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Charlie’s Promise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie’s Promise

Annemarie Allan

Would you break the rules or break your promise?

On the outskirts of Edinburgh, just before the outbreak of WW2, Charlie finds a starving German boy called Josef hiding in the woods near his home.

Josef can’t speak English and is desperately afraid, especially of anyone in uniform.
Charlie promises to help Josef find his Jewish relatives in the city.

It’s a journey that will force them to face their fears, testing their new-found friendship, and Charlie’s promise, to the limit.

‘Poignant, graceful, and relevant for today’
Alex Nye

Children’s Historical Fiction
Publication Date: 20th March 2017
ISBN: 978-1-911279-15-0
eISBN: 978-1-911279-16-7

 

Mary’s the Name

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Mary’s the Name

Ross Sayers

An eight-year-old girl and her granpa are on the run…

“When me and Granpa watched James Bond films, he told me not to be scared because people didn’t have guns like that in Scotland. That must’ve been why the robbers used hammers.”

Orphaned Mary lives with her granpa, but after he is mixed up in a robbery at the bookies where he works, they flee to the Isle of Skye. Gradually, Mary realises that her granpa is involved. And the robbers are coming after him–and their money.

Mary’s quirky outlook on life, loss, and her love of all things Elvis, will capture your heart. Full of witty Scots banter, Mary’s the Name will have you reaching for the hankies, first with laughter, then with tears.

Heart-warming and heart-breaking, this darkly comic debut is from a fresh voice set to become Scotland’s answer to Roddy Doyle.

Contemporary Fiction
Publication Date: 30th January 2017
Launch Event: 2nd February 2017
Pre-order from: 30th December 201
Paperback: 978-1-911279-11-2
E-book available on all platforms

The Revenge of Tirpitz

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The Revenge of Tirpitz

M. L. Sloan

TWO BOYS. TWO COUNTRIES. ONE MISSION.

Norway 1944

When Erik strikes up an unlikely friendship with German Radar operator, Hans, the pair soon become involved in a race against time to help destroy the Nazi warship, Tirpitz.

Will their secret mission succeed?

Shetland 2014

Finn’s great-grandfather receives a letter threatening the “revenge of Tirpitz”. They escape on a fishing boat, making the perilous journey to Norway, where they realise that facing up to the past puts their future in danger…

We know what you did.

We know where you are.

Tirpitz will have her revenge.

 

‘Spies, ships, and Nazi gold in a fast-paced and thrilling action-packed adventure across the generations. A fantastic tale of courage and determination in the face of evil.’

John K. Fulton

Author of The Wreck of the Argyll and The Beast on the Broch

Winner of the Great War Dundee Children’s Book Prize

 

Children’s Historical Fiction /Young Adult Historical Fiction

Publication Date: 24th August 2016
Pre-order from: 24th July 2016
Paperback: 978-1-911279-06-8
E-book available on all platforms

Fir for Luck

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Fir for Luck

Barbara Henderson

Would you be brave enough to fight back? 

When 12-year-old Janet’s village is under threat– she decides to take action.

It’s a split-second decision that could cost her everything: her home, her family – even her life.

Can Janet save her village from being wiped out? Or will her family and friends be forced from their homes to face an uncertain future?

Based on real life events, Fir for Luck is a tale of the brutal Highland Clearances, when land owners cared more about sheep than people.

‘Steeped in atmosphere, tension and the lyric cadences of the Highlands, Janet’s tale lights a fire of courage and hope in a shameful and tragic period of Scotland’s past. Henderson’s debut is brave and beautiful.’

Elizabeth Wein

Author of Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire

Children’s Historical Fiction
Publication Date: 21st September 2016
Pre-order from: 21st August 2016
Paperback: 978-1-911279-09-9
E-book available on all platforms

The Beast on the Broch

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The Beast on the Broch

John K. Fulton

A lonely girl. A wild beast. An unforgettable friendship.

12-year-old Talorca is a Pictish girl living in North-east Scotland in 799 AD.

When Gaelic-speaking Dalriadans arrive in her village, her world is turned upside down. Her only friend is the mythical Pictish Beast, who has been injured by the Dalriadans.

Talorca decides to take a stand against the intruders and hatches a plan to drive them out. But she can only do that with the help of the wild beast on the broch.

Cover illustration by Dawn Treacher

Children’s Historical Fiction
Publication Date: 9th September 2016
Pre-order from: 9th August 2016
Paperback: 978-1-911279-03-7
E-book available on all platforms

Buy Buy Baby

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Buy Buy Baby

Helen MacKinven

What price tag would you put on a baby?

Set in and around Glasgow, Buy Buy Baby is a moving and funny story of life, loss and longing.
Packed full of bitchy banter, it follows the bittersweet quest of two very different women united by the same desire – they desperately want a baby.
Carol talks to her dog, has an expensive eBay habit and relies on wine to forget she’s no longer a mum following the death of her young son.
Cheeky besom Julia is career-driven and appears to have it all. But after disastrous attempts at internet dating, she feels there is a baby-shaped hole in her life.
In steps Dan, a total charmer with a solution to their problems.
But only if they are willing to pay the price, on every level…

“Buy Buy Baby is energised by the biological clocks of its main characters, and deals with complex issues of grief, betrayal, abuse, ageing, donor anonymity and single parenthood.  A cracker of a read.” – Helen Fitzgerald

Contemporary Fiction
Publication Date: 7th July 2016
Pre-order from: 7th June 2016
Paperback: 978-1-911279-00-6
E-book available on all platforms