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Gale Winskill

Gale Winskill - Editor

Aberdour, Scotland

More than 20 years' experience editing fiction (adult and children's) and non-fiction, both in-house and freelance. Still enjoy what I do

Overview

I have worked as a freelance and in-house editor since 1993, in both Hong Kong and the UK, and provide a full range of editorial services to publishing companies, literary agencies, academics and private individuals, on a wide variety of subjects: children’s and adult fiction; adult non-fiction; academic theses and journal articles; blog texts; and self-publishing projects. In addition, I give training courses, seminars and workshops on different aspects of freelancing and editing. I am an Advanced Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), and was a Director of Publishing Scotland (2012–14).

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Anthologies Children's Picture Books Classics Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Horror Humor & Comedy Literature Romance Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference Entertainment Health & wellbeing Nature New Age Parenting & Families Philosophy Psychology Publishing Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Social & Behavioral Sciences Sports & outdoor recreation

Certifications

  • •Copy-Editing, Publishing Training Centre, London
  • •Brush up your Grammar, SfEP
  • •Going freelance and staying there, SfEP
  • •On-screen Editing 1 & 2, SfEP
  • •Training for Trainers, SfEP
  • MA (Hons) English Literature and Italian, University of Edinburgh

Awards

  • Edited two winners and one shortlisted title for the Scottish Children's Book Award
  • Nominated twice as editor for the Brandford Boase Award
  • Edited and judged Kelpies Prize winners, 2005–2009
  • Edited  For Those in Peril ONn The Sea, by Colin M. Drysdale, winner of the First Novel (>80,000 words) category, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, 2014

Work experience

Owner and Editor

WINSKILL EDITORIAL

November, 2008 – Present (about 8 years)

Floris Books, Edinburgh. Editor, 1998–2008 (and subsequently as a freelance editor)

Macmillan, Hong Kong. Freelance editor and writer, 1994–1995

SEPA, Hong Kong. Freelance editor, 1995

Youth Bookroom, Hong Kong. Editor and writer, 1993–1995

Asia Law and Practice, Hong Kong. Freelance editor, 1993

Worldwide Fruit, Geest Plc., Spalding. Fruit importer (Italy), 1991–1992

Portfolio (106 selected works)

The Dress Detective: A Practical Guide to Object-Based Research in Fashion

Ingrid Mida, Alexandra Kim

The Dress Detective is the first practical guide to analysing fashion objects, clearly demonstrating how their close analysis can enhance and enrich interdisciplinary research. This accessible book provides readers with the tools to uncover the hidden stories in garments, setting out a carefully developed research methodology specific to dress, and providing easy to use checklists that guide t... read more

The Dress Detective is the first practical guide to analysing fashion objects, clearly demonstrating how their close analysis can enhance and enrich interdisciplinary research. This accessible book provides readers with the tools to uncover the hidden stories in garments, setting out a carefully developed research methodology specific to dress, and providing easy to use checklists that guide t... read more

The Angels' Cut (The Angels' Share series Book 1)

Mac Logan

They take his sister, attack his family and mean to kill him with extreme prejudice … What’s a guy to do? NEED TO KNOW BIZZ is a greedy collusion of organised crime, banking, government, business, politicians and corrupted spooks. They’re making lot’s of money. They aim to stay invisible, and no one gets in their way. BOOK DESCRIPTION When investigative journalist, Eilidh Duncan, uncovers BIZZ... read more

They take his sister, attack his family and mean to kill him with extreme prejudice … What’s a guy to do? NEED TO KNOW BIZZ is a greedy collusion of organised crime, banking, government, business, politicians and corrupted spooks. They’re making lot’s of money. They aim to stay invisible, and no one gets in their way. BOOK DESCRIPTION When investigative journalist, Eilidh Duncan, uncovers BIZZ... read more

Dark Art (The Angels' Share series Book 2)

Mac Logan

They mangle his sister, they terrorize his family and aim to exterminate him … gotta run, survive, fight back CRUNCH! NEED TO KNOW BIZZ is a greedy collusion of organised crime, banking, government, politics and corrupted intelligence agents. Now known to have ties in Europe and the USA, they’re making lot’s of money. They aim to stay invisible (sound familiar?), and no one gets in their way. ... read more

They mangle his sister, they terrorize his family and aim to exterminate him … gotta run, survive, fight back CRUNCH! NEED TO KNOW BIZZ is a greedy collusion of organised crime, banking, government, politics and corrupted intelligence agents. Now known to have ties in Europe and the USA, they’re making lot’s of money. They aim to stay invisible (sound familiar?), and no one gets in their way. ... read more

Shadow on the Sun

R Julian Cox

A growing threat from nuclear pollution suddenly threatens to engulf everyone living in the American Pacific Northwest. A US President tries to avert a coming toxic apocalypse but fears he will he be too late. The accidental cause is scientist Dr Jonathan Anderson’s pursuit of a new and alternate source of clean energy. But as his dream is about to come true he is side lined by Government inte... read more

A growing threat from nuclear pollution suddenly threatens to engulf everyone living in the American Pacific Northwest. A US President tries to avert a coming toxic apocalypse but fears he will he be too late. The accidental cause is scientist Dr Jonathan Anderson’s pursuit of a new and alternate source of clean energy. But as his dream is about to come true he is side lined by Government inte... read more

A Tunnel is Only a Hole on Its Side (The Hole Trilogy Book 2)

James Minter

British Humor at its bestBook II of the Hole TrilogyThis book follows in the tradition of great British classics, such as Fawlty Towers, Blott on the Landscape, and other brilliant examples of British eccentricities at their most ridiculous and enjoyable.The novel continues the ongoing animosity between Colin Griggs and Major Woods, who are at loggerheads following their previous encounters. T... read more

British Humor at its bestBook II of the Hole TrilogyThis book follows in the tradition of great British classics, such as Fawlty Towers, Blott on the Landscape, and other brilliant examples of British eccentricities at their most ridiculous and enjoyable.The novel continues the ongoing animosity between Colin Griggs and Major Woods, who are at loggerheads following their previous encounters. T... read more

First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts (Contemporary Kelpies)

Lari Don

Helen has absolutely no interest in becoming a vet like her mother. So she isn't best pleased when asked to help an injured horse. Only this horse isn't entirely normal . . . and nor are his friends. Without warning, Helen is thrust into an extraordinary world full of magical rituals, fantastical creatures and a dangerous, powerful beast known as the Master, who would destroy it all. Everythin... read more

Helen has absolutely no interest in becoming a vet like her mother. So she isn't best pleased when asked to help an injured horse. Only this horse isn't entirely normal . . . and nor are his friends. Without warning, Helen is thrust into an extraordinary world full of magical rituals, fantastical creatures and a dangerous, powerful beast known as the Master, who would destroy it all. Everythin... read more

Wolf Notes and other Musical Mishaps (Kelpies)

Lari Don

Helen has won a place at a prestigious summer music school in remote north-western Scotland. But as she practises for a concert on Midsummer's Eve, her friends, the fabled beasts, prepare for battle -- in the very forest where the young musicians are staying. When Yann the centaur arrives and warns Helen of impending danger, she is forced to cast her musical ambitions aside. Helen finds hersel... read more

Helen has won a place at a prestigious summer music school in remote north-western Scotland. But as she practises for a concert on Midsummer's Eve, her friends, the fabled beasts, prepare for battle -- in the very forest where the young musicians are staying. When Yann the centaur arrives and warns Helen of impending danger, she is forced to cast her musical ambitions aside. Helen finds hersel... read more

Breaker (Kelpies)

Annemarie Allan

Tom and Beth are not happy when they move to North Berwick and find themselves facing a rainy, windswept beach, a house that's falling to pieces and a school full of strangers. When they meet Professor Macblain, with his weird and wonderful inventions, little do they know that he has a secret: not only is he a thief, but he has stolen the one thing that can save the Firth of Forth from environ... read more

Tom and Beth are not happy when they move to North Berwick and find themselves facing a rainy, windswept beach, a house that's falling to pieces and a school full of strangers. When they meet Professor Macblain, with his weird and wonderful inventions, little do they know that he has a secret: not only is he a thief, but he has stolen the one thing that can save the Firth of Forth from environ... read more

Ushig (Kelpies)

Annemarie Allan

Ellen whistled again and repeated the old rhyme Aunt Marian had taught her. 'I call you once. I call you twice. I call you three times over'. Surely in a place as beautiful as this, anything that answered her call was bound to be friendly. While exploring a small loch above the village of Aldhammer with her brother Davie, Ellen repeats a childish rhyme to call something to her. What arrives is... read more

Ellen whistled again and repeated the old rhyme Aunt Marian had taught her. 'I call you once. I call you twice. I call you three times over'. Surely in a place as beautiful as this, anything that answered her call was bound to be friendly. While exploring a small loch above the village of Aldhammer with her brother Davie, Ellen repeats a childish rhyme to call something to her. What arrives is... read more

Hox (Kelpies)

Annemarie Allan

Faced with a cold Saturday afternoon stuck at the Institute for Animal Research, Robbie is angry and frustrated at yet another weekend ruined by his father's job. Then a disturbing encounter in the animal house thrusts him into a perilous journey through the stunning but inhospitable landscape of a Highland winter; alone but for two enigmatic travelling companions. Robbie's world implodes as h... read more

Faced with a cold Saturday afternoon stuck at the Institute for Animal Research, Robbie is angry and frustrated at yet another weekend ruined by his father's job. Then a disturbing encounter in the animal house thrusts him into a perilous journey through the stunning but inhospitable landscape of a Highland winter; alone but for two enigmatic travelling companions. Robbie's world implodes as h... read more

The Chess Piece Magician (Kelpies)

Douglas Bruton

When Corrie's family returns to Uig Bay on the Isle of Lewis for yet another miserable summer holiday, he has no idea of the incredible adventure that lies ahead. He finds a strange figurine on a windswept beach, which looks very like the ancient chess pieces found there centuries ago ...but this one has a magician's staff. Corrie makes friends with local girl, Kat, who tells him the island's ... read more

When Corrie's family returns to Uig Bay on the Isle of Lewis for yet another miserable summer holiday, he has no idea of the incredible adventure that lies ahead. He finds a strange figurine on a windswept beach, which looks very like the ancient chess pieces found there centuries ago ...but this one has a magician's staff. Corrie makes friends with local girl, Kat, who tells him the island's ... read more

Catscape (Contemporary Kelpies)

Mike Nicholson

Fergus can't believe it when his brand-new digital watch starts going backwards. Then he crashes (literally) into gadget-loving Murdo and a second mystery comes to light: cats are going missing all over the neighbourhood. This book was the winner of the Kelpies Prize. Sharply and wittily observed, it's a story of unlikely friendships, unexpected allies and cat surveillance.

Fergus can't believe it when his brand-new digital watch starts going backwards. Then he crashes (literally) into gadget-loving Murdo and a second mystery comes to light: cats are going missing all over the neighbourhood. This book was the winner of the Kelpies Prize. Sharply and wittily observed, it's a story of unlikely friendships, unexpected allies and cat surveillance.

Grimm (Kelpies)

Mike Nicholson

If you have the misfortune to spend a night at Hotel Grimm, it may be the last one you spend anywhere! Or so the residents of Aberfintry believe. From its vantage point high above the town, the hotel has long been the source of dead guests and terrifying stories. When eleven-year-old Rory McKenna becomes an overnight advertising sensation for Zizz Cola, Hotel Grimm’s mysterious owner, Granvill... read more

If you have the misfortune to spend a night at Hotel Grimm, it may be the last one you spend anywhere! Or so the residents of Aberfintry believe. From its vantage point high above the town, the hotel has long been the source of dead guests and terrifying stories. When eleven-year-old Rory McKenna becomes an overnight advertising sensation for Zizz Cola, Hotel Grimm’s mysterious owner, Granvill... read more

Badger the Mystical Mutt

Lyn McNicol, Laura Cameron Jackson

“It was a quarter past midsummer. In a garden, next to a lane, Badger the Mystical Mutt … had gathered all the ingredients for his fabulous new spell … Meanwhile, in the lane at the bottom of the garden, all was not well. Hamish was running for his life.'Pet Idol is in town, and Hamish, a floppy-eared spaniel, is the favourite to win. But as the spotlight falls on the lane, Top Dog and his gan... read more

“It was a quarter past midsummer. In a garden, next to a lane, Badger the Mystical Mutt … had gathered all the ingredients for his fabulous new spell … Meanwhile, in the lane at the bottom of the garden, all was not well. Hamish was running for his life.'Pet Idol is in town, and Hamish, a floppy-eared spaniel, is the favourite to win. But as the spotlight falls on the lane, Top Dog and his gan... read more

Badger the Mystical Mutt and Daydream Drivers

Lyn McNicol, Laura Cameron Jackson

“It was two puffs of a dandelion clock to summer. In the lane, noisy clangs and bangs, dings and dongs, rustles and bustles could be heard from Badger the Mystical Mutt’s garden. He was rummaging in his favourite plant pot to find the bits and pieces he needed for a very important spell…to conjure up a magnificent Dreamcatcher .” Lennie is now leading the gang, but is having terrible nightmare... read more

“It was two puffs of a dandelion clock to summer. In the lane, noisy clangs and bangs, dings and dongs, rustles and bustles could be heard from Badger the Mystical Mutt’s garden. He was rummaging in his favourite plant pot to find the bits and pieces he needed for a very important spell…to conjure up a magnificent Dreamcatcher .” Lennie is now leading the gang, but is having terrible nightmare... read more

Badger the Mystical Mutt and the Crumpled Capers

Lyn McNicol, Laura Cameron Jackson

“It was almost 300 fathoms of winter, and everything in Badger the Mystical Mutt’s garden was a little bit crumpled.” Timmy, the cat with the crumpled ear and six and a half senses, desperately wants to join the gang. But no cat has ever been allowed to join the notorious all-dog group. To help him, Badger needs to visit the Crystal Cave, but the Wim-Wim is suffering from a crumpled crank shaf... read more

“It was almost 300 fathoms of winter, and everything in Badger the Mystical Mutt’s garden was a little bit crumpled.” Timmy, the cat with the crumpled ear and six and a half senses, desperately wants to join the gang. But no cat has ever been allowed to join the notorious all-dog group. To help him, Badger needs to visit the Crystal Cave, but the Wim-Wim is suffering from a crumpled crank shaf... read more

Badger the Mystical Mutt and the Barking Boogie

Lyn McNicol, Laura Cameron Jackson

“Ewwwww!” winced Badger the Mystical Mutt, burying his nose in his neckerchief. “What a pong!” It was half past elevenses and all was not well in the lane… or in Badger’s tummy.” A mysterious and extremely whiffy smell has caused the Pong Police to close the lane. Now Cheryl with a C, the dancing diva who puts the wah-wah in Chihuahua, has nowhere to practice for Anton Du Bark’s Hotpaws Barkin... read more

“Ewwwww!” winced Badger the Mystical Mutt, burying his nose in his neckerchief. “What a pong!” It was half past elevenses and all was not well in the lane… or in Badger’s tummy.” A mysterious and extremely whiffy smell has caused the Pong Police to close the lane. Now Cheryl with a C, the dancing diva who puts the wah-wah in Chihuahua, has nowhere to practice for Anton Du Bark’s Hotpaws Barkin... read more

Essex Boy: Last Man Standing

Steve Nipper Ellis, Bernard O'Mahoney

Two films and numerous books have attempted to tell the shocking story of two of Britain’s most ruthless gangs. For 20 years, the Essex Boys firm and their successors, the New Generation, controlled a lucrative drugs empire in Essex and throughout the south east of England by using intimidation, gratuitous violence, and murder. Rampaging through the streets and clubland, they destroyed anythin... read more

Two films and numerous books have attempted to tell the shocking story of two of Britain’s most ruthless gangs. For 20 years, the Essex Boys firm and their successors, the New Generation, controlled a lucrative drugs empire in Essex and throughout the south east of England by using intimidation, gratuitous violence, and murder. Rampaging through the streets and clubland, they destroyed anythin... read more

Catch Them Before They Fall: The Psychoanalysis of Breakdown

Christopher Bollas

In this exploration of a radical approach to the psychoanalytical treatment of people on the verge of mental breakdown, Christopher Bollas offers a new and courageous clinical paradigm. He suggests that the unconscious purpose of breakdown is to present the self to the other for transformative understanding; to have its core distress met and understood directly. If caught in time, a breakdown ... read more

In this exploration of a radical approach to the psychoanalytical treatment of people on the verge of mental breakdown, Christopher Bollas offers a new and courageous clinical paradigm. He suggests that the unconscious purpose of breakdown is to present the self to the other for transformative understanding; to have its core distress met and understood directly. If caught in time, a breakdown ... read more

Effective Risk Communication (Earthscan Risk in Society)

There are two questions often asked of risk communication: what has been learned from past work, and what is needed to push the field forward? Drawing on the experience of leading risk researchers and practitioners, Effective Risk Communication focuses on answering these questions. The book draws together new examples of research and practice from contexts as diverse as energy generation, huma... read more

There are two questions often asked of risk communication: what has been learned from past work, and what is needed to push the field forward? Drawing on the experience of leading risk researchers and practitioners, Effective Risk Communication focuses on answering these questions. The book draws together new examples of research and practice from contexts as diverse as energy generation, huma... read more

Living Psychoanalysis: From theory to experience (New Library of Psychoanalysis)

Michael Parsons

Living Psychoanalysis: From Theory to Experience represents a decade of work from one of today's leading psychoanalysts. Michael Parsons brings to life clinical psychoanalysis and its theoretical foundations, offering new developments in analytic theory and vivid examples of work in the consulting room. The book also explores connections between psychoanalysis, art and literature, showing how ... read more

Living Psychoanalysis: From Theory to Experience represents a decade of work from one of today's leading psychoanalysts. Michael Parsons brings to life clinical psychoanalysis and its theoretical foundations, offering new developments in analytic theory and vivid examples of work in the consulting room. The book also explores connections between psychoanalysis, art and literature, showing how ... read more

Supervision in Psychoanalysis: The São Paulo Seminars (The New Library of Psychoanalysis)

Antonino Ferro

This book originates from a series of clinical supervisions that were held at the Sao Paulo Institute of Psychoanalysis by Antonino Ferro. Supervision in Psychoanalysis: The Sao Paulo Seminars reproduces the dialogues in the seminars that followed these supervisions in their entirety. The transcripts of eight supervised clinical sessions along with the author’s comments allows the reader to: s... read more

This book originates from a series of clinical supervisions that were held at the Sao Paulo Institute of Psychoanalysis by Antonino Ferro. Supervision in Psychoanalysis: The Sao Paulo Seminars reproduces the dialogues in the seminars that followed these supervisions in their entirety. The transcripts of eight supervised clinical sessions along with the author’s comments allows the reader to: s... read more

A Practical Guide to Teaching Computing and ICT in the Secondary School (Routledge Teaching Guides)

Andrew Connell, Anthony Edwards, Alison Hramiak, Gavin Rhoades, Neil Stanley

Now in its second edition, A Practical Guide to Teaching ICT in the Secondary School offers straightforward advice, inspiration and support for all training and newly qualified ICT teachers. Based on the best research and practice available, it has been updated to reflect changes in the curriculum, Initial Teacher Training standards, classroom technologies, and the latest research in the field... read more

Now in its second edition, A Practical Guide to Teaching ICT in the Secondary School offers straightforward advice, inspiration and support for all training and newly qualified ICT teachers. Based on the best research and practice available, it has been updated to reflect changes in the curriculum, Initial Teacher Training standards, classroom technologies, and the latest research in the field... read more

Arbiter of Elegance: A Biography of Robert Adam

Roderick Graham

No one contributed more to the artistic eminence of 'Age of Elegance' than Robert Adam (1728–92), the pre-eminent architect of his day whose expertise and imagination extended also to interior design, furniture and garden design. His legacy has echoed through design ever since, his name synonymous with elegance, the Enlightenment, of the best features of the eighteenth century. In this fascina... read more

No one contributed more to the artistic eminence of 'Age of Elegance' than Robert Adam (1728–92), the pre-eminent architect of his day whose expertise and imagination extended also to interior design, furniture and garden design. His legacy has echoed through design ever since, his name synonymous with elegance, the Enlightenment, of the best features of the eighteenth century. In this fascina... read more

A Private Sorrow

Maureen Reynolds

It's been just over a year since the opening of McQueen's Agency and already Molly is expanding the business. She's determined to move forward with her life, renovating the flat above the agency and putting last year's traumatic events behind her. But trouble seems to follow Molly and when a client's friend approaches her about helping discover the truth behind her daughter's disappearance, sh... read more

It's been just over a year since the opening of McQueen's Agency and already Molly is expanding the business. She's determined to move forward with her life, renovating the flat above the agency and putting last year's traumatic events behind her. But trouble seems to follow Molly and when a client's friend approaches her about helping discover the truth behind her daughter's disappearance, sh... read more

There is a Bonny Fitba Team: Fifty Years on the Hibee Highway

Ted Brack

Over the last fifty years, Ted Brack has supported Hibernian FC through good times and bad. Between watching Hibs lose the Scottish Cup Final to Clyde in 1958 and celebrating their CIS Cup triumph nearly fifty years later there have been famous victories over Barcelona and Real Madrid and, of course, the unforgettable 7-0 triumph over Hearts on New Year’s Day in 1973. There Is A Bonny Fitba Te... read more

Over the last fifty years, Ted Brack has supported Hibernian FC through good times and bad. Between watching Hibs lose the Scottish Cup Final to Clyde in 1958 and celebrating their CIS Cup triumph nearly fifty years later there have been famous victories over Barcelona and Real Madrid and, of course, the unforgettable 7-0 triumph over Hearts on New Year’s Day in 1973. There Is A Bonny Fitba Te... read more

The Century Bhoys: The Official History of Celtic's Greatest Goalscorers

Paul Cuddihy, David Friel

Since Celtic’s formation in 1888, a total of seven hundred and seventy seven players have represented the club at first-team level and by the end of season 2007/08, Celtic had scored 10,883 competitive goals. However, just twenty-eight players have managed to score more than 100 competitive goals for Celtic throughout those 120 years. Century Bhoys celebrates each of these twenty-eight players... read more

Since Celtic’s formation in 1888, a total of seven hundred and seventy seven players have represented the club at first-team level and by the end of season 2007/08, Celtic had scored 10,883 competitive goals. However, just twenty-eight players have managed to score more than 100 competitive goals for Celtic throughout those 120 years. Century Bhoys celebrates each of these twenty-eight players... read more

Sex, Sleep or Scrabble: Seriously Funny Answers to Life's Quirkiest Queries

Phil Hammond

One of the funniest, rudest and most useful books you’ll ever read What questions would you ask a doctor at a comedy gig? Is it healthy to sleep with a pet? Is horse riding riskier that ecstasy? Do love eggs need to be fitted? Do unlucky beds exist? Do doctors ever pretend to hear noises with a stethoscope? Should I hand-wash my merkin? What’s the best sexual position for losing weight? Has ev... read more

One of the funniest, rudest and most useful books you’ll ever read What questions would you ask a doctor at a comedy gig? Is it healthy to sleep with a pet? Is horse riding riskier that ecstasy? Do love eggs need to be fitted? Do unlucky beds exist? Do doctors ever pretend to hear noises with a stethoscope? Should I hand-wash my merkin? What’s the best sexual position for losing weight? Has ev... read more

Edinburgh After Dark: Vampires, ghosts and witches of the old town

Ron Halliday

Everyone knows the tales of haunted castles and ghost-ridden cemeteries that have long plagued Scotland’s well-known capital. But there are few who understand the deeper, darker facets of Edinburgh’s paranormal past. Now, Scotland’s foremost investigator of the weird and the bizarre shares his wealth of knowledge in an attempt to reveal the city’s hidden underworld. Expanding on previously spa... read more

Everyone knows the tales of haunted castles and ghost-ridden cemeteries that have long plagued Scotland’s well-known capital. But there are few who understand the deeper, darker facets of Edinburgh’s paranormal past. Now, Scotland’s foremost investigator of the weird and the bizarre shares his wealth of knowledge in an attempt to reveal the city’s hidden underworld. Expanding on previously spa... read more

Gangsters, Killers and Me: A Detective's Story

Gerard Gallacher

Gerard Gallacher served as a police officer in Glasgow from the 1980s and three decades onwards. It was the time when drugs seized hold of the city and a new set of ruthless criminals were threatening to take control. There was still the usual violence of the city to deal with, including domestic violence, gang warfare and robbery, but it was the huge increase in drug use that defined the time... read more

Gerard Gallacher served as a police officer in Glasgow from the 1980s and three decades onwards. It was the time when drugs seized hold of the city and a new set of ruthless criminals were threatening to take control. There was still the usual violence of the city to deal with, including domestic violence, gang warfare and robbery, but it was the huge increase in drug use that defined the time... read more

Gentle Johnny Ramensky: The Extraordinary True Story of the Safe Blower Who Became a War Hero

Robert Jeffrey

"Gentle Johnny Ramensky" is the astonishing tale of a boy reared in the poverty of the Gorbals who became one of the world's most extraordinary safe blowers. He spent more than 40 years in jail. A daring escaper, he broke out of Scotland's grim prison fortress of Peterhead five times - three times in one year! A likeable rogue, he was a gentle man who in peacetime shrank from violence. But he ... read more

"Gentle Johnny Ramensky" is the astonishing tale of a boy reared in the poverty of the Gorbals who became one of the world's most extraordinary safe blowers. He spent more than 40 years in jail. A daring escaper, he broke out of Scotland's grim prison fortress of Peterhead five times - three times in one year! A likeable rogue, he was a gentle man who in peacetime shrank from violence. But he ... read more

Ghosthunter: Adventures in the Afterlife

Tom Robertson

Meet Tom Robertson, your septuagenarian guide to an alternative and unknown Scotland - a Scotland inhabited by African ghosts, monstrous mountain-roaming creatures and castle-dwelling vampires. On the surface, Tom appears to be an average pensioner quietly winding down his life. Appearances, however, can be deceptive. Tom has an amazing story to tell. In fact, Tom has several amazing stories t... read more

Meet Tom Robertson, your septuagenarian guide to an alternative and unknown Scotland - a Scotland inhabited by African ghosts, monstrous mountain-roaming creatures and castle-dwelling vampires. On the surface, Tom appears to be an average pensioner quietly winding down his life. Appearances, however, can be deceptive. Tom has an amazing story to tell. In fact, Tom has several amazing stories t... read more

Glasgow Fairytale

McIver, Alastair D. McIver

'A breath of fresh air. Original, funny and more than a little subversive - it'll make you laugh out loud...' Fairytales happen. They happen in Glasgow. They're happening now. They're happening to TV heartthrob Reggie King, whose magic mirror manipulates him into unspeakable villainy...They're happening to Jack Cameron, who faces losing the love of his life, Rapunzel, and who has unanswered qu... read more

'A breath of fresh air. Original, funny and more than a little subversive - it'll make you laugh out loud...' Fairytales happen. They happen in Glasgow. They're happening now. They're happening to TV heartthrob Reggie King, whose magic mirror manipulates him into unspeakable villainy...They're happening to Jack Cameron, who faces losing the love of his life, Rapunzel, and who has unanswered qu... read more

[(The law killers: True Crime from Dundee )] [Author: Alexander McGregor] [Sep-2013]

Alexander McGregor

The law killers Examines some of the country's chilling cases and peels back the civilised layers of our society to reveal what lies beneath.

The law killers Examines some of the country's chilling cases and peels back the civilised layers of our society to reveal what lies beneath.

Tales from the Scottish Countryside: New Walks with the Man with Two Dogs

Angus Whitson

Angus Whitson shares his countryside diary, his thoughts and reminiscences with us and shows us how nature can be beautiful and unsentimental, cuddly and cruel. Accompanied by his faithful friends, Macbeth, a white West Highland terrier, and his black labrador Inka, Angus sets out each morning to see what the day will bring and records the changing seasons and moods of the countryside with the... read more

Angus Whitson shares his countryside diary, his thoughts and reminiscences with us and shows us how nature can be beautiful and unsentimental, cuddly and cruel. Accompanied by his faithful friends, Macbeth, a white West Highland terrier, and his black labrador Inka, Angus sets out each morning to see what the day will bring and records the changing seasons and moods of the countryside with the... read more

O is Fir Ingin

Mae Stewart

Mae Stewart picks up where she left off in the hugely successful Dae Yeh Mind Thon Time? and continues her delightful memoirs of growing up in Dundee. In ‘O’ is Fir Ingin, Mae recalls life in the 1940s, 50s and beyond, recounting stories from school; days spent singing songs in the streets with her friends; Christmases with her family and New Year games such as ‘Birl the Bottle’ and the ‘Loche... read more

Mae Stewart picks up where she left off in the hugely successful Dae Yeh Mind Thon Time? and continues her delightful memoirs of growing up in Dundee. In ‘O’ is Fir Ingin, Mae recalls life in the 1940s, 50s and beyond, recounting stories from school; days spent singing songs in the streets with her friends; Christmases with her family and New Year games such as ‘Birl the Bottle’ and the ‘Loche... read more

Rivers and Lochs of Scotland: The Angler's Complete Guide

Bruce Sandison

Bruce Sandison's "Rivers and Lochs of Scotland" is the only book on fishing in Scotland that an angler will ever need. This new, comprehensive and completely revised edition describes more than 5,000 freshwater fishing locations complete with access details, flies and tactics and where to obtain permission to fish. For anyone fishing in Scotland, this book is the angler's bible.

Bruce Sandison's "Rivers and Lochs of Scotland" is the only book on fishing in Scotland that an angler will ever need. This new, comprehensive and completely revised edition describes more than 5,000 freshwater fishing locations complete with access details, flies and tactics and where to obtain permission to fish. For anyone fishing in Scotland, this book is the angler's bible.

The Italian Chapel

Philip Paris

The Italian Chapel is a story of forbidden love, lifelong friendships torn apart, despair and hope, set against the backdrop of the creation of a symbol that is known around the world. Amidst strikes, conflicts and untold hardships, the Italian prisoners of war sent to a tiny Orkney island during World War Two create a monument to the human spirit's ability to lift itself above great adversity... read more

The Italian Chapel is a story of forbidden love, lifelong friendships torn apart, despair and hope, set against the backdrop of the creation of a symbol that is known around the world. Amidst strikes, conflicts and untold hardships, the Italian prisoners of war sent to a tiny Orkney island during World War Two create a monument to the human spirit's ability to lift itself above great adversity... read more

Orkney's Italian Chapel

Philip Paris

Orkney's Italian Chapel was built by Italian POWs held on the island during the Second World War. In the sixty-five years since it was built it has become an enduring symbol of peace and hope around the world. The story of who built the chapel and how it came into existence and survived against all the odds is both fascinating and inspiring. Author Philip Paris' extensive research into the cre... read more

Orkney's Italian Chapel was built by Italian POWs held on the island during the Second World War. In the sixty-five years since it was built it has become an enduring symbol of peace and hope around the world. The story of who built the chapel and how it came into existence and survived against all the odds is both fascinating and inspiring. Author Philip Paris' extensive research into the cre... read more

Men Cry Alone

Philip Paris

Men Cry Alone is a highly controversial novel that explodes the myth that men cannot be victims of domestic abuse by women. Although domestic abuse regularly receives a high profile in the media, for many people it remains a shameful secret. For men, the problem is compounded by an even greater reluctance to admit it is happening. With an increasingly ageing population, the problem of abuse be... read more

Men Cry Alone is a highly controversial novel that explodes the myth that men cannot be victims of domestic abuse by women. Although domestic abuse regularly receives a high profile in the media, for many people it remains a shameful secret. For men, the problem is compounded by an even greater reluctance to admit it is happening. With an increasingly ageing population, the problem of abuse be... read more

Medical Pioneers of a Different Kind: Towards a New Paradigm integrating Body, Mind and Spirit

Carmen Gleadow

At the United Nations, New York, on 11 September, 2008, an unprecedented symposium was held to announce the launch of a five-year research project on human consciousness. The largest global scientific conference of its kind, the symposium was led — as would be the research study — by Dr Sam Parnia, a critical care physician, clinical research fellow at the University of Southampton, in the Uni... read more

At the United Nations, New York, on 11 September, 2008, an unprecedented symposium was held to announce the launch of a five-year research project on human consciousness. The largest global scientific conference of its kind, the symposium was led — as would be the research study — by Dr Sam Parnia, a critical care physician, clinical research fellow at the University of Southampton, in the Uni... read more

Nylon Kid of the North

Philip Paris

For Philip Paris, growing up in a block of flats in Gateshead in the 1960s/70s, life consists of fish fingers, beating the washing on a Monday morning with a poss-stick and screaming at Big Daddy on a Saturday afternoon. Money is tight and Mam buys everything.‘The Co-Op, bless them, sold a wide variety of items made of nylon. Never mind the Milky Bar Kid, I was the Nylon Kid of the North: sock... read more

For Philip Paris, growing up in a block of flats in Gateshead in the 1960s/70s, life consists of fish fingers, beating the washing on a Monday morning with a poss-stick and screaming at Big Daddy on a Saturday afternoon. Money is tight and Mam buys everything.‘The Co-Op, bless them, sold a wide variety of items made of nylon. Never mind the Milky Bar Kid, I was the Nylon Kid of the North: sock... read more

The Quiet War

Peter Widdows

Following a routine interview with an MEP, Sean McManus is drawn into a world of power struggles and deception; a place where loyalties are fluid and murder is just a tool. Suddenly fighting for a cause that he’s not sure he believes in, or fully understands, Sean confronts 1930’s German ideology… in a 21st century setting, and sacrifices everything he’s ever dreamt of… for the love of a child.

Following a routine interview with an MEP, Sean McManus is drawn into a world of power struggles and deception; a place where loyalties are fluid and murder is just a tool. Suddenly fighting for a cause that he’s not sure he believes in, or fully understands, Sean confronts 1930’s German ideology… in a 21st century setting, and sacrifices everything he’s ever dreamt of… for the love of a child.

The Outbreak

Colin M. Drysdale

Starting in Glasgow, this book weaves its tale of post-apocalyptic survival into the varied landscapes and cultures of western Scotland, ranging from bustling city streets to remote island communities. With its evocative use of real locations on both land and sea, and atmospheric depictions of the trials faced by those trying to survive as their world falls apart around them, The Outbreak expa... read more

Starting in Glasgow, this book weaves its tale of post-apocalyptic survival into the varied landscapes and cultures of western Scotland, ranging from bustling city streets to remote island communities. With its evocative use of real locations on both land and sea, and atmospheric depictions of the trials faced by those trying to survive as their world falls apart around them, The Outbreak expa... read more

For Those In Peril On The Sea

Colin M. Drysdale

Primarily set in the northern Bahamas, this book weaves its story of post-apocalyptic survival into the local sub-tropical seascape and the sailing culture that can be found there. With its evocative use of real locations haunted by zombie-like infected and atmospheric depictions of the trials of life at sea drawn from the author's own experiences, For Those In Peril On The Sea provides a new ... read more

Primarily set in the northern Bahamas, this book weaves its story of post-apocalyptic survival into the local sub-tropical seascape and the sailing culture that can be found there. With its evocative use of real locations haunted by zombie-like infected and atmospheric depictions of the trials of life at sea drawn from the author's own experiences, For Those In Peril On The Sea provides a new ... read more

Zombies Can't Swim And Other Tales Of The Undead

Colin M. Drysdale

Zombies Can't Swim And Other Tales Of The Undead is a collection of stories written by Colin M. Drysdale whose debut novel, For Those In Peril On The Sea, was released in 2013 to much acclaim. In this anthology, he explores a variety of zombie and post-apocalyptic related themes in tales ranging from ones short enough to fit in a Twitter posting, through flash fiction to full length short stor... read more

Zombies Can't Swim And Other Tales Of The Undead is a collection of stories written by Colin M. Drysdale whose debut novel, For Those In Peril On The Sea, was released in 2013 to much acclaim. In this anthology, he explores a variety of zombie and post-apocalyptic related themes in tales ranging from ones short enough to fit in a Twitter posting, through flash fiction to full length short stor... read more

Ruby

Meg Henderson

The MacLean family has more than their fair share of secrets. They live in a close-knit community on Glasgow's High Street and the men work on the railways. They're hard-working, ordinary, respectable people but, behind the facade, they are a family in crisis. Ruby MacLean has to face a personal crisis just as the Second World War is about to start. She's seventeen, pregnant and forced to marr... read more

The MacLean family has more than their fair share of secrets. They live in a close-knit community on Glasgow's High Street and the men work on the railways. They're hard-working, ordinary, respectable people but, behind the facade, they are a family in crisis. Ruby MacLean has to face a personal crisis just as the Second World War is about to start. She's seventeen, pregnant and forced to marr... read more

Law, Life and Laughter: A Personal Verdict

Irvine Smith

Legendary Sheriff Irvine Smith QC is one of the most formidable criminal lawyers of his generation. Called to the Bar in 1953, he was involved as Counsel in some of Scotland's biggest cases, including the Glasgow Bank Raid, known at the time as 'the crime of the century'. He also defended five capital murder trials before the abolition of the death penalty and knew the full responsibility of t... read more

Legendary Sheriff Irvine Smith QC is one of the most formidable criminal lawyers of his generation. Called to the Bar in 1953, he was involved as Counsel in some of Scotland's biggest cases, including the Glasgow Bank Raid, known at the time as 'the crime of the century'. He also defended five capital murder trials before the abolition of the death penalty and knew the full responsibility of t... read more

The Island at the End of the World

Colin M. Drysdale

Set amongst the rugged and beautiful islands of Scotland's remote west coast, this book weaves its tale of post-apocalyptic survival into a landscape where people have struggled to survive for thousands of years. With its evocative use of real locations on both land and sea, and atmospheric depictions of the trials faced by those trying to survive in a world which has changed forever, The Isla... read more

Set amongst the rugged and beautiful islands of Scotland's remote west coast, this book weaves its tale of post-apocalyptic survival into a landscape where people have struggled to survive for thousands of years. With its evocative use of real locations on both land and sea, and atmospheric depictions of the trials faced by those trying to survive in a world which has changed forever, The Isla... read more

Trust Me, I'm (still) a Doctor

Dr. Phil Hammond

Dr Phil has been a doctor and whistle blower for twenty-one years, and still hasn't been struck off. Now he's paranoid about becoming a patient: what will the bastards do to me? "Trust Me, I'm (Still) a Doctor" is an acerbic, insightful and very scary review of the NHS, how it has got to where it is today, and how its patients can help make it better by asking the right questions.

Dr Phil has been a doctor and whistle blower for twenty-one years, and still hasn't been struck off. Now he's paranoid about becoming a patient: what will the bastards do to me? "Trust Me, I'm (Still) a Doctor" is an acerbic, insightful and very scary review of the NHS, how it has got to where it is today, and how its patients can help make it better by asking the right questions.

What Lot's Wife Saw

Ioanna Bourazopoulou

It's been twenty-five years since the Overflow flooded Southern Europe, drowning Rome, Vienna and Istanbul, and turning Paris into a major port. At the Dead Sea, the earth has opened up to reveal a strange violet salt to which the world has become addicted, and a colony has been established by the mysterious Consortium of Seventy-Five to control the supply. Run by murderers, fugitives and liar... read more

It's been twenty-five years since the Overflow flooded Southern Europe, drowning Rome, Vienna and Istanbul, and turning Paris into a major port. At the Dead Sea, the earth has opened up to reveal a strange violet salt to which the world has become addicted, and a colony has been established by the mysterious Consortium of Seventy-Five to control the supply. Run by murderers, fugitives and liar... read more

Bring Me the Head of Trevor Brooking: Three Decades of East End Soap Opera at West Ham United

Kirk Blows

West Ham United last won a major trophy in 1980, but the roller-coaster ride of the past three decades has produced enough twists and turns, heroes and villains, and contrasting emotions to grace the script of the most thrilling TV soap opera. Since Trevor Brooking headed home the FA Cup final winner against Arsenal, the Hammers have experienced delight and despair in not so equal measure, wit... read more

West Ham United last won a major trophy in 1980, but the roller-coaster ride of the past three decades has produced enough twists and turns, heroes and villains, and contrasting emotions to grace the script of the most thrilling TV soap opera. Since Trevor Brooking headed home the FA Cup final winner against Arsenal, the Hammers have experienced delight and despair in not so equal measure, wit... read more

A Rebel Act: Michael Hartnett's Farewell to English

Pat Walsh

A literary biography of the controversial Irish poet Michael Hartnett, which investigates the background to, and outcome of, his decision to give up English and write exclusively in Irish. Hartnett was one of the leading poets of his generation so it was a curious act of defiance, taking a vow of silence in the language in which he had developed a reputation. He eventually returned to writing ... read more

A literary biography of the controversial Irish poet Michael Hartnett, which investigates the background to, and outcome of, his decision to give up English and write exclusively in Irish. Hartnett was one of the leading poets of his generation so it was a curious act of defiance, taking a vow of silence in the language in which he had developed a reputation. He eventually returned to writing ... read more

The Civil War in Kildare

James Durney

This book looks at the violent mark the Irish Civil War left on County Kildare. The county had the highest number of IRA volunteers executed during the war. The two internment camps located in the county held over 3,000 prisoners and were the scene of mass hunger strikes and mass jail-breaks, including one where 112 prisoners escaped. This fascinating historical account covers the many militar... read more

This book looks at the violent mark the Irish Civil War left on County Kildare. The county had the highest number of IRA volunteers executed during the war. The two internment camps located in the county held over 3,000 prisoners and were the scene of mass hunger strikes and mass jail-breaks, including one where 112 prisoners escaped. This fascinating historical account covers the many militar... read more

The Richebourg Affair

Richard Michael Cartmel

Who d have thought it? Commandant Truchaud of the Paris police is used to dealing with villainy and violence in the French capital, but when he is summoned home to Burgundy on the death of his brother, he finds a seething vat of theft, fraud, and cold-blooded murder fomenting beneath the serene surface of the little village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. What is hidden behind the cellar walls? Who wa... read more

Who d have thought it? Commandant Truchaud of the Paris police is used to dealing with villainy and violence in the French capital, but when he is summoned home to Burgundy on the death of his brother, he finds a seething vat of theft, fraud, and cold-blooded murder fomenting beneath the serene surface of the little village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. What is hidden behind the cellar walls? Who wa... read more

The Secret at Arnford Hall

Mollie Blake

Grace McGuire is almost happy in her new life, a life she has had to build on the shattered remnants of a very different past. Almost happy, that is, until her life collides with that of the forceful, domineering Gabriel Black, a multi-millionaire with a dark secret of his own. • Can Grace risk all she has built? • Can Gabriel forgive himself and learn to love? • Can a future together redeem t... read more

Grace McGuire is almost happy in her new life, a life she has had to build on the shattered remnants of a very different past. Almost happy, that is, until her life collides with that of the forceful, domineering Gabriel Black, a multi-millionaire with a dark secret of his own. • Can Grace risk all she has built? • Can Gabriel forgive himself and learn to love? • Can a future together redeem t... read more

Mavis's Shoe

Sue Reid Sexton

A strong novel about the trauma of the Clydebank Blitz during the Second World War told through the eyes of a nine-year-old girl, Lenny Gillespie. Lenny survives the bombing, but in the chaos of that night she cannot find her mum and her wee sister, Mavis. Told in an urgent, true-grit voice, the story describes the devastation of the blitz as seen through Lenny's eyes. During her desperate sea... read more

A strong novel about the trauma of the Clydebank Blitz during the Second World War told through the eyes of a nine-year-old girl, Lenny Gillespie. Lenny survives the bombing, but in the chaos of that night she cannot find her mum and her wee sister, Mavis. Told in an urgent, true-grit voice, the story describes the devastation of the blitz as seen through Lenny's eyes. During her desperate sea... read more

Dragonfire (Kelpies: Dragonfire)

Anne Forbes

"Well, I didn't ask to be a pigeon! ...I wanted to be an eagle, didn't I? ...Why couldn't we have been eagles instead of pigeons? What a life! Nothing but cooo, cooo and peck, peck, all the time." "...This is the High Street not the Highlands! We're no here to cause a sensation, and ...if it weren't for your stupidity, we wouldn't be here in the first place!" Stroppy pigeons in Edinburgh's Old... read more

"Well, I didn't ask to be a pigeon! ...I wanted to be an eagle, didn't I? ...Why couldn't we have been eagles instead of pigeons? What a life! Nothing but cooo, cooo and peck, peck, all the time." "...This is the High Street not the Highlands! We're no here to cause a sensation, and ...if it weren't for your stupidity, we wouldn't be here in the first place!" Stroppy pigeons in Edinburgh's Old... read more

The Wings of Ruksh (Contemporary Kelpies)

Anne Forbes

'Strange as it may seem, as he came in to land at Edinburgh Airport last year, the captain of the London flight reported sighting a dragon...' A year on, and life has calmed down for Neil and Clara MacLean. A quiet meal in The Sultan's Palace restaurant. What could go wrong? But they hadn't counted on the mirror! How is it connected to the missing Sultan's Crown, and what secrets does the myst... read more

'Strange as it may seem, as he came in to land at Edinburgh Airport last year, the captain of the London flight reported sighting a dragon...' A year on, and life has calmed down for Neil and Clara MacLean. A quiet meal in The Sultan's Palace restaurant. What could go wrong? But they hadn't counted on the mirror! How is it connected to the missing Sultan's Crown, and what secrets does the myst... read more

The Underground City (Contemporary Kelpies)

Anne Forbes

On the eve of his return to Scotland, Lewis Grant is dared to spend the night at a haunted desert oasis. The Bedouin refuse to visit Al Antara at night knowing that a mighty djinn lives there. But this doesn't worry Lewis, who promptly rises to the bait. However, things don't go according to plan and Lewis' subsequent arrival in Edinburgh is accompanied by a series of events that defy explanat... read more

On the eve of his return to Scotland, Lewis Grant is dared to spend the night at a haunted desert oasis. The Bedouin refuse to visit Al Antara at night knowing that a mighty djinn lives there. But this doesn't worry Lewis, who promptly rises to the bait. However, things don't go according to plan and Lewis' subsequent arrival in Edinburgh is accompanied by a series of events that defy explanat... read more

Firestar (Contemporary Kelpies)

Anne Forbes

Neil, Clara and Lewis are spending their Easter break with a friend in Glenmorven, near Aberdeen, unaware that as stone giants rise from the mountains and Prince Kalman throws in his lot with the most unexpected companions, the very existence of their magical friends is at stake. Can Firestar, the heart of all magic, battle the enemy from within, before Arthur, the MacArthurs and the Lords of ... read more

Neil, Clara and Lewis are spending their Easter break with a friend in Glenmorven, near Aberdeen, unaware that as stone giants rise from the mountains and Prince Kalman throws in his lot with the most unexpected companions, the very existence of their magical friends is at stake. Can Firestar, the heart of all magic, battle the enemy from within, before Arthur, the MacArthurs and the Lords of ... read more

Witch Silver (Kelpies: Dragonfire)

Anne Forbes

'Her death would, she supposed, be quite an event in the world of magic and as Maritza, the Queen of the Earth Witches, approached, she wondered idly who else would be watching'. A death. A new house. A new school. And more witches, with evil intentions, than they have previously encountered. The realities of life come knocking at Neil and Clara's door, leading them into a darker, more nail-bi... read more

'Her death would, she supposed, be quite an event in the world of magic and as Maritza, the Queen of the Earth Witches, approached, she wondered idly who else would be watching'. A death. A new house. A new school. And more witches, with evil intentions, than they have previously encountered. The realities of life come knocking at Neil and Clara's door, leading them into a darker, more nail-bi... read more

Dragon Seeker (Kelpies: Dragonfire)

Anne Forbes

"There was a sudden shout and the chilling blast of a hunting horn. The dragon's heart sank. The soldiers had spotted him. This truly was the end." In his boundless quest for power, Lord Jezail has unearthed the terrible sword, Dragonslayer, from the depths of Edinburgh Castle, where it has lain buried for centuries. But the sword has its own agenda and, ensnared by its magic, Jezail becomes o... read more

"There was a sudden shout and the chilling blast of a hunting horn. The dragon's heart sank. The soldiers had spotted him. This truly was the end." In his boundless quest for power, Lord Jezail has unearthed the terrible sword, Dragonslayer, from the depths of Edinburgh Castle, where it has lain buried for centuries. But the sword has its own agenda and, ensnared by its magic, Jezail becomes o... read more

Mi and Museum City

Linda Sarah

A ridiculously wacky, hugely entertaining picture book simply jam-packed with detail, and including a pull-out "A-Z of museums" posterMi lives in Museum City. With so many museums to visit, you would think Mi would have lots to do. But he's bored and lonely; the city is full of museums about uninteresting things and the people who own those uninteresting things. But a beautiful sound leads him... read more

A ridiculously wacky, hugely entertaining picture book simply jam-packed with detail, and including a pull-out "A-Z of museums" posterMi lives in Museum City. With so many museums to visit, you would think Mi would have lots to do. But he's bored and lonely; the city is full of museums about uninteresting things and the people who own those uninteresting things. But a beautiful sound leads him... read more

Hot Air

Sandrine Dumas Roy

A humorous, quirky look at global warming from the angle of environmental politics, with exquisite pastiche illustrations The earth is warming up. The polar bear has turned green, the dingo's gone doolally, and the wolf is floating on an island mid-ocean. The animals know something is very wrong, but what exactly? After much bleating, the dolphins are dispatched as envoys to find and investiga... read more

A humorous, quirky look at global warming from the angle of environmental politics, with exquisite pastiche illustrations The earth is warming up. The polar bear has turned green, the dingo's gone doolally, and the wolf is floating on an island mid-ocean. The animals know something is very wrong, but what exactly? After much bleating, the dolphins are dispatched as envoys to find and investiga... read more

Arthur and the Witch

Johanne Mercier

Arthur and the Guard Dog

Johanne Mercier

Arthur and the Yeti

Johanne Mercier

Arthur and the Ice Rink

Johanne Mercier

Monacello: The Little Monk (Monacello Trilogy)

Geraldine McCaughrean

Intrigue, superstition, and adventure feature in this dramatic retelling of a classic Italian folk story, set in the dark world of medieval Naples Strange little creature. Strange pale eyes, so full of fear. Strange little monk, his habit dark as nightmares. Strange little boy shaped like a question mark, who are you?An orphaned child is dressed as a monk and ostracized by everyone except the ... read more

Intrigue, superstition, and adventure feature in this dramatic retelling of a classic Italian folk story, set in the dark world of medieval Naples Strange little creature. Strange pale eyes, so full of fear. Strange little monk, his habit dark as nightmares. Strange little boy shaped like a question mark, who are you?An orphaned child is dressed as a monk and ostracized by everyone except the ... read more

The Wish-Bringer (Monacello Trilogy)

Geraldine McCaughrean

The Little Monk of Monacello returns, once again beautifully illustrated with Jana Diemberger's stunning artworkThere are parts of the world where people think Bad Luck comes up from below, and Good Luck comes down from the sky. Not in Naples. In Naples bad luck and good came from just one place: Monacello.In the second installment of the Monacello trilogy, the "Little Monk" who brings both go... read more

The Little Monk of Monacello returns, once again beautifully illustrated with Jana Diemberger's stunning artworkThere are parts of the world where people think Bad Luck comes up from below, and Good Luck comes down from the sky. Not in Naples. In Naples bad luck and good came from just one place: Monacello.In the second installment of the Monacello trilogy, the "Little Monk" who brings both go... read more

The Green Snake: Life Memories

Margarita Woloschin

Told from the perspective of the anthroposophical artist, Margarita Woloschin, this is a first-hand account of her privileged upbringing in Russia and subsequent life. Her vivid recollections of Moscow and rural Russia at the end of the nineteenth century are related in a lyrical, evocative timbre that echoes throughout the book. It records, in lavish detail, Woloschin's meetings with the Russ... read more

Told from the perspective of the anthroposophical artist, Margarita Woloschin, this is a first-hand account of her privileged upbringing in Russia and subsequent life. Her vivid recollections of Moscow and rural Russia at the end of the nineteenth century are related in a lyrical, evocative timbre that echoes throughout the book. It records, in lavish detail, Woloschin's meetings with the Russ... read more

Adam Bittleston: His Life, Work and Thought

Adam Bittleston (1911-89) was an ordained priest of The Christian Community, a movement for religious renewal founded in 1922 with the help of the philosopher and founder of anthroposophy, Rudolf Steiner. This book is the first biography of a fascinating and influential individual, presented alongside a selection of his writings, including all his articles on Shakespeare. From his student days... read more

Adam Bittleston (1911-89) was an ordained priest of The Christian Community, a movement for religious renewal founded in 1922 with the help of the philosopher and founder of anthroposophy, Rudolf Steiner. This book is the first biography of a fascinating and influential individual, presented alongside a selection of his writings, including all his articles on Shakespeare. From his student days... read more

Vaccination: A Guide for Making Personal Choices

Hans-peter Studer

While many parents are happy to follow official recommendations about vaccination, others avoid any vaccination for their children. This little guide will help parents come to their own informed decision based on clear information. It explains the different danger levels of various diseases, which are sometimes related to age. It also informs readers about the way different vaccinations work, ... read more

While many parents are happy to follow official recommendations about vaccination, others avoid any vaccination for their children. This little guide will help parents come to their own informed decision based on clear information. It explains the different danger levels of various diseases, which are sometimes related to age. It also informs readers about the way different vaccinations work, ... read more

Jesus the Master Builder: Druid Mysteries and the Dawn of Christianity

Gordon Strachan

The activities of Jesus before the start of his ministry at the age of thirty have been the subject of much speculation. Did he travel beyond the bounds of Palestine in his search for wisdom knowledge? Where did he acquire the great learning which amazed those who heard him preaching and enabled him to cross swords in debate with Scribes and Pharisees? A number of legends suggest that Jesus tr... read more

The activities of Jesus before the start of his ministry at the age of thirty have been the subject of much speculation. Did he travel beyond the bounds of Palestine in his search for wisdom knowledge? Where did he acquire the great learning which amazed those who heard him preaching and enabled him to cross swords in debate with Scribes and Pharisees? A number of legends suggest that Jesus tr... read more

Chartres: Sacred Geometry, Sacred Space

Gordon Strachan

Gordon Strachan, author of Jesus the Master Builder (Floris Books) explores the magnificent structure of Chartres Cathedral, and examines the influences on the medieval master builders. Using Chartres as a starting point, Dr Strachan suggests that the origins of the Gothic style may lie in Islamic architecture. He goes on to consider how the experience of a particular architectural space affec... read more

Gordon Strachan, author of Jesus the Master Builder (Floris Books) explores the magnificent structure of Chartres Cathedral, and examines the influences on the medieval master builders. Using Chartres as a starting point, Dr Strachan suggests that the origins of the Gothic style may lie in Islamic architecture. He goes on to consider how the experience of a particular architectural space affec... read more

The Spirit of Trees: Science, Symbiosis and Inspiration

Fred Hageneder

Trees are one of Earth's oldest life forms; silent witnesses to human evolution and the passing of time. Many people today take the presence of trees for granted, unaware of their greater significance in Earth's ecology, their medicinal and nutritional properties, or the veneration bestowed on them by ancient peoples. "The Spirit of Trees" captures all these elements in a holistic appraisal of... read more

Trees are one of Earth's oldest life forms; silent witnesses to human evolution and the passing of time. Many people today take the presence of trees for granted, unaware of their greater significance in Earth's ecology, their medicinal and nutritional properties, or the veneration bestowed on them by ancient peoples. "The Spirit of Trees" captures all these elements in a holistic appraisal of... read more

Autism : A Holistic Approach

Bob Woodward, Marga, Dr. Hogenboom

Educating and caring for an autistic child is a severely difficult task too often associated with frustration and disappointment. This book challenges this assumption, quoting case studies where curative education based on a holistic approach has resulted in marked improvements in the autistic individual's behaviour and social integration. Within an extended holistic programme, involving physi... read more

Educating and caring for an autistic child is a severely difficult task too often associated with frustration and disappointment. This book challenges this assumption, quoting case studies where curative education based on a holistic approach has resulted in marked improvements in the autistic individual's behaviour and social integration. Within an extended holistic programme, involving physi... read more

Chaos Clock (Kelpies)

Gill Arbuthnott

"What do you mean, we are the keys?" Kate asked incredulously. "From time to time, certain people are born whose fate it is to aid or thwart the attempts of Chaos to destroy time. You and David are two such people. Look." As he spoke, the room turned misty around them. Kate and David are eleven-years-old and best of friends, playing football and doing their museum project together. But in Edin... read more

"What do you mean, we are the keys?" Kate asked incredulously. "From time to time, certain people are born whose fate it is to aid or thwart the attempts of Chaos to destroy time. You and David are two such people. Look." As he spoke, the room turned misty around them. Kate and David are eleven-years-old and best of friends, playing football and doing their museum project together. But in Edin... read more

Winterbringers (Kelpies)

Gill Arbuthnott

Ice-covered sand and frozen seas -- not exactly what you'd expect on your summer holiday, even in St Andrews. But this isn't just awful Scottish weather; Josh soon discovers that something terrible is happening to the seaside town. With his new friend Callie and her enormous dog Luath, Josh is thrown headlong into a storm of witches, ice creatures, magic and the Winter King. Eternal winter thr... read more

Ice-covered sand and frozen seas -- not exactly what you'd expect on your summer holiday, even in St Andrews. But this isn't just awful Scottish weather; Josh soon discovers that something terrible is happening to the seaside town. With his new friend Callie and her enormous dog Luath, Josh is thrown headlong into a storm of witches, ice creatures, magic and the Winter King. Eternal winter thr... read more

Chaos Quest (Kelpies)

Gill Arbuthnott

Kate and David are at secondary school in Edinburgh. David is struggling to come to terms with his new stepmother, and Kate is being expected to take more responsibility for her younger brother. But time never stands still for long. They soon become involved in a race to prevent the Lords of Chaos from tricking Erda, the Stardreamer, into losing her power. Even with help from Morgan the Hunter... read more

Kate and David are at secondary school in Edinburgh. David is struggling to come to terms with his new stepmother, and Kate is being expected to take more responsibility for her younger brother. But time never stands still for long. They soon become involved in a race to prevent the Lords of Chaos from tricking Erda, the Stardreamer, into losing her power. Even with help from Morgan the Hunter... read more

Chill (Kelpies)

Alex Nye

Winner of a Scottish Children's Book Award The Morton family are cursed: their house is haunted by eerie footsteps, a ghostly figure and whispers in the night. Fiona and new neighbour Samuel investigate the hauntings and discover a deadly tale of betrayal and revenge, and a family secret long forgotten. Trapped by snow and ice, can the friends escape the chill or will the Morton children be do... read more

Winner of a Scottish Children's Book Award The Morton family are cursed: their house is haunted by eerie footsteps, a ghostly figure and whispers in the night. Fiona and new neighbour Samuel investigate the hauntings and discover a deadly tale of betrayal and revenge, and a family secret long forgotten. Trapped by snow and ice, can the friends escape the chill or will the Morton children be do... read more

Shiver (Contemporary Kelpies)

Alex Nye

A year on from laying the ghost of Catherine Morton to rest, the Morton children and their neighbour, Samuel, still suspect that Dunadd House remains uneasy. As winter closes in again on wild Sherrifmuir, they try to unravel the family secrets one last time, hoping to stop Mrs Morton from selling Dunadd and moving on for good. As the electricity shuts down, and the phones lines are cut off, Sa... read more

A year on from laying the ghost of Catherine Morton to rest, the Morton children and their neighbour, Samuel, still suspect that Dunadd House remains uneasy. As winter closes in again on wild Sherrifmuir, they try to unravel the family secrets one last time, hoping to stop Mrs Morton from selling Dunadd and moving on for good. As the electricity shuts down, and the phones lines are cut off, Sa... read more

The Origins of the Organic Movement

Philip Conford

With recent media hysteria and public concern about BSE and genetically-modified crops, we could be forgiven for thinking that the upsurge of interest in organic farming is a reflection of modern debate, and a vindication of what left-wing alternative groups have been advocating for years. However, in this first and authoritative history of twentieth century 'green' culture, Philip Conford rev... read more

With recent media hysteria and public concern about BSE and genetically-modified crops, we could be forgiven for thinking that the upsurge of interest in organic farming is a reflection of modern debate, and a vindication of what left-wing alternative groups have been advocating for years. However, in this first and authoritative history of twentieth century 'green' culture, Philip Conford rev... read more

Medicine For The Whole Person: A Guide To Anthroposophical Treatment

Geoffrey Douch

Anthroposophical medicine encompasses not only the body but also the soul and the individual biography, bringing a broader dimension to modern medicine. This book is a concise overview of the philosophy of anthroposophical medicine. It is also a useful resource book describing the main therapies, including rhythmical massage, hydrotherapy, sculpture therapy and therapeutic speech, and includes... read more

Anthroposophical medicine encompasses not only the body but also the soul and the individual biography, bringing a broader dimension to modern medicine. This book is a concise overview of the philosophy of anthroposophical medicine. It is also a useful resource book describing the main therapies, including rhythmical massage, hydrotherapy, sculpture therapy and therapeutic speech, and includes... read more

Reading Round Edinburgh: A Guide to Children's Books of the City

Lindsey Fraser

'My love affair with writing in this city culminated in having the book launch of the sixth "Harry Potter" at Edinburgh Castle, easily my favourite launch so far' - J. K. Rowling. 'A glimpse of a lit room as one passes by is like seeing a little tableau. I don't want to be invited in and shown it in detail. I only want an impression. My imagination can do the rest' - Joan Lingard, author of "T... read more

'My love affair with writing in this city culminated in having the book launch of the sixth "Harry Potter" at Edinburgh Castle, easily my favourite launch so far' - J. K. Rowling. 'A glimpse of a lit room as one passes by is like seeing a little tableau. I don't want to be invited in and shown it in detail. I only want an impression. My imagination can do the rest' - Joan Lingard, author of "T... read more

The Seasons

Sonja Lewis

A collection of eight short stories, in which Lewis explores the human condition from youth to maturity via extraordinary characters, albeit ordinary people, who pass from spring to summer, from innocence to exuberance. And when autumn comes, they mature and persevere towards winter, almost intuitively, regardless of their extenuating circumstances. Ultimately, their journey is a quest to find... read more

A collection of eight short stories, in which Lewis explores the human condition from youth to maturity via extraordinary characters, albeit ordinary people, who pass from spring to summer, from innocence to exuberance. And when autumn comes, they mature and persevere towards winter, almost intuitively, regardless of their extenuating circumstances. Ultimately, their journey is a quest to find... read more

21 Revolutions

A stunning coffee table book of artists' and writers' creative responses to a unique collection of artifacts from the women's movement and social history spanning more than a century—includes Denise Mina, A. L. Kennedy, Louise Welsh, Janice Galloway, and more In collaboration with the Glasgow Women's Library, 21 Revolutions pairs 21 artists and writers with one item each from the library's arc... read more

A stunning coffee table book of artists' and writers' creative responses to a unique collection of artifacts from the women's movement and social history spanning more than a century—includes Denise Mina, A. L. Kennedy, Louise Welsh, Janice Galloway, and more In collaboration with the Glasgow Women's Library, 21 Revolutions pairs 21 artists and writers with one item each from the library's arc... read more

Incorporated Evil: A Business With One Goal...Absolute Power

Peter Widdows

What secrets lie behind the world's largest company? Charles Barker-Willet is the brilliant CEO of BW Corporation, but what is he hiding? Sean McManus, a business journalist for a London newspaper, is impressed by the modesty of BW's CEO. Especially as the results of the company are astounding. But why is he so media shy? What does he have to hide? In his search for answers, Sean will encounte... read more

What secrets lie behind the world's largest company? Charles Barker-Willet is the brilliant CEO of BW Corporation, but what is he hiding? Sean McManus, a business journalist for a London newspaper, is impressed by the modesty of BW's CEO. Especially as the results of the company are astounding. But why is he so media shy? What does he have to hide? In his search for answers, Sean will encounte... read more

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