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Two great titles on offer this weekend! Tom Weir: An Anthology Hamish Brown From his early years Tom Weir MBE was set on making his way as an explorer, writer and photographer, a progress interrupted by World War Two but then leading to expeditions ranging from the Himalayas to Greenland...

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Nina Allan wins the 2015 Novella Award

‘At last, an answer to the question that has vexed readers, prize judges and literary agents since the dawn of literature... what defines a novella?’ Katy Guest, The Independent Nina Allan has won the Novella Award 2015. She was presented the award at an award ceremony at Leaf in Liverpool...

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Q&A with Ajay Close

Ajay Close's new novel, A Petrol Scented Spring, will be released on the 17th of September. It is a riveting novel of repression, jealousy and love, and the struggle for women’s emancipation. What gave you the idea for the novel? I’ve always wanted to write something about the most...

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Angus Dunn

Sandstone Press is deeply sorry to announce the death of Angus Dunn early on Thursday 27th August 2015 after suffering from motor neurone disease for several months. Angus was a novelist, short story writer and poet who was born and lived in the Highlands of Scotland. He was awarded the RL...

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A Loving Footnote to George Mackay Brown

After George Mackay Brown died in April 1996, an obituarist testified that the poet had been “anything but gregarious”. There followed the tale of a craftsman's solitude, writing from 9am to 1pm at his kitchen table six days in seven, and of a deterrent note pinned to the door of his former...

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