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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’. 
Published 20 May
‘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
‘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

#wigtownbookfestival #wigtown #wigtownbooktown #booksfromscotland #memoir
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
Introducing #TheDarkRemains, the first ever DI Laidlaw case, from crime-writing legend William McIlvanney and number one bestseller Ian Rankin. Coming September, preorder now: remains. 

‘Most of us writing crime fiction today are standing on the shoulders of giants. McIlvanney is one such giant’ #markbillingham
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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