March 2017
Welcome to the latest fortnightly newsletter from  Books from Scotland  bringing you forthcoming festivals and  events, news, and featuring  some  of the best new publications. 

Happy birthday to HarperCollins, a major employer in Bishopbriggs in East Dunbartonshire, who are celebrating an impressive 200 years of publishing. A wealth of intriguing materials are highlighted in this unique  online archive  which takes you through their nineteenth-century beginnings to the present day. 
Top 5 Events

Graeme Macrae Burnet talks about authoring novels including the award-winning His Bloody Project at Partick Library, Glasgow, on Thursday 30 March

Book festivals Big DoG and Hooked celebrate writing for children and young adults  via an exciting programme of event s in Dumfries on the weekend of 7-9 April
Kathrine Sowerby presents her new book The Spit, The Sound And The Nest, a collection of three novellas, at Byres Road Waterstones, Glasgow, on Thursday 13 April  

Stuart MacBride launches his new novel A Dark So Deadly at Waterstones Aberdeen on Monday 17 April

Chris Brookmyre launches his new novel Want You Gone at Edinburgh's The Caves on Wednesday 19 April

Top 5 New Fiction Books

The Long Drop by Denise Mina (HB, £12.99, Harvill Secker)
Stronger Than Skin by Stephen May (PB, £8.99, Sandstone Press)

The Blade Artist by Irvine Welsh (PB, £8.99, Vintage)

Stay With Me by  Ayòbámi Adébáyò (HB, £14.99, Canongate Books). Stay With Me was recently shortlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction.

Dog Fight by Michael J Malone (PB, £8.99, Contraband)

Top 5 New Non-Fiction Books

You Know What You Could Be: Tuning Into The 1960s by Mike Heron and Andrew Greig (HB, £20, riverrun)

McSmorgasbord: What Post-Brexit Scotland Can Learn From The Nordics by Lesley Riddoch and Eberhard Bort (PB, £7.99, Luath Press)

Nasty Women edited by Heather McDaid and Laura Jones (PB, £8.99, 404 Ink). Find out more about the book in this piece from January's Perspectives Issue.

Freedom Found by Sara Trevelyan (PB, £10.99, Scotland Street Press)

Scottish Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion edited by Carol Margaret Davison and Monica Germana (HB, £80, Edinburgh University Press)

Top 5 New Children's Books
New Collected Poems For Children by Carol Ann Duffy (PB, £10, Faber & Faber)
The Awkward Autumn of Lily McLean by Lindsay Littleson (PB, £6.99, Floris Books)
One Happy Tiger by Catherine Rayner (Board Book, £7.99, Little Tiger Press)

Charlie's Promise by Annemarie Allan (PB, £6.99, Cranachan Publishing)

The Covers Of My Book Are Too Far Apart by Vivienne French and illustrated by Nigel Baines (PB, £6.99, Barrington Stoke) 
The Spring Issue: Latest Issue of Books from Scotland Online 

This Issue marks the arrival of springtime with a focus on nature and the great Scottish outdoors. Featuring wildlife and walking routes in the Highlands, Hebridean islands and elsewhere, you can also explore Scotland's lost gardens and the influence of nature on Scottish storytelling.

At, the largest curated collection  of Scottish books online, you can browse thousands of books and access author and publisher profiles.  And why not journey to past and present Tiree through words and photographs in our newly posted article  The Island Beneath The Waves ? We wish you happy springtime reading!
All best wishes,

Gill Tasker

Online Editor
Books from Scotland
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