Weary of her Yorkshire county life of grouse moors and hunt balls, Amelia Dalton threw herself instead into running a deep sea trawler amongst the closed community of fishermen in NE Scotland in the '90s.
Arabella Scott, suffragette and hunger striker, is held in solitary confinement for five weeks, force-fed by the prison doctor, Hugh Ferguson Watson. Two years later, his wife, Donella, is trapped in a sexless marriage with a man haunted by the past.
For one brilliant season in 1983 the sport of fell running was dominated by the two huge talents of John Wild and Kenny Stuart. Together they destroyed the record book, only determining who was top by a few seconds in the last race of the season.
Peter Ross's weekly articles from around Scotland have been a sterling attraction for the readers of Scotland on Sunday for years. A selection of the best are collected here, for the first time. Each a gem of insight and wit, they provide a piece-by-piece portrait of a nation as it changes.
A police report of a shoe containing a severed foot washed up on the sand introduces CI William Wisting. Soon a second is washed up, but it is another left. Has there been some kind of terrible accident at sea? Does it indicate the killing and dismembering of two victims?
Sandlands is a short story collection with a powerful sense of place, and with several characters appearing in more than one story. The collection is inspired by the landscape of coastal Suffolk and its flora and fauna, as well as by its folklore and historical and cultural heritage.
Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth were born just four years apart, in the 1770s, in a world torn between heady revolutionary ideas and fierce conservatism. Jane and Dorothy compares their upbringing and education, home lives and loves and, above all, their emotional and creative worlds.
Following his tremendous success in 2013 with The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland, Clifton Bain now turns his attention to the mixed oak, birch and other woodlands that line the west coasts of, north to south, Scotland, Northern England, Wales and Ireland.
Back in the 1970s Eric and Ruth MacLeod took their two little girls, one cat, and an old caravan into the wild Highlands of Scotland while Eric rebuilt the old family croft. They remained for 18 years and this is their story.
Senior Irish diplomat, Marty Ransom, is torn between duty to his country and loyalty to the Anglo-Irish tradition in which he was raised. When he meets Alison, a Home Office employee now transferred to the British embassy in Dublin, Marty's fidelities are once again split.
Keith Partridge is probably the world's most experienced and famous practitioner of a rare trade. His filming has recorded expeditions all over the world in some of its most beautiful and hostile environments.
The investigation into taxi-driver Jens Hummel's disappearance has been fruitless, but a crucial discovery directs suspicion at Dan Roger 'Danny' Brodin. The problem is, however, that Danny is already in prison, convicted of another murder.
The Passion of Harry Bingo: Further Dispatches From Unreported Scotland is the second volume of selected journalism from one of Scotland's most popular writers. It follows the highly successful publication in 2014 of Daunderlust
Stavern 1983: Christmas is approaching and a young ambitious policeman named William Wisting has just become the father of twins. Forgotten in a dilapidated barn stands a bullet riddled old car, and it looks as if the driver did not get out alive.
Published as a quality jacketed hardback in 2013, Steve Chilton's illuminating and entertaining history of one of athletics' most demanding sports, as well as the most demandingly amateur, took the world of running by storm and quickly broke out of its niche.