• Between the Lines: Portraits of Authors
  • Henry Gray Surgeon of the Great War
  • Dalriada A Romance of Invention
Our Books


Coming soon, Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s collected writings by Dr W K Malcolm. Much of the fiction included in this collection is out of print and not as well known as his trilogy A Scots Quair – The Calends of Cairo, The Conquests of the Maya and many more!

Non Fiction

To accompany the collection of writing by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Dr W K Malcolm has also written a stimulating biography of this revolutionary writer which will be published at the same time.


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.


Author Feature Christopher Harvie and his new novel Dalriada . . .

|AT LAST, A POLITICIAN WORTH READING Rosemary Goring, Literary editor/columnist / Saturday 24 October 2015 / Opinion

According to academics at Wolverhampton University, since the Reform Act of 1832, hundreds of politicians have tried their hand at novel-writing – 350 to be precise. This startling figure has been announced along with their preliminary findings on the contents of most of these works, namely “an awful lot of sex”. At this early stage of their enquiries, these forensic analysts say the parliamentarians’ tales fall into two categories: thinly disguised score settling or revenge; and the ‘novel of ideas’, which is where the sex and violence come in. The academic in charge of the project said that, “They can’t get the public’s attention through speeches or leader articles in learned journals so they think, ‘OK, I will add some sex and murder and they will start identifying with us.’”

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Rights News

A short story Say Something by Brian McCabe is to be translated into Spanish by Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) to be included in an anthology of Contemporary Scottish Writing. His book Selected Stories published under our imprint Argyll Publishing can be purchased on Amazon.

A speech from Blooded by Isabel Wright is to be included in a forthcoming anthology of National Theatre Connections Monologues published by Methuen in 2016. A copy of the play is available on this web site or on Amazon.

A passage from Waverley Route by David Spaven on a journey by train on the soon to be reopened Borders Railway will be included in Penguin’s The Trains Now Departed by Michael Williams to be published this year. The current edition of Waverley Route can be purchased on Amazon. A new updated edition will be published at the end of May.

Author Feature Chris Close

Chris hails from St. Andrews; famed for its golf, university, biting winds and historical connections to the early days of photography where Hill and Adamson took many of their pioneering images. He studied in London and returned north, first to Glasgow then Edinburgh setting up as a commercial photographer in the mid 90’s and working from his studios in London and Edinburgh for a variety of blue chip companies. Chris’ work has taken him from the Seychelles to Greenland, North and South America, Asia, the Middle East and Continental Europe. He began shooting landscapes enjoying the freedom of large spaces but soon moved to portraiture and in 2009 took the idea of a ‘live’ portrait exhibition to the Edinburgh International Book Festival. He was a former Scottish chairman of the Association of Photographers and is one of the founding members of Retina – Scotland’s annual Festival of Photography. His book of Portraits of Authors, Between the Lines will be published in July 2015. Check out some of his photographs.