Distant Tales and Far Off Lands

THE WORLD THROUGH WORDS

Until July 30th we are offering 20% off a specially curated selection of fiction and non-fiction titles set across the globe. Learn the hilarious true story of a Scottish immigrant in rural Japan with Iain Maloney’s Only Gaijin in the Village; visit Burma in Jan-Philipp Sendker’s global bestselling novel, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats or follow the trail of the ill-fated pioneers of the Darien colony in Darien: A Journey in Search of Empire by John McKendrick.

Find these powerful stories and many more on our website!

SEE ALL THE TITLES ON SALE HERE

THE RETURN OF THE RED KITE

NEW CHICKS AT ARGATY

This week brought big news from Argaty as they have now leg-ringed a pair of brand new osprey chicks born on the estate. Both are healthy and well feathered, and it won’t be long until they are flying free! You can see stunning photographs over on the Argaty Red Kites website and Facebook page, and follow the extraordinary work going on there.

You can read more about the story of rewilding at Argaty in Tom Bowser’s A Sky Full of Kites, which you can pick up from our website here.

FOLLOW THE ARGATY RED KITE PROJECT HERE

MEET AND GREET WITH POLLY PULLAR

BOOK SIGNING AND AFTERNOON TEA

On July 30th Polly Pullar will be at the delightful Town & Country Coffee Shop in Killearn for a Meet the Author and book-signing event, celebrating the publication of her latest book, A Scurry of Squirrels. Head down and have a wonderful chat with Polly, pick up a new book and enjoy a fabulous Afternoon Tea at 4pm or High Tea at 6pm.

Tickets are £15 per person. To book a ticket pop into the shop, send them a message on Facebook or phone up on 01360 550830.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

ON NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY

MAKE YOUR OWN AT HOME

This Sunday is National Ice Cream day, and with the scorching weather a cold treat is certainly welcome.

To help you cool down, you can whip up your very own tasty ice cream from scratch with this simple recipe from Mary Contini and Pru Irvine’s Easy Peasy!

CHECK OUT ALL THE FUN RECIPES FROM EASY PEASY! HERE

THE SEVEN HILLS PROJECT

MUSIC WITH MCCALL SMITH

Best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith is joining forces with St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh to spearhead a major two-year music, literature and education project project inspired by the city’s seven hills.

Seven young composers will be creating new musical works inspired by words McCall Smith has penned in tribute to the much-loved landmarks and beauty spots dotted around the city.

Alexander’s Seven Hills poems are published in his collection, In a Time of Distance.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SEVEN HILLS PROJECT HERE

YOUNG PRECIOUS RETURNS

THE COMPLETE ANTHOLOGY
Once upon a time in Botswana there was a little girl called Precious, who grew up to become a famous detective. But even as a young girl she had an extraordinary ability to solve mysteries. This volume contains all her first adventures, from the mystery of some missing snacks to the clues that lead to a family reunion.

This special hardback edition is the perfect pick-up for young fans of Alexander McCall Smith and is available now!

GET YOUR COPY HERE