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‘You have to remember she was a Lowlander, born and bred in a city. What did she know about matters that Highlanders drink in with their mother’s’ milk? There she cane, all innocent, with her parasol a-twirl and a background that had bred her useless. Broken inside, though. Awful broken. A woman like that had no defences.’ Loch Katrine waterworks, 1856. A Highland wilderness fast becoming an industrial wasteland. No place for a lady. #TheNinthChild, Sally Magnusson’s spellbinding new historical novel, is published on 19 March. #tworoadsbooks

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Loved the book, such a great read and such an incredible weaving of stories.

Can’t wait to read this!

This looks so good!!

I have it here waiting to read... can't wait to read it and to host Sally at the inaugural SWI Baldernock Salon, eh Catriona Gemmell?

‘Each year, in the third week of February, there is a day, or, more usually, a run of days, when one can say for sure that the light is back.’ Kathleen Jamie from Sightlines (Sort Of Books) Welcome back light. #arthursseat

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Love this collection of essays. I’m booked to give a seminar on it soon.

Delighted to find that #IslandDreams by Gavin Francis is an Editor’s Choice for May in The Bookseller Preview. ‘Beautifully illustrated throughout, it’s an enchanting meditation on rest and motion, independence and attachment, and what these mean in our hyper-connected world.’ Published by Canongate on 7 May.
If it’s lasting love you want to communicate on Friday, you’d be better off ditching the flowers, bypassing those chocolates and heading to a bookshop. Here are our recommendations of recent fiction and non-fiction from Scotland to win any lover’s heart. Happy Saint Valentine’s Day! #booksforvalentinesday
A cheering arrival for a snowy day- stunning paperback for Clare Hunter’s Threads of Life: a History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle. Out 5 March Saltire First Book of the Year. Sunday Times bestseller. BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. #sceptrebooks #sewingmatters #saltireliterary

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Really gorgeous colours.

What a stunning cover!

Gorgeous cover

Shona Gibson you might like this book ...

Dundee’s favourite detective is back: a missing girl, a cold case, a family with dark secrets. DI Danish Gorska, aka The Polish Detective, has her work cut out. #dundee #crimefiction #waterstonesdundee #crimevault
Out today! Gripping crime thriller from Alison Belsham, author of The Tattoo Thief. The body count is rising...and the clock is ticking. Reviews from the blog tour: ‘An absolute belter of a read.. I really enjoyed the first book in the series but by heck, with this one the author has knocked it out the park. Absolutely loved it.’ @sarahhardy681 Meet Alison at the launch on Thursday 20 Feb at 6.30pm in Waterstones West End Edinburgh. #thetattoothief #trapezebooks #orionpublishing #alisonbelsham

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From the inspiration behind Grandpa Was An Astronaut to what he's working on now, get a glimpse into the world of the ever-entertaining Jonathan Meres in our latest author Q&A.

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