The Best Choice for Scottish Books
Bookspotting is a new, free app which links books and authors to dates, themes and distinct locations around Scotland. Bookspotting is a tool for discovering Scottish-interest books - from old favourites to the latest reads - making the most of the functions built in to the smartphone in your pocket
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Our recommended books for August.
Author of the Month
Daniela Sacerdoti is an Italian-born schoolteacher and writer who has lived in Scotland for over ten years. She was born in Naples and raised in a small village in the Italian Alps, and she studied Classics at the University of Turin. Her great-uncle was the renowned Italian writer Carlo Levi.
Daniela now lives in Glasgow and has seen wonderful success with her YA Sarah Midnight series, a children's book and several adult fiction titles. Her latest novel Take Me Home is now available.
Read all about Scotland's new professional health publisher Handspring Publishing. Their books cater to osteopaths, massage therapists, Pilates teachers, physiotherapists, and other professionals all of whom use touch or movement to help patients achieve wellness.
The Caithness Influence celebrates men and women from the region who have seen great achievement in their area of expertise. Valerie Campbell kindly agreed to an interview to give us a wee bit more insight into some of the people featured in the book and her research methods.
Maps of Scottish Books, Authors, Publishers and Festivals
Our exclusive maps of Scottish Books, Authors, Publishers and Festivals brings together information on the settings of Scottish books - from Shetland to the Borders; the home towns of Scottish authors; the locations of our literary festivals, and much more. We also reach further afield, to highlight Scottish literary connections around the world.
Scottish Books in History
Scottish Books in History is ideal for all historically-minded readers. We've prepared pages on Scottish Books in History, with lists of fiction set in different time periods. We've started with 20th century Scottish fiction, with lists of WWI and WWII fiction. Also look out for Jacobite Fiction, the Victorian Era, the Romans in Scotland and much more.
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Book of the Month
Liel Leibovitz looks at what it is that makes Leonard Cohen an enduring cultural icon.
A witch and her cat fly over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand.