An early response in @parisreview to Tom Pow’s new poetry collection Naranjas:
‘It’s a joy his best yet, maybe...Naranjas is a remarkable collection. Pow’s powers as a poet seem to be growing stronger with each passing season’.
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2 days ago
‘Blood Legacy is a moving, timely, well-written book that makes an important contribution to the growing debate in the horrors that accompanied Britain’s empire building. Alex Renton’s forensic and remarkably honest analysis of his own family papers, and the profound darkness they contain, highlights our continuing failure to acknowledge the extreme toxicity of so much of our imperial history.’ William Dalrymple
‘This moving and powerful book asks one of the most important moral questions of our age: how are we to repair the historic damage done by transatlantic slavery? Reparation is the answer, but it is too grudging a word. We should not heal the historic damage of our past because we are pressurised to do so. We should do it joyfully because it is the right thing to do.’ Richard Holloway
Blood Legacy: Reckoning with a Family’s Story of Slavery by Alex Renton, published 6 May #canongatebooks ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
‘We all need a Devorgilla Cottage somewhere in our hearts and in our imaginations. This is a book about survival and renewal and sheer willpower’ @kirsty_wark_
Look at this most beautiful proof of #devorgilladays by @poshpedlar, a very special memoir about hope, recovery and second chances.
It’s the story of how Kathleen Hart, recuperating from serious illness, left behind her old life to begin again in Wigtown, Scotland’s book town. From renovating her cottage to exploring the seemingly quiet, but actually bustling town, she encounters a whole community of book lovers, beekeepers, artists and writers. She starts wild swimming. And, with the worldwide community who know her as PoshPedlar on Instagram, she rebuilds her life again.
Out 27 May, available to preorder linktr.ee/KathleenHart
#wigtownbookfestival #wigtown #wigtownbooktown #booksfromscotland #memoir ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
To mark #earthday we’re showcasing six of our recent publications which explore our relationship with the planet and its wildlife.
#Native:Life in a Vanishing Landscape by Patrick Laurie, shortlisted for #wainwrightprize20
#Tiger by @mspollyclark, shortlisted for #saltireprize
The Nature of Summer by Jim Crumley, finalist for #highlandbookprize
#ForTheLoveofTrees by @annadeaconphotographyand @allan_vicky
Between Light& Storm:How We Live With Other Species by @estherwoolfson
Antlers of Water:Writing on the Nature & Environment of Scotland, edited by Kathleen Jamie
#naturewriting #earthday2021 ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
IF THE TRUTH’S IN THE SHADOWS GET OUT OF THE LIGHT.
Introducing #TheDarkRemains, the first ever DI Laidlaw case, from crime-writing legend William McIlvanney and number one bestseller Ian Rankin. Coming September, preorder now: linktr.ee/dark remains.
‘Most of us writing crime fiction today are standing on the shoulders of giants. McIlvanney is one such giant’ #markbillingham ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Happy Publication Day to #bitterhall, the much anticipated second novel by @hmcclory. ‘She’s a writer completely unafraid’ says Ali Smith.
‘Hauntingly delicious’ Sunday Post
‘A ghostly, shape- shifting novel from a rising Scottish writer’ Daily Mail
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1 month ago
Congratulations @davidbishop on #CityOfVengeance being longlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize!
Astonished and delighted that my Renaissance Florence thriller #CityOfVengeance is on the longlist for the 2021 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize! More details: https://www.wilbur-niso-smithfoundation.org/index.php/awards/best-published-novel-2019/2021-longlist
Booking now - one-day writing retreat at spectacular Hare Hill Barn https://www.harehillbarn.co.uk/ http://karenlloyd.co.uk/writing-courses/
Thrilled to see #TheDarkRemains on front cover of @thebookseller - story inside about this remarkable collaboration of @Beathhigh & William McIlvanney
Oh HI THERE, @thebookseller. You're looking rather fine today... #TheDarkRemains @Beathhigh
Published four years ago, and the reader love for this book just continues: 'beautiful, unforgettable, compelling, soul warming..it will equally charm and break you'. Highly recommended!
Wow - more #Goodreads delightfulness with
@JulietConlin's amazing novel #TheUncommonLifeofAlfredWarnerinSixDays 😍
1215 ratings and 94 reviews with a 4.24 star average 🧡🧡
What a boost that international star @davidbaldacci, gives such a ringing endorsement to the historical crime debut by @davidbishop! #CityofVengeance just out
Happy Publication Day to this dark, chilling & unputdownable story by new master of Irish Noir, Nicola White! In #TheRosaryGarden, the church is trying to suppress a murder- and not just the one...
Wonder where their home will be?!
A friendly Yeti who has lived on Cairngorm mountain for a century is being squeezed out of his snowhole by the rubbish and debris he collects during his daily walks.
When he meets the Winter Elves, the search begins to find him a new forever home.
Sounds intriguing! Have you finished it?
Ellie could not take her eyes off the little cottage along the road. Packages arrived whenever they needed something, flocks of ravens landed in the garden and strange puffs of green smoke blew from the chimney. Her mother needs a sitter. Surely not the Sagebottoms. MG #xponorth