Ayrshire and Arran fiction
A Certain Freedom - - Paperback
After the death of his wife, Hamilton Forsyth scandalises the small Ayrshire town of Saltcoats by departing for pastures unknown. His three adult children are left reeling with shock and with the family ironmongery shop to run.
A Kiss And A Promise - - Hardback
Servant girl Betsy McBride thinks she has as much right as any girl to set her cap at Tom Brodie, the most dashing young man in the district. When her master asks her to help out the Brodie family she jumps at the chance to get a bit closer to him.
Our Fathers - - Paperback
Andrew O'Hagan's debut novel addresses the collision of the old Scotland of municipal socialism with the new, as perceived by a grandfather who was an ambitious, but misguided social improver.
Personality - - Paperback
From the author of 'Our Fathers' comes an astonishing, compelling and heartbreaking story of childhood fame and small town dreams.
Wax Fruit - - Paperback
'The Wax Fruit Trilogy' brings together Guy McCrone's three classic novels which chronicle the life and times of the Moorhouse family as they rise from the obscurity of an Ayrshire farm to prosperity in Victorian Glasgow.
Poetry and Drama from Ayrshire and Arran
Kate O Shanter's Tale: And Other Poems - - Paperback
King Of The Fields - - Paperback
Matt, barely alive collapses in the yard of his old home, he has returned from his life on the road, haunted by his experience of the trenches, and enters into a remorseless life or death struggle with his brother, Rab.
Madame Fifi's Farewell And Other Poems - - Paperback
This poetry collection features an introduction by Professor Hamish MacAmbrose of the University of Springside, and includes many poems that have won competitions as well as work that has not previously been published.
Robert Burns - - Hardback
Robert Burns (1759-96), was the eldest son of a tenant farmer in Ayrshire. He endured hardship and frustration before emerging as poet and song writer in his native dialect as well as English. This is a collection of the best of Burns's poems.
Robert Burns: Poems - - Paperback
In this series, a contemporary poet selects & introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems & by the personal & critical reactions they express in their prefaces the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible & passionate introduction to some of the greatest poets in literature.
Last modified Tuesday 06 March 2012