Fiction: Available Titles

Fiction: Available Titles
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  • Not the Life Imagined by Anne PettigrewCover of Not the Life Imagined

    A darkly humorous, thought-provoking story of Scottish medical students in the sixties, a time of changing social and sexual mores. None of the teenagers starting at Glasgow University in 1967 live the life they imagine. Beth Slater is shocked at how few female medical students there are and that some people, such as Conor Towmey, …

  • Where the Bridge Lies by Frank WoodsCover of Where the Bridge Lies

    “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 …

  • Memoirs of Franz Schreiber, by Charles P. Sharkey

    The Memoirs of Franz Schreiber gives a unique perspective on the trials and turmoil of life in Germany during the First World War, its aftermath and the lead up to the Second World War. When Franz Schreiber and his mother get the news that his beloved father would not be returning to their home in …

  • Who Stole Sitting Bull? by Alex Gordon

    ‘Who Stole Sitting Bull?’ is set on the Isle of Cumbrae. The ‘Sitting Bull’ character is a Scottish boxer who keeps getting knocked over, hence the nickname. Somewhere along the line – and this can only happen in fiction – he gets a shot at a world title and goes to Crete to acclimatise and …

  • Everwinding Times by Mary McCabe

    Ailee Lorimer suffers strange afflictions. Her memory loss, her sense of dislocation, her feyness – all lead her to seek medical help. Yet she appears to cut to the core of all life before her, now and in the future. In this gripping, intriguing and funny novel, Mary McCabe winds the plot of individual lives …

  • Stirring the Dust, by Mary McCabe

    Extraordinary things unfold in Stirring the Dust. A corpse left unburied for fear of infection; a paranormal great-great aunt; bigamous and incestuous marriages; a runaway wife and her gypsy rover. Dramatic episodes in the past are linked with the present. A sense of something missing in events now has its echo in the rich cast …

  • Two Closes and a Referendum by Mary McCabe

    Two Closes and a Referendum is an engaging tale of ordinary people in an extraordinary time. This novel brilliantly captures the growing excitement and fervour of the 2014 Independence Referendum that changed Scotland for ever, as ordinary citizens  explored their identity and wrestled with the  hopes and fears that surrounded the choice they were asked …

  • Checking Out Of The Hotel Euthanasia by Gerard Graham

    Assisted dying is one of the key ethical and political issues of our day. Checking out of the Hotel Euthanasia is  a novel that tackles the dilemmas head-on with a rare mixture of scabrous enthusiasm and due respect. The book is guaranteed to offend many;  to help many come to a considered view of the …

  • In the Devil’s Name by Dave Watson

    Some of the locals in the small Scottish village of Ballantrae still tell tales about haunted Bennane Head, the cliffs just up the coast where mythical mass murderer and cannibal Sawney Beane is said to have dwelt with his inbred family during the seventeenth century. Never walk past there at night, they say, or heaven …

  • The Volunteer by Charles Sharkey

      The Volunteer is a powerful and thought-provoking examination of the Troubles that plagued Northern Ireland for almost three decades. It follows the struggles of two Belfast families from opposite sides of the sectarian divide. This revealing novel will lead the reader to a greater understanding of the events that led from the Civil Rights …

  • What Spooked Crazy Horse? by Alex Gordon

    Derek ‘Crazy Horse’ Laird is hot property: one of the highest-paid footballers on the planet, with a right foot coveted by Europe’s greatest clubs and what the pundits call ‘a good head on his shoulders’. So everyone is flummoxed when Crazy Horse skips training, flees his adoptive country and heads back to his homeland, incognito. Caught up in the tale is …

  • Between Two Bridges by Brian McHugh

    Between Two Bridges is Brian McHugh’s second novel and is a sequel to Torn Edges, published by Ringwood in 2012. Like its predecessor, Between Two Bridges moves between two worlds. New York, 1933 Prohibition is coming to an end, but not everyone is celebrating. A few astute businessmen realise that by legally importing liquor before the Volstead …

  • Who Shot Wild Bill? by Alex Gordon

    One Country & Western festival. One dead body. Twelve thousand suspects! The Millport Country & Western Festival is in full swing, with 12,000 would-be Wild West heroes dressed up as cowboys and Indians, complete with toy guns, headdresses, mock bar fights and gun slinging. Millport is starting to feel more like Tombstone, Arizona. But there has never been …

  • A Man’s Game by Alan Ness

    On a Saturday afternoon in central Scotland, both Davie Thomson and Stuart Robertson have scored goals for their respective football clubs: Cowden United FC and Glasgow Athletic. Once team-mates in the Athletic title-winning side of 2001, their subsequent fortunes could not have been more different. Whilst Robertson had gone from strength to strength, winning titles …

  • The Activist, by Alec Connon

    Unfulfilled by student life, Thomas Durant and two friends decide to cycle the length of Britain during their summer holidays, dressed as superheroes. The experience of their short trip is enough to whet Thomas’s appetite for further travel and set in motion his decision to drop out of uni and see the world for himself. …

  • The Italian Connection by John Keeman

    George Giles wakes up, disorientated, in a hospital bed in London in 2000. “My last memory was of walking down a sandy road in an Italian village along with three other soldiers…” In George Giles’ mind, he is a twenty-seven year old soldier preparing to return home after Germany’s surrender during World War II. But …

  • Dark Loch, by Charles P. Sharkey

    Dark Loch is an epic tale of the effects of the First World War on the lives of the residents of a small Scottish rural community. A crucial central strand is the long-running romance between tenant crofter Callum Macnair and Caitriona Dunbar, the beautiful daughter of the local Laird. The story is initially set in …

  • The Malta Job, Notes on a Wee Island, by Alwyn James

    John Smith, a young Scottish journalist with literary aspirations, is sent to Malta to complete a sequel to the very successful MacMurder, a round-up of Scotland’s more infamous homicides. The author had died just before completing the planned sequel MacAbre, a follow-up tale of other gruesome Scottish crimes. Once on Malta, with the dead author’s …

  • The Gori’s Daughter, by Shazia Hobbs

    The Gori’s Daughter is the fictional story of Aisha, a young mixed race girl, daughter of a Kashmiri father and a Glaswegian mother moved into the household as mistress alongside the Muslim wife and the children from both relationships. Her whole life is a constant struggle against the rejection and hostility her background generates in both Glasgow’s white and Asian communities. …

  • A Subtle Sadness, by Sandy Jamieson

    A Subtle Sadness is a rigorous exploration of Scottish Identity and the impact on it of the key Scottish obsessions of politics, football, religion, sex and alcohol. It deserves to be read by everyone seeking to understand the Scottish character. A Subtle Sadness focuses on the family and personal history of Frank Hunter, a sad …

  • Special Offer: Between Two Bridges & Torn Edges for £15

    Between Two Bridges and Torn Edges for the special price of £15 including postage and packing. (Saving of £5) Torn Edges:A riveting mystery story linking modern day Glasgow with 1920’s Ireland. When a gold coin very similar to a family heirloom is found at the scene of a Glasgow murder, a search is begun that takes …

  • Torn Edges, by Brian McHugh

    Torn Edges is a riveting mystery story linking modern day Glasgow with 1920’s Ireland. When a gold coin very similar to a family heirloom is found at the scene of a Glasgow murder, a search is begun that takes the McKenna family, assisted by their Librarian friend Liam, through their own family history right back …

  • The Great Escape? by Sandy Jamieson

    The Great Escape? is that rarity, an intelligent readable novel about football and families. It is the story of Derek Duncan, a Celtic supporter from birth, who became a Scottish international football player, and his attempt to make himself an immortal football manager. He intends to do with a struggling provincial English club Griston City, …

  • Own Goal, by Sandy Jamieson

    Own Goal is set in Glasgow in 1990 and tells of one’s Glaswegian’s dramatic contribution to Glasgow’s Year as European City of Culture. The first part, Game One, tells the story of Frank Hunter’s attempt to gain a fitting revenge on the Tory Headmaster who had scuppered Frank’s most precious dream many years previously. His …


 

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