A Return To Live Events!

FROM BESTSELLING DENZIL MEYRICK

TERMS OF RESTITUTION
Denzil Meyrick’s brand new gangland thriller, Terms of Restitution, has already been receiving rave reviews in the week since publication, and is flying off the shelves!

‘Meyrick’s breaking the mould with the latest offering straight out of the underworld of Paisley and the gritty streets of London’ –
Sunday Post
‘A winning combination of fisticuffs and philosophy’ –
Times and Sunday Times Crime Club

Terms of Restitution is available from all good bookshops, online on the Birlinn website, and as an eBook.

Denzil will be discussing Terms of Restitution in the brand new episode of the SBooks podcast, co-hosted by Douglas Skelton, which also includes an interview with the inimitable Ian Rankin. Watch this space!

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A RETURN TO LIVE EVENTS

BLOODY SCOTLAND
Fans of crime writing will be delighted by the return of Bloody Scotland, Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival. On Sunday 19th September, Denise Mina will be joined by Ambrose Parry and Craig Russell to discuss how Scotland’s gory history has informed and inspired their work. Bloody Scotland are running a hybrid festival this year, so if you can’t make it to Stirling you can join the event online for just £5.

Author of the Rebecca Connolly thrillers Douglas Skelton will be hosting a panel discussion on police crime drama on Friday 17th September. Douglas will be chairing police procedural icons James Oswald, Margaret Kirk, Neil Lancaster, and Marion Todd both in-person and online for what will surely be a lively and entertaining insight into this ever-popular detective fiction sub-genre.

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NOT TO BE MISSED

IAN WILLIAMS AT WIMBLEDON BOOKFEST
Tickets for Wimbledon Book Fest’s Sunset Festival are now on sale and selling out fast. There is limited availability left for Ian William’s discussion of Every Breath You Take with Sir Vince Cable. This timely and enlightening event seeks to examine China’s increasingly divergent relationship with the West. Get your tickets here while you can!

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NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN: THE PASSIONATE RADICAL
Neville Chamberlain is remembered today as Hitler’s credulous dupe, the man who proclaimed in September 1938 that the Munich agreement guaranteed ‘peace in our time’.

In Neville Chamberlain: The Passionate Radical, Water Reid delivers a radical re-assessment of one of Britain’s most controversial prime ministers (1937–40), which shows him to be one of the most effective political leaders of the twentieth century. It reveals the nuances of a complex and sensitive man who was a true radical and a man of passion, especially in all that concerned the welfare of his fellow citizens.

You can read an extract from this masterful book, in which Walter Reid reappraises the common caricature of Chamberlain, on our website here.

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IN CELEBRATION OF LIBRARIES

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH IN SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
Pick up a copy of Scotland on Sunday this weekend to read a piece by the master storyteller Alexander McCall Smith on the importance of libraries. As a lifeline to so many readers, Alexander is passionate about the benefits of libraries, and we look forward to reading his article this weekend.

Through the tumultuous last 18 months, Alexander McCall Smith has been as prolific as ever, and his most recent novel The Pavilion in the Clouds was described as ‘one of the most enjoyable of his many enjoyable novels’ by The Scotsman. This November also sees the return of 44 Scotland Street with the latest novel, Love in the Time of Bertie, which is currently being serialised in The Scotsman.

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