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The Four Marys: A Quartet Of Contemporary Folk Tales
- Paperback - Saraband
Obsession, longing, deceit and even murder feature in this quartet of provocative novellas, which gives a modern twist to tales of women for whom all is not necessarily as it seems or as each woman would want her life to be.
Flowers In The Rain And Other Stories
- Paperback - Hodder
Through thick mist and a cold east wind, Lavinia returns to Scotland. Up at the big house Mrs Farquhar is dying. Seeing Lachlan again, Lavinia remembers her childhood holidays there: swimming in the loch, the picnics, bottle-feeding the lambs down at the farm and the evenings when they danced reels. Most of all, she remembers Mrs Farquhar's grandson Rory. In the house, as the old lady lies serene and beautiful in the bed she has slept in since coming home to Lachlan as a bride, Lavinia meets Rory once again.
The Five Orange Pips And Other Cases
- Paperback - Penguin
Sherlock Holmes is the scourge of criminals everywhere, whether they be lurking in London's foggy backstreets or plotting behind the walls of an idyllic country mansion. He and Watson encounter some of his most difficult problems in this collection.
- Paperback - Freight
From the scorched hillsides of Morocco and heat of California to the ferocity of the Spanish afternoon and discomfort of a Scottish heatwave, the characters in this collection sweat under the glare of both the sun and the author's forensic gaze.
Fire From A Black Opal
- Paperback - Kennedy & Boyd
'Fire from a Black Opal' contains the three collections 'Charity', 'A Hatchment' and 'Brought Forward', published between 1912 and 1916, immediately prior to and during the First World War. Cunninghame Graham was by now in his 60s, yet many of the stories demonstrate his powers of recall for the experiences of his youth.
- Paperback - Penguin Books
In William Boyd's array of styles and narratives, readers are moved from 1930s Germany to Los Angeles in the Second World War, from contemporary Oxford to 19th century Russia.
- Paperback - Two Ravens
Each of the stories in 'Fighting It' illustrates an aspect of the title phrase: they focus on people struggling with their individual lives and destinies.
The First Person And Other Stories
- Paperback - Penguin
'The First Person and Other Stories' effortlessly appeals to our hearts, heads and funny bones. Always intellectually playful, but also very moving and funny, Smith explores the ways and whys of storytelling.
Favourite Sherlock Holmes Stories
- Paperback - Atlantic
In 1927, Strand magazine challenged its readers to guess which Sherlock Holmes stories Arthur Conan Doyle himself rated as his very best. These Holmes stories, along with Doyle's article explaining his choice, are now collected together for the first time.
Fireside Tales Of The Traveller Children
- Paperback - Birlinn
"Fireside Tales" is narrated with an intense commitment to generations of the travelling people who used animal fables, wonder tales and horror stories to instill moral values. It mixes conversation, action, frequent change of pace and use of the first person to compel attention and keep tension and excitement at fever pitch.