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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

#scottishbooks
Happy Publication Day to Alex Gray! Before The Storm is the latest in her Sunday Times bestselling series set in Glasgow featuring DSI William Lorimer. 
‘Alex Gray returns with another belter’ The Herald
‘classic Alex Gray- warm-hearted, atmospheric..with a very interesting twist’ Ann Cleeves
‘Lorimer is up there with the best’ reader review

#tartannoir #crimefiction #scottishcrimefiction

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Love the matching mug and cover

Splendid!

Happy Publication Day in paperback to @linandersonwriter and @alisonbelsham - and happy reading to crime fiction fans everywhere.  
In The Innocent Dead, a child’s remains are discovered in a peat bog south of Glasgow and forensic scientist Rhonda MacLeod uses new advances in her field to solve a decades-old mystery of a missing girl.  
And in The Embalmer, a mummified body at the Brighton Museum of Natural History is discovered to be not ancient, but a recent victim. Detective Francis Sullivan is caught in a race against time to find the identity of The Embalmer.
#crimefiction #scottishcrimefiction
Rights Announcement from today’s Bookseller
Sheffield-based indie Vertebrate has signed Iain Cameron’s The Vanishing Ice, chronicling the disappearance of Scotland’s snow patches and how they have excited travellers and writers for hundreds of years. 
Editor Kirsty Reade said ‘These little-seen relics of the Ice Age shed light on the landscapes they occupy and the threat of climate change, and this beautiful book about spending time in the hills will appeal to walkers, mountaineers and nature lovers’. 
Cameron is widely acknowledged as Britain’s foremost authority on snow patches. 
Published 6 October. 
Image of Iain by Murdo MacLeod
#snowpatches @iainjamescameron @vertebrate_publishing @_thebookseller

RIGHTS ANNOUNCEMENT From today's BookBrunch

Two Roads will publish Maggie Ritchie’s 'utterly compelling' novel Daisy Chain, set in pre-war Glasgow and 1920s Shanghai. Publisher Lisa Highton acquired UK & Commonwealth rights from Jenny Brown at Jenny Brown Associates.

Inspired by the lives of pioneering women artists the Glasgow Girls, Daisy Chain is a sweeping and atmospheric story of feminism, friendship and creativity which takes the reader from the wealth and poverty of early 20th century Glasgow to the glamour and dissolution of 1920s colonial Shanghai.
Lily Crawford and Jeanie Taylor, from very different backgrounds, are firm friends from their childhoods in Kirkcudbright. They share their ambitions for their futures, Lily to be an artist, Jeanie to be a dancer. The two women's eventful lives are intertwined but they lose touch when Jeanie flees domestic abuse and joins a dance company, while Lily attends The Mack, Glasgow's famous school of art designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. A chance meeting brings them back together and on to the glamour of 1920s Shanghai, where they must resort to desperate measures to ensure their safety.

Ritchie said: "I’m so pleased that Two Roads will be publishing Daisy Chain, which gave me the chance to explore two worlds I find equally fascinating: turn-of-the-century Glasgow where women artists were at the forefront of the new Glasgow Style, and jazz-era Shanghai with its hedonistic demi-monde. Living in a city that retains much of its artistic and architectural past and a research trip to Shanghai’s beautifully preserved French quarter, allowed me to go back in time and follow in the footsteps of the Glasgow Girls."

Ritchie is a Glasgow-based journalist and novelist. Her debut novel, Paris Kiss (Saraband, 2015), won the Curtis Brown Prize, and was runner up for the Sceptre Prize. Her second novel, Looking for Evelyn, was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for Best Published Novel 2018. Daisy Chain is published in hardback, eBook and audiobook on 10 June 2021.
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RIGHTS ANNOUNCEMENT From todays BookBrunch

Two Roads will publish Maggie Ritchie’s utterly compelling novel Daisy Chain, set in pre-war Glasgow and 1920s Shanghai. Publisher Lisa Highton acquired UK & Commonwealth rights from Jenny Brown at Jenny Brown Associates.

Inspired by the lives of pioneering women artists the Glasgow Girls, Daisy Chain is a sweeping and atmospheric story of feminism, friendship and creativity which takes the reader from the wealth and poverty of early 20th century Glasgow to the glamour and dissolution of 1920s colonial Shanghai.
 Lily Crawford and Jeanie Taylor, from very different backgrounds, are firm friends from their childhoods in Kirkcudbright. They share their ambitions for their futures, Lily to be an artist, Jeanie to be a dancer. The two womens eventful lives are intertwined but they lose touch when Jeanie flees domestic abuse and joins a dance company, while Lily attends The Mack, Glasgows famous school of art designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. A chance meeting brings them back together and on to the glamour of 1920s Shanghai, where they must resort to desperate measures to ensure their safety.

Ritchie said: I’m so pleased that Two Roads will be publishing Daisy Chain, which gave me the chance to explore two worlds I find equally fascinating: turn-of-the-century Glasgow where women artists were at the forefront of the new Glasgow Style, and jazz-era Shanghai with its hedonistic demi-monde. Living in a city that retains much of its artistic and architectural past and a research trip to Shanghai’s beautifully preserved French quarter, allowed me to go back in time and follow in the footsteps of the Glasgow Girls.

Ritchie is a Glasgow-based journalist and novelist. Her debut novel, Paris Kiss (Saraband, 2015), won the Curtis Brown Prize, and was runner up for the Sceptre Prize. Her second novel, Looking for Evelyn, was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for Best Published Novel 2018. Daisy Chain is published in hardback, eBook and audiobook on 10 June 2021.

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Congratulations all round. It sounds amazing.

Many congratulations! Kx

Congrats....xx Sounds exactly the sort of read my mother in law would love ...but need to know first is there any sex or swearing? She discards books immediately she comes accross either of these things !!!!!

Wonderful. Well done.

Looking forward to reading it 😃

Huge congrats Maggie! 🎉🎉xx

Brilliant news!

Love the sound of this fascinating book. Congratulations!

Superb. Look forward to reading it. x

Brilliant Maggie, and on audiobook too! Hurray.

Fantastic Maggie Ritchie, I miss Shanghai, look forward to reading it 👍 x

So biased - but marvellous news for my darling, Maggie Ritchie. Thanks so much to Jenny. Jenny Brown Associates And thanks to all at Two Roads books

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Bouquets or books for #mothersday? We say both (but books last longer)! Here’s our selection of brand new titles- still time before Sunday to click and collect from your local indie, order from waterstones.com or at uk.bookshop.org.
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