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Freedom of Expression

It is not possible to remain silent in the face of today's atrocity in Paris. Freedom of expression, which means freedom to criticise and to satirise, is as much a basic building block of democracy as is freedom of worship. It is also our business. Our thoughts are with those who lost their lives...

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New Internationalist: Four star review for The Drum Tower

Iranian writer Farnoosh Moshiri has undergone experiences in her own life that a fiction writer would hesitate to deal out to a character. She fled into exile with her young son in 1983 as the Islamic regime began a wave of arrests and executions of political activists, intellectuals and...

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It's not a war novel, it's a coming-home novel

Author T. Jefferson Parker tells the story behind his new book For the past few years I've been teaching writing to American veterans of war. Some of these men and women fought in Korea and Vietnam, though most have been in the Middle East. But wherever they served, a great many of them...

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Sandstone Win Publisher of the Year

We are delighted to have received the Saltire Society Publisher of the Year Award at the Society’s annual awards event on Tuesday November 11, this year held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. We'd like to say a mighty ‘thank you’ to all our employees, close associates in selling, design,...

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"This is a treasure" - John McPake and the Sea Beggars

I loved this book. Every brush stroke, in every corner of its canvas is rich and funny; painted with craftsmanship and beauty. There. I’ve said it. Out loud. I know a book review should never start like this but it had to be said – shouted - from the outset: This is...

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