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“I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I do not disapprove of them, it is plain that I do not accept the tone of scorn or pity with which ‘Escape’ is now so often used. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls?”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

Non Fiction

‘I still believe nonfiction is the most important literature to come out of the second half of the 20th century.’  Tom Wolfe


See our ebook versions of our paperback titles for download to iPads or other e-readers . They can be purchased from £1.49 from this site. They are also available on Amazon for Kindle users.


There are currently some sixty titles from the 1970s to date by over twenty-five authors and covers a diverse range of themes and styles. Many of the publications include introductions by the authors, sometimes very personal and always deepening the understanding of the play and its origins.


Rights News

Short extracts from A Wee Yellow Butterfly by Cathy McCormack and Mary Palllister and Born Up a Close by Hugh Savage will feature in new publication by Birlinn Glasgow: The Autobiography by Alan Taylor published in September this year.

Author Feature David Greig in his new role: Director of the Lyceum

‘Artistic directors are not often playwrights too. The venerable Edinburgh theatre’s smart move to put David Greig in charge should pay exciting dividends – as long as he can keep writing.

‘The news that David Greig has been appointed as the new artistic director of the Royal Lyceum theatre in Edinburgh has been greeted enthusiastically in both Scotland and beyond. So it should be.

Shonaig Macpherson, chair of the Lyceum board, said: “We are delighted that David Greig will be taking up the post of artistic director to lead the company into its 51st year,” adding that Greig is “already a major figure in British drama”.

Actually, he is a major figure in British theatre, and there is a crucial difference between drama and theatre in approach.’ The Guardian

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Lewis Grassic Gibbon by WK Malcolm

Two new titles on Lewis Grassic Gibbon are available to order now at £9.99, the biography A Revolutionary Writer and a collection of extracts from his works, The Reader.

‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon created a language whose blend of artifice and authenticity and whose lyrical achievement are still unparalleled in British writing.’ Ali Smith

‘ . . . Dr Malcolm pays due and necessary attention to Mitchell’s political, social and historical philosophy, as well as to his personal life and circumstances. The result is a thoroughly illuminating, easily digestible study which will be of immense value and interest to the student, the teacher and the general reader alike.’