A Little Something Local

OUR STORY  ALIVE AND KICKING!

At Birlinn we take great pride in our local history list – books that preserve and elevate places and lives that would otherwise be lost to the mists of time. From the crowded city streets to the most remote of islands, nothing is overlooked.

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In the coming weeks we will be launching special FLASH SALES
–  24 hour sales focusing on different parts of Scotland. Keep an eye on our website and social media for your area of interest.

Native
£14.99
Lost Edinburgh
£12.99
Pabay
£20.00
The Way it Was
£12.99
BROWSE OUR LOCAL HISTORY BOOKS HERE

WHAT TO GROW IN YOUR GARDEN

Lockdown can be a challenge for the novice gardener. Many are feeling the need to turn away from flowers and shrubs, and try their hand at fruit and veg – but what to plant? And, with our short growing season and ever changing climate, what to plant in Scotland?

Gardening experts Kenneth Cox and Caroline Beaton are here to help, guiding you through all the rights and wrongs of growing fruit and veg in Scotland. Their acclaimed, bestselling guide will keep you right, helping you get the most out of your garden this season.

Read an extract here.

FREE NEW WRITING

Last week our authors stepped into the breach, launching a series of brand new, exclusive stories on the Birlinn website to keep you entertained.

Enjoy the first chapter of a novel to be written online over the next few months by Alistair Moffat, and a rather special poem from Alexander McCall Smith to help us through this difficult time.

Death Insurance
Morgan Cry & Douglas Skelton

Catch the second instalment of our brand new gripping crime novella, Death Insurance! When a man phones Daniella Coulston’s insurance company declaring he’ll be dead within the hour, she dimisses him as a crank. The phonecall, however, plunges Daniella and investigative journalist Rebecca Connolly into a web of lies, greed, fraud – and murder.

Click here to read part 2!

BEHIND THE SCENES…

And if that’s not enough you can go behind the scenes with Gordon and Doug! Click here to get an inside look at the process of combining minds to create this lockdown collaboration, with our exclusive author Q&A.

THE TINY TALES CONTINUE 

Catch the continued serialisation of Tiny Tales exclusively
in the Financial Times this weekend.

Together with the illustrator Iain McIntosh, Alexander McCall Smith has created these modern-day sketch-story cartoon strips to delight all readers. These will run in the paper for two months and in August, they will be published in a beautifully finished hardback book accompanied by longer stories from the World’s master storyteller. You can pre-order the finished book here.

MEET THE AUTHOR
WITH SANDRA IRELAND

Arriving on the publishing scene in 2016 with her debut novel,
Beneath the Skin, Sandra Ireland has quickly become one of Scotland’s masters of the psychologial thriller. She is also the author of Bone Deep, The Unmaking of Ellie Rook, and the first book in her brand new series, Sight Unseen, is coming this summer.

Click here to find out more about Sandra’s journey to publication, and below to hear a reading from Sight Unseen.

A reading from “Sight Unseen” – publishing Summer 2020
CHECK OUT ALL OUR VIDEOS AND ANIMATIONS HERE!
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