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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 historys 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.
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)
Advent Calendar Day 13 : two beautiful books to gift for children, both illustrated by Alison Murray : BEDTIME STORIES by Margaret Mayo and LITTLE GREEN HEN by Alison herself.
Our Advent Calendar Day 12 features Sally Magnussons acclaimed debut THE SEALWOMANS GIFT (Two Roads). Picked for ITVs 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


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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 Tallacks 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 Ive turned the last page, I find myself experiencing a strange kind of loneliness Sara Baume
JBA Advent calendar day 10, and we have fabulous Scottish crime fiction to recommend.  THE POLISH DETECTIVE is the first in Hania Allens 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.


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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.
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.

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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

"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.

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HELL is even more stunning up close. Alasdair Gray’s original take on Dante, out 4 Oct. @canongatebooks @waterstones #DanteDivineTrilogy

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