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Titles by our 2020 Festival Authors
Stephen RuttWintering£9.99The arrival of huge flocks of geese in the UK i...The arrival of huge flocks of geese in the UK is one of the most evocative and powerful harbingers of winter; a vast natural phenomenon to capture the imagination. So Stephen Rutt found when he mov...
Alexander McCall SmithThe Second Worst Restaurant in France£8.99Paul Stewart has returned to Scotland to contin...Paul Stewart has returned to Scotland to continue his successful career. His agent and girlfriend, Gloria, has arranged for him to write The Philosophy of Food in Six Easy Chapters, a project he re...
Melinda SalisburyHold Back the Tide£7.99Everyone knows what happened to Alva's mother, ...Everyone knows what happened to Alva's mother, all those years ago. But when dark forces begin to stir in Ormscaula, Alva has to face a very different future - and question everything she thought s...
Michael LongleyThe Candlelight Master£10.00'I can't bear the thought of a world without Mi...'I can't bear the thought of a world without Michael Longley, yet his poetry keeps hurtling towards that fact more and more urgently as it stretches in an unflinching way beyond comfort or certaint...
Sally MagnussonThe Ninth Child£9.99Loch Katrine waterworks, 1856. A Highland wilde...Loch Katrine waterworks, 1856. A Highland wilderness fast becoming an industrial wasteland. No place for a lady. Isabel Aird is aghast when her husband is appointed doctor to an extraordinary water...
Jackie MorrisThe House Without Windows£7.99Discover this extraordinary lost classic of nat...Discover this extraordinary lost classic of nature writing - a fable about wildness and the desire to escape - beautifully illustrated by beloved artist and The Lost Words creator Jackie Morris. Li...
Carys DaviesWest£8.99When Cy Bellman, American settler and widowed f...When Cy Bellman, American settler and widowed father of Bess, reads in the newspaper that huge ancient bones have been discovered in a Kentucky swamp, he leaves his small Pennsylvania farm and youn...
Ned BeaumanBeneath the Skin£8.99Buried beneath layers of flesh, our hearts pump...Buried beneath layers of flesh, our hearts pump, our lungs inflate, our kidneys filter. These organs, and others, are essential to our survival but remain largely unknown to us. In Beneath the Skin...
Hugh McMillanMcMillan's Galloway£12.99McMillan's Galloway, a witty and irreverent loo...McMillan's Galloway, a witty and irreverent look at contemporary Dumfries and Galloway, provides a suitably individualistic snapshot of a place which operated for so long as an independent entity c...
Jackie MorrisThe Jackie Morris Book of Classic Nursery Rhymes£15.00A wonderfully illustrated and sumptuous collect...A wonderfully illustrated and sumptuous collection of nursery rhymes for all ages, including many favourite rhymes as well as some that will be a delightful discovery. Originally published as The C...
Philip HensherThe Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story£10.99'Sometimes - not often - a book comes along tha...'Sometimes - not often - a book comes along that feels like Christmas. Philip Hensher's timely, but timeless, selection of the best short stories from the past 20 years is that kind of book. A spec...
Catherine BrutonNo Ballet Shoes in Syria£7.99Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in...Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria. When Aya stumbles across a local ballet class, the formidable dance teacher ...