James Robertson is one of Scotland’s finest novelists with a deep understanding of our cultural history. His novel, “The Testament of Gideon Mack” tells of a Kirk minister’s encounter with the Devil, a theme previously explored by James Hogg and John Buchan.
Robert Harris is well known as the author of a number of worldwide bestsellers including Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium and The Ghost. His work has been translated into thirty-three languages.
Almost entirely unknown as a writer, deservedly so Nationalists may say, because publication dates of his kiss and tell stories of what went on and wrong in Scotland’s future in the 2020s, and given he writes under a nom de plume, The Professor.
All three Jacobite Risings failed, yet Scots retain a tenderness for the exiled Stuarts and the Jacobites may be said to have triumphed in song and fiction. Just what is the enduring attraction of Jacobitism?
Having experienced war first hand in Vietnam, Robert Low chose to write about the subject from the safety of Scotland. A craving for action and an obsession with ancient warfare brought him to riding, archery and re-enactment, with a Viking group.
In this centenary year of the War to end All Wars, a panel of distinguished novelists and historians takes a look at how the war has been portrayed in fiction, from Sassoon and Barbusse to Pat Barker and Sebastian Faulks.
The inspiration for Robyn’s new bestselling trilogy, which began in 2010 with INSURRECTION and continued in 2012 with RENEGADE, was the life of Robert Bruce. The third novel, KINGDOM, will be published in 2014 in the month of the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.
In the summer of 1913, the world seems full of possibility for four very different young men. Jean-Baptiste dreams of the day he’ll leave Picardy. Hard-working Frank has come to London to take up an apprenticeship in Regent Street.
Georgian England, mid-18th century. As a foundling the young Em Smith is brought to the Cheshire country home of the ambitious Waterland family, where she serves as a companion to their daughter Eliza.
John Buchan said that the Border Ballads were one of Scotland’s four great contributions to world literature. Andrew Greig has taken one of the best-loved balalds, Fair Helen of Kirkconnell, and made a riveting dramatic and political novel of it.
Olivia Lomenech Gill is an artist and printmaker who lives and works in north Northumberland. Working with a variety of techniques, her work explores a wide range of narrative ideas ranging from the historical to the contemporary, documentary and fairy tale.