Birlinn Books – Notes from the Basement

Tuesday, 14th September, 2021
Many congratulations to Polygon poet Hannah Lavery, who has been recommended as the next Edinburgh Makar. | [Bookseller, Edinburgh CC]Hannah will be headlining the inaugural Push the Boat Out Festival, with a performance of Blood, Salt, Spring on 16th October. It’ll be a sneak preview of her debut collection of the same name, which is coming in February 2022. | [PTBO]

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Pre-order Jeffrey Archer’s latest book 📚

An unputdownable story of murder, revenge and betrayal from the number one bestseller Jeffrey Archer.

You can order this beautiful edition of the rollercoaster thriller of the year while stocks last. Underneath the dust jacket of every hardback first edition of Jeffrey Archer’s OVER MY DEAD BODY, you’ll find these stunning gold foil boards, complete with the author’s signature.

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BookPick : Disaster and Survival at Sea

BookPick : Disaster and Survival at Sea

by BigJules

It has been estimated that, astonishingly, more than three million shipwrecks lie on the ocean floor. The figure dates back to when humans first began venturing into Neptune’s Realm. The oldest wrecks include 10,000-year-old canoes while the newest are 21st-century shipwrecks. In the period (1793-1815) in which my Kydd tales are set, many ships were sent to Davy Jones’ Locker, some due to enemy action; others succumbing to the wrath of Mother Nature. In more recent times I personally experienced a peacetime collision between two Australian warships, Melbourne and Voyager resulting in the sinking of the latter with much loss of life.

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