THE BIRLINN SUMMER SALE

DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW THIS SUMMER

Until August 13th we are offering 20% off across our website* for the Birlinn summer sale. Pick up the powerful rewilding story of Andrew Painting’s Regeneration, delve into the brand new DCI Daley thriller For Any Other Truth, learn the incredible life story of the first female sports superstar Lottie Dod in Little Wonder and much more.

To get 20% off eBooks please enter this voucher code at checkout: 6PYQ2GH9DX99

From fiction to history, nature writing to cookbooks, we’ve got something for everyone!

*EXCLUDING PRE-ORDERS AND BUNDLES

BROWSE OUR FULL LIST HERE

SHERLOCK HOLMES

IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Robert J. Harris’s new Sherlock Holmes pastiche, A Study in Crimson continues to delight both at home and across the Atlantic, picked up this week by the Wall Street Journal.

‘In two previous books, the author resurrected John Buchan’s World War I-era character Richard Hannay to good effect and with strong period flavor. “A Study in Crimson” achieves a similar mix of action-adventure, detective savvy and Holmesian surprise’
Wall Street Journal

Inspired by the classic Universal Pictures Sherlock Holmes film series starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, A Study in Crimson brings Holmes and Watson to wartime London.

GET A STUDY IN CRIMSON HERE

JOURNEY TO THE HIGHLANDS

WITH PAUL MURTON

From the author of the bestselling The Hebrides and The Viking Isles comes The Highlands – a lavishly illustrated travelogue that will transport you through some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery.

Read an exclusive extract from The Highlands this week to introduce yourself to the Scottish Highlands, a region that has fascinated and inspired travellers for centuries.

READ THE EXTRACT HERE

THE PAVILION IN THE CLOUDS

FROM CEYLON TO ST ANDREWS

Next week we celebrate the publication of Alexander McCall Smith’s newest stand alone novel, The Pavilion in the Clouds.  A beautifully evocative story, set in 1930s Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka) and Scotland, this atmospheric tale poses the question of what it is to be home.

‘This is one of the most enjoyable of his many enjoyable novels’
Allan Massie, The Scotsman

PRE ORDER HERE

BIRLINN AT FRINGE BY THE SEA

STARTING ON AUGUST 6th

Next Friday marks the opening of the Fringe by the Sea festival in North Berwick. A showcase for exceptional arts, bringing the very best of local, national and international talent to East Lothian, Fringe by the Sea is returing after an enforced hiatus in 2020 with a can’t miss line up.

Birlinn authors Helen McClory, Jim Sillars, Paul Murton, Polly Pullar, Ghillie Basan, Michael Pedersen, Eilidh Muldoon and Denise Mina will all be at attendence at this year’s festival.

GET TICKETS TO FRINGE BY THE SEA HERE

DEALS WITH THE DEVIL

BRITAIN, CHINA AND NUCLEAR POWER
Writing in the Spectator, Ian Williams, author of Every Breath You Take: China’s New Tyranny, reveals uncomfortable truths about Britain’s nuclear deal with China.

The news that the UK is looking to remove China’s state owned energy company CGN from nuclear projects in in Britain has signalled rising tensions between London and Beijing, and a shifting stance towards China across the globe.

The article is available to Spectator subscribers here.

PICK UP EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE HERE