Winning Scottish Bookshelf
- Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson
- Not Not While the Giro - James Kelman
- Night Geomgetry and the Garscadden Trains - A L Kennedy
- Blood - Janice Galloway
- Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh
- Why Scots Matters - J. Derrick McClue
- Black & Blue - Ian Rankin
- Electric Brae - Andrew Greig
- Buddha Da - Anne Donovan
- The Gowk Storm - Nancy Byrsson Morrison
- The House With The Green Shutters - George Douglas Brown
- King O The Midden
- The Master of Ballantrae - Robert Louis Stevenson
- Scottish Journey - Edwin Muir
- The Smiling School For Calvinists - Bill Duncan
- Bagpipe Muzak - Liz Lochhead
- 1982, Janine - Alasdair Gray
- How Late It Was, How Late - James Kelman
- Scotlands of the Mind - Angus Calder
- No Good Deed - Manda Scott
- Add to Basket1982, Janine - - Paperback
A book about power and powerlessness, men and women, masters and servants, small countries and big countries and an exploration of the politics of pornography. A portrait of male need and inadequacy as explored via the lonely sexual fantasies of Jock McLeish, failed husband, lover and businessman.
- Add to BasketBlack & Blue - - Paperback
Rebus is juggling four cases trying to nail one killer - who might just lead back to the infamous Bible John. And he's doing it under the scrutiny of an internal inquiry led by a man he has just accused of taking backhanders from Glasgow's Mr Big.
- Add to BasketBlood - - Paperback
A collection of short stories in which the main subject is fear. Violence, both random and institutionalized, is seen as a constant threat, and a component of a society which seems designed to intimidate or exclude women.
- Add to BasketThe House With The Green Shutters - - Paperback
This novel lays bare the seductive and crippling presence of patriarchal authority in Scottish culture at large, symbolised by the terrible struggle between old John Gourlay and his weak but imaginative son.
- How Late It Was, How Late - - Paperback
Award-winning author Kelman's How Late It Was, How Late has been reissued. He renders the hidden depths of ordinary lives in sardonic, abrasive prose which, although gritty and realistic, is uplifting and positive.
- Add to BasketThe Master Of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale - - Paperback
The Master of Ballantrae opens in the old Scottish house of Durisdeer. Its adventure draws in sea voyages, piracy, buried treasure and centres on the fatal rivalry between two brothers and the kinswoman who loves one brother but marries the other.
- Night Geometry And The Garscadden Trains - - Paperback
The heroes and heroines of this, A.L. Kennedy's first collection of stories, are small people. Often alone and sometimes lonely, her characters ponder the mysteries of sex and death - and the ability of public transport to affect our lives.
Orla McLeod knows too much about violence for her own good. She has tried to leave her past behind by retreating to the Hebrides, but then the man who destroyed her family and made Orla the woman she is today is released from prison.
- Add to BasketNot Not While The Giro - - Paperback
'Not Not While the Giro' is James Kelman's first major collection of short stories - originally published in 1983. It follows the lives of young men, social misfits, whose lives are spent waiting - waiting for their next giro or menial job - in the pub, the dole office, the snooker hall and the greyhound track.
This is a collection of essays exploring the Scottish psyche through a range of historical, literary and cultural interests that have shaped the Scotland of today. The text concludes with an evaluation of Scots language and literature.
- Add to BasketScottish Journey - - Paperback
This is a perceptive and beautifully written account of one of Scotland's greatest modern writers of prose and poetry. Muir's journey took him from Edinburgh to the Lowlands, Glasgow and the Highlands.
- Trainspotting - - Paperback
'Trainspotting' is hilarious, and profane, riddled with drugs, drunks and bad behaviour and rich with flawed characters. The interwoven stories of a group of friends and junkies, it is a trip through the highs and lows of their lives.