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‘An absolute triumph! It had me gripped right to the end’ Sarah Haywood, author of Cactus
‘Wonderful. One never messes with faeries’ Melanie Reid, The Times

Loch Katrina waterworks, 1856. A Highland wilderness fast becoming an industrial wasteland. No place for a lady. Young doctor’s wife Isabel Aird, grieving for the loss of her many unborn children, finds unexpected freedoms among these hills echoing with gunpowder blasts day and night. With new life quickening within her again, Isabel can only wait. But a darker presence has also emerged from the gunpowder smoke. And he is waiting too. 

#TheNinthChild by #sallymagnusson, out as a beautiful paperback on 1st October
Oh, the novelty of meeting an author for coffee indoors in a cafe! A catch up with Sue Lawrence to hear more about her new writing project in The Scottish Cafe. Sue against the magnificent Fire Thistle print by #mairihelena 
Sue’s latest novel The Unreliable Death of Lady Grange is out now

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Was there yesterday, having a research meeting!

For decades, Esther Woolfson has lived with birds, observing them closely. In this groundbreaking new book, Woolfson moved from this intimate acquaintance with another species to reflect more broadly on the complex relationship between humans and animals. 

‘Elegiac, haunting and piercingly intelligent.. A profoundly moving and important book’ Isabella Tree author of Wilding

‘A powerful, poignant and urgently important reflection on the non-human world. Immaculately researched and compulsively readable’ Charles Foster

Published 3 September by Granta Books
Esther Woolfson’s previous books include ‘Corvus’. A Radio 4 Book of the Week

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Looks very interesting, thank you!

*Scottish Book of the Month*, Dundee Courier
#SightUnseen by Sandra Ireland, first in the Sarah Sutherland series 

The sins of the past lie just out of sight

‘The links Sandra Ireland weaves between Sarah’s investigation of the past and her present ensured from beginning to end I could not put this book down. I was left wishing it was longer..Ireland approaches difficult subjects with sensitivity and realism which gives the book a deeply human perspective...This gripping tale has left me longing for a sequel’
Just published
#birlinn #polygonbooks
Stags, wasps, eagles and barnacles await you. Islands and rivers. Windowsills. We invite you to read not as a passive recipient, but as an active participant in this vital work, noticing...When we read and write, when we love our fellow creatures, when we walk on the beach, when we just listen and notice, we are not little cogs in the machine, but part of the remedy.
Antlers of Water: Writing on the Nature and Environment of Scotland, edited by Kathleen Jamie, published today by Canongate.

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Will be getting this one today.

What a stunning cover 💕

‘I adored this: it’s pure escapism, and the cover is also a stunner.’

Thank you @alisonflood at The Bookseller for making The Ninth Child an Editor’s Choice in October’s Paperback Preview.  

Available in hardback and ebook now, paperback out 1st October

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Scotland Highlands....

Kathleen Jamie’s terrific, luminous essay collection is Waterstones Scottish Book of the Month again for August. Second month in a row! 
‘It is as if Jamie, wherever she goes, functions as a lightning rod, drawing past, present and future together.’ New Statesman
‘This is wonderful writing, testing the limits of nonfiction’ Observer
Three cheers for Patrick Laurie whose magnificent book NATIVE is on the shortlist for the Wainwright Prize for UK Nature Writing. Published by Birlinn

‘[A] beautifully written memoir, a mesmerising account of a year of back-breaking labour, personal despair and piercing moments of joy… unforced and utterly authentic.’ FIVE STAR REVIEW – Mail on Sunday

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