Where the Bridge Lies by Frank Woods

“The Clyde wasn’t just just a stream of water. It was an entity, a being that threaded through the lives of the people who lived here, sometimes giving, sometimes taking away.”

1941. The Clydebank Blitz robs Nessa Glover of her husband and five children. Struggling with her new reality she becomes a shipyard welder, and finds herself drawn into trade union activism. One day she visits Harmony, a commune built on notions of equality and unity, led by the charismatic Fergus Abercrombie. But not everything is quite as it seems at Harmony.

1980. Keir Connor is a traumatised war correspondent. When his father dies, he is left with a letter –a letter that takes him to Clydebank in search of answers. His journey leads him on to Harmony, now Laggandarroch, a residential school for disadvantaged children, as he tries to unlock the past. One thing is sure: Harmony is key.

 

Ringwood Authors at Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland 2018 celebrates books and reading from Monday 19th to Sunday 25th of November, combining an exciting mix of author readings, book fairs and swaps, exhibitions, film screenings and other events all over Scotland. Ringwood is proud to once again play a part in the ambitious project, where six of our talented authors …

Good Reads for Football Fans

Good Reads for Football Fans

One of the most passionately discussed themes in Scotland is probably Football, and for a lot of Scots it is clear that football isn’t just a sport. Not only is it a rich cultural heritage of the country, football often plays a role in questions of religion, politics and a large variety of themes in …

Monday Mood = Strong Women

Monday Mood = Strong Women

Currently, thousands of women are fighting for equal payment in Glasgow. In support of these strong, independent women, we’ve gathered a couple of Ringwood titles with an inspirational female lead: In The Gori’s Daughter by Shazia Hobbs, Aisha is the daughter of a Kashmiri father and his Glaswegian mistress. They live together in a household with …

What is Tartan Noir?

What is Tartan Noir?

Calling Cards by Gordon Johnston is a gripping crime novel taking place in Glasgow. Three storylines are surprisingly interwoven and uncovered bit by bit through the novel; a campaign against a housing development proposal in Kelvingrove Park, personal and political corruption at the highest level in Glasgow City Council and the increasingly frenzied activities of …

Our Top Three in Glasgow

Our Top Three in Glasgow

Looking for a nice place to enjoy your new Ringwood book? In that case we have some suggestions: Our top 3 places to read Ringwood books in Glasgow! The Hidden Lane Tearoom This beautiful, creative Tearoom literally hides in a tiny lane branching off Argyle Street called “The Hidden Lane.”  The lane is known for …

Sunday Suggestion

Sunday Suggestion

Torn Edges and its sequel Between Two Bridges by Brian McHugh bring the Irish Civil War of 1922 into our times. The McKenna family starts to research their Irish roots when a mysterious gold coin is found at a Glasgow murder scene. They unveil the intriguing story of two ancestors in the troubled times of …

Meet the Author: Mary McCabe

What type of writer are you? My fiction and poetry revolve round topics rather than relationships. Favourite topics are politics, genealogy, time and evolution. With a hint of the paranormal. Fiction is character-led rather than plot-led. Characters (including their dialogue and their surroundings) must ring true and develop. I write in English, Glaswegian and Doric. With a nod …

Until next year!

Until next year!

Two weeks of talking, listening, watching, learning and lots and lots of books! The Edinburgh International Book Festival was as always a phenomenal celebration of books and showed the big impact of books on society and culture, moral and ethics, economy and environment – in short: every section of life. After days of organising and …

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