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A Work of Beauty

A Work of Beauty

Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith

Location(s): Edinburgh

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

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“I love this city, and always shall. I write about it. I dream about it. I walk its streets and see something new each day – traces of faded lettering on the stone, still legible, but just; some facade...

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Colouring Scotland

Colouring Scotland

Author(s): Laura Henderson

Location(s): Scotland

Genre(s): Miscellaneous

Era(s): Contemporary

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Adult colouring exploded onto the publishing scene with the huge, runaway international success of Scot Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest and Secret Garden books.Here, talented illustrator Laura Henderson takes us on a colouring journey across Scotland, covering all its most...

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Games People Play

Games People Play

Author(s): Owen Mullen

Location(s): Glasgow, Scotland

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): 2016

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On a warm summer’s evening thirteen month old Lily Hamilton is abducted from Ayr beach in Scotland, taken while her parents are yards away. Three days later, the distraught father turns up at Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron’s office and...

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Keeper of the Way

Keeper of the Way

Author(s): Patricia Leslie

Location(s): Isle of Skye, Sydney

Genre(s): Fantasy, Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1600s to 1880s

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Book one in a three book series: After news of grave robbing and murder in Dun Ringall, the ancient stronghold of Clan McKinnon on the Isle of Skye, Rosalie realises it is time to share her family’s secrets. Descendants...

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Love is Blind

Love is Blind

Author(s): William Boyd

Location(s): Edinburgh, Paris, St Petersburg (Leningrad)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Late 19th & early 20th centuries

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This is William Boyd’s sweeping, heart-stopping new novel. Set at the end of the 19th century, it follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, about to embark on the story of his life. When Brodie is...

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Sealskin

Sealskin

Author(s): Su Bristow

Location(s): The Hebrides

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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What happens when magic collides with reality?Donald is a young fisherman, eking out a lonely living on the west coast of Scotland. One night he witnesses something miraculous …and makes a terrible mistake. His action changes lives – not...

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The Calling

The Calling

Author(s): Philip Caveney

Location(s): Edinburgh

Genre(s): Young Adult

Era(s): Contemoporary

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A boy wakes up on a train to Edinburgh.He is shocked to discover that no idea who he is or how he came to be on the train – and once off it, he finds himself immersed in the...

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The Hunting Party

The Hunting Party

Author(s): Lucy Foley

Location(s): Inverness-shire

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather for New Year. The beautiful one The golden couple The volatile one The new parents The quiet one The city boy The outsider The victim. Not...

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Witness the Dead

Witness the Dead

Author(s): Craig Robertson

Location(s): Glasgow

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern looking back to 1970s

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Scotland 1972. Glasgow is haunted by a murderer nicknamed Red Silk – a feared serial killer who selects his victims in the city’s nightclubs. The case remains unsolved but Archibald Atto, later imprisoned for other murders, is thought to...

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The Sixteen Trees of the Somme

The Sixteen Trees of the Somme

Author(s): Lars Mytting

Location(s): Norway, Shetland Islands, The Somme

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 20th century

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By Norway’s bestselling novelist and the author of NORWEGIAN WOOD, a family story of epic scale. Edvard grows up on a remote mountain farmstead in Norway with his taciturn grandfather, Sverre. The death of his parents, when he was...

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