. The global issue of human rights as seen through the lens of an Edinburgh street and its inhabitants. The book is set to be published in September 2019. ... See MoreSee Less
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On Day 9 of our Advent Calendar we head Into the Peatlands with Robin Crawford (Birlinn). This beautifully illustrated book is the perfect gift for those who love nature writing, the Hebrides or Scottish culture. And whisky. ... See MoreSee Less
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Think I have this Guardian article to thank for The Many Worlds of Albie Bright hitting the top spot in this Amazon bestsellers list today. And The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day at #4! Thanks @MrWalkerKPPS https://t.co/m38TKJRYRL
"The Many Worlds of Albie Bright, The Jamie Drake Equation and The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day should be at the top of any Christmas list for 7- to 11-year-olds" So proud to see my books recommended in this brilliant @guardian article today. https://t.co/m38TKJRYRL
So this has happened. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this proof of #TIGER. See her shine! See her prowl! ❤️❤️❤️
Great review for @JonathanMeres from headlining @SwindonYFL: He quickly captivated the young audience and seemed to have a direct line to their funny bones. 👏👏💥🎉
So delighted for my fellow @dundeeuni Mlitter Clare Hunter @sewingmatters. It's been quite a journey! Can't wait to see that book on the shelves 😍 @JennyBrownBooks
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“Just received the proof copy of Threads of Life. It feels so strange to hold a (beautiful) object in your hands when for so long it has just be...
@lilja1972 @ForlagidRights @BooklabAgency Have a wonderful time at @BloodyScotland. I shall miss the footy match and especially sharing a brolly with @agentjenny. ☔️
HELL is even more stunning up close. Alasdair Gray’s original take on Dante, out 4 Oct. @canongatebooks @waterstones #DanteDivineTrilogy
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