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Scotland – One for the weekend

£15.00

Heading off for a long weekend? Need a dinner party gift with a more personal touch? Or a thoughtful birthday present for someone that has a connection with a particular destination? Our One for the Weekend option is just the ticket. All our books are delivered in a rather lovely navy cotton gift bag with one of our bookmarks. So no need to gift wrap if it’s a present, and great for offering your book a little protection if you’re popping it in a suitcase, carry-on or beach bag.

Scotland Book 1

Orkney Islands. 1941. 500 Italian prisoners of war arrive to fortify the wild and desolate islands. Orphaned sisters Dorothy and Constance volunteer to nurse the wounded. While beautiful, damaged Constance remains wary of the men, Dot finds herself drawn to a young man broken by the horrors or battle and on the wrong side of the war. When a tragic mistake from Con’s past return to haunt them, Dot must make a choice. Protect her sister no matter what, or protect the man who has captured her heart.

2 in stock

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Scotland Book 2

Outer Hebrides, 2010. Following the death of her last living relative Hetty leaves her strained relationship and London for her ancestral home in Scotland, now in ruins. As she dives headlong into the repairs she discovers a shocking secret protected by the house for a hundred years.

 

2 in stock

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Scotland Book 3

Scottish Highlands. Thriller. Old friends gather for New Year in a remote lodge. Events take a sinister turn when a body is found and everyone becomes a suspect. Not an accident.  Murder among friends.

1 in stock

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Scotland Book 4
Scottish Highlands. Lauren and her father live in a small remote village surrounded by a forest. When a woman stumbles on to the road one Halloween, her father drives her back to their house. In the morning she is gone. Lauren looks for answers in her tarot cards hoping she might be able to read her father’s turbulent mind. Neighbours know more than they let on but when a local teenager goes missing it’s no longer clear who she can trust.

2 in stock

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Scotland Book 5

Scottish Highlands. It is the summer solstice, but in a faded cabin park, the rain is unrelenting. 12 people on holiday with their families look on as the skies remain resolutely grey. A woman goes running up the Ben as though fleeing; a teenage boy chances the dark waters of the loch in his kayak; a retired couple head out despite the downpour, driving too fast on familiar bends. But there are newcomers too, and one particular mother and daughter, with the wrong clothes and the wrong manners start to draw attention Who are they? Where are they from? Should they be here at all? As darkness fall, something is unravelling…

2 in stock

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Scotland Book 6

Glasgow. 17 year old Lenni knows only too well that life is short. Living in hospital, she’s about to discover that it not only what you do with your life that counts, it’s who you share it with. Lenni joins art class where she bumps into fellow patient Margot, a rebel-hearted 83 year old. Their bond is instant and soon they realise that together they have lived an astonishing 100 years. To celebrate they begin to paint their stories – of growing old and staying young, of giving joy and receiving kindness, of losing and finding the person that is everything.

3 in stock

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Scotland Book 7
Glasgow. Crime fiction set in the late 1970s. Investigative journalism, newsrooms, prejudice and unrest.

2 in stock

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Scotland Book 8
1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes has always expected more from life. She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought and paid for outright. But she is abandoned by her philandering husband and soon she and her three children find themselves trapped in a decimated mining town. As she descends deeper into drink, the children try to save her, yet one by one they must abandon her to save themselves. It is her son Shuggie who holds out hope the longest.

2 in stock

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Scotland Book 9

Edinburgh. Historical fiction. Craiglockhart War Hospital, 1917, where an army psychiatrist is treating shell-shocked soldiers. Under his care are the poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, as well as mute Billy Prior who is only able to communicate with pencil and paper. His job is to make the men healthy enough to fight again. Yet the closer he gets to mending their minds the harder the decisions to send them back to the horrors of the front.

2 in stock

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Scotland Book 10
Edinburgh. 1822. Two women from very different backgrounds become close friends through their association with the Botanic Gardens. But it seems that one of them is hiding her true identity and the real nature of her interest in the gardens. It is a secret that is hard to keep and will have grave consequences for their friendship.  And she is not the only one hiding the truth. A skilful mix of real historical events and characters and fiction.

2 in stock

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Scotland Book 11
Outer Hebrides, London and Colchester. A story that spans almost 35 years. A young girl falls pregnant and is banished to the remote wildness of the Isle of Harris. Almost 20 years later a young man leaves the island for London in search of adventure and excitement. Two decades later, an otherwise contented cafe manager in Essex starts to wonder about her family history and begins to uncover the shocking truth.

1 in stock

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Scotland Book 12
Outer Hebrides - Isle of Lewis. A multi-generational story of a family in a crofting community through a century that brings war and huge societal change. Each with a different story and making their own way, yet always connected by the place they call home, balancing tradition and family with their own changing needs. Difficult choices, separation, love, loss and reunion.

1 in stock

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Scotland Book 13
Outer Hebrides - Uist, 1979. Following the the sudden, unexplained death of a diplomat, his wife and children leave their diplomatic posting in Germany and seek refuge in the Outer Hebrides. Against a backdrop of the Cold War, his wife refuses to countenance the doubts being cast about her husband and, struggling to deal with her grief slowly starts to try and make sense of events. Meanwhile her three children form their own versions of the truth. And all the while, the island is on the watch for a grizzly bear that is roaming the island that summer.

2 in stock

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Scotland Book 14
Isle of Skye. Historical fiction. 1857 and the Highland Clearances have devastated the community, leaving the crofters in poverty and living in fear. Fleeing London and seeking refuge in the place she visited as a child, Audrey arrives to help collect and preserve the folk tales and stories of the island. As a stranger, she is treated with suspicion and the crofters will not share their stories. One day she makes the shocking discovery of a body on the beach and begins to uncover and connect other unexplained events.

2 in stock

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