We’re very proud of these three terrific novels, published today. Perfect winter reading beside the fire.
The Embalmer by internationally bestselling author @alisonbelsham, a ‘deliciously creepy’ crime novel. A mummified body in Brighton Museum turns out to be a recent victim..
When Shadows Fall by Alex Gray, set in Glasgow- DS Lorimer investigates murders of ex-policemen ‘exciting, pacy, authentic’.
And Tiger by @mspollyclark, the long awaited paperback of this terrific story of survival and redemption set in deep Siberia ‘Fierce, elegant and compelling’.
In bookshops today, or available by post from bookshop.org ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Funny how similar the covers are for Tiger and The Embalmer! 😃
From The New Statesman
'When turning the pages of Wolfson’s spellbinding books, you can’t help but wonder what creatures may have been peering over her shoulder as she wrote… This intimacy feeds into her new examination of our relationship with the wilder world: from ancient ideas about human exceptionalism in philosophy to the pandemic-spreading cons'.
Between Light and Storm:How We Live With Other Species by Esther Woolfson, published by Granta. out now ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Many congratulations to Mick and Brita on the SLA award for their Outstanding Contribution to Information Books. What a fantastic and highly deserved achievement.
Paul Rockett, Publisher for Franklin Watts and Wayland, says “Mick and Brita have published over a wide range of topics including science, history, art, music, and biography. Their extensive work is warm, charming, beautiful, moving, often bringing in their own personal insights and experiences to topics which adds a big dose of humanity and makes the reader understand the tangible heritage and impact events and science have on us all. The relationship between the artwork and the text is impeccable, and feels inseparable – which is key to all successful illustrated non-fiction. Neither overwhelms the other and together they engage the reader fully. We are delighted to present them with this Award which recognises their impact on both children and the information book sector.” ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
A radiant bowl of delights! Three books out today:
Paradise, the final part of Alasdair Gray’s masterful retelling of Dante’s Divine Trilogy, and his last book.
The Un-Discovered Islands by Malachy Tallack, the beautifully illustrated new edition account of two dozen islands once believed to be real but no longer found on modern maps.
And, on the day when bookshops in England close their doors for a month, Shaun Bythell’s warm and witty account of the quirky and eccentric customers he’s encountered in his years of book selling.
You can still visit bookshops in Scotland! And you can order books online from your independent bookshop. And check out our new favourite website, Bookshop.org, a brilliant way to buy books and support bookshops.
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3 weeks ago
Just posted a photo @ Edinburgh, United Kingdom https://www.instagram.com/p/CG91HGZjnt3/?igshid=11udvvz9mcemi
Just posted a photo @ Scotland https://www.instagram.com/p/CG68qnwjWJH/?igshid=qiwunaw0kddm
Just posted a photo @ Scotland https://www.instagram.com/p/CGmRCnajwcD/?igshid=12rrfczjh5pjj
Just posted a photo @ Scotland https://www.instagram.com/p/CFy3rCKjBlF/?igshid=yeg328hhi0lm
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… https://www.instagram.com/p/CEY9Xjljvhj/?igshid=29hpfmj56s8f
Great opportunity for illustrators!
Count down to the first ‘From Seed to Table’ competition deadline! Entries need to be in by midday Wednesday 15th July. Take inspiration from wonderfully talented @ChieHosaka
Happy July! and thank you @Waterstones for choosing #Surfacing as your Scottish Book of the Month
Bravo @HachetteUK. Look forward to you being here in Edinburgh. Will have the kettle on.
.@HachetteUK has revealed plans to open new offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield and Bristol over the next 12 months, following a year-long consultation with staff who have volunteered to relocate. Discover more here: https://bit.ly/37ye7Fb (£)