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Venetian Lives

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La Serenissima, Venice, the most beautiful city in the world, is visited every year by many thousands of tourists; too many, it's often said. But few tourists ever see beyond the Grand Canal, the Rialto and the sights around... See More

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The Island of Whispers

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RICHARD ADAMS meets GEORGE ORWELL in this story of a colony of rats living on an island under the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge. Ruled over by an Inner Circle of evil fat rats, and in fear for their lives, a group of lowly... See More

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Biographies & Memoirs

The Rebel's Daughter

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Helena Mary Bella Lane was born into the fledgling Irish Free State, a country that was recovering from the ravages of its recent War of Independence against Britain and its more recent and even bloodier Civil War; a country... See More

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The Percentages Men

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THE PERCENTAGES MEN chronicles the rise and fall of a fictional market research agency based in the good City of Glasgow. Its central characters include a trio of the agency's directors. One is an alternately charming and... See More

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The Burrymen War

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No-one knows for sure when or why the Burryman ceremony in South Queensferry began, although many say it celebrates the granting to the town of Royal Burgh status by James VI in 1588. Whatever its origins, the ceremony was... See More

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Monsieur Zola's Funny Valentine & Other Stories

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This is my seventh collection of short stories. The stories inside are as down-to-earth, punchy and poignant as in my earlier collections. As is also the case in the earlier collections, almost all the stories are based on... See More

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The Bookie's Runner

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(31 reviews)

Bob Dylan wrote the classic song "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and thereby unforgettably marked the passing of an otherwise insignificant character in the movie "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid". Brendan Gisby has written this... See More

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Lost Between the Bridges

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(1 review)

South Queensferry - the Ferry, it is called by those who live there - sits on the southern shore of the River Forth. The main part of the town nestles between the approaches to the road bridge across the river and that... See More

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The Olive Branch

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In 1975, at the height of the Cold War, Brendan Gisby was in his mid-twenties. Spurred on by a press report on "The warming of relations between the Republic of China and the USSR", he put his imagination and his prowess... See More

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The Preservation of The Olive Branch

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(9 reviews)

His novel was called "The Olive Branch". It was a sort of futuristic Cold War thriller. He had written it more than three decades ago when he was a young Turk, full of ambitions and principles and politics. But, like many a... See More

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Ping Time & Other Tales of Revenge

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"Revenge is the sweetest morsel to the mouth, that ever was cooked in hell." So wrote Sir Walter Scott in the seventh of his Waverley Novels, The Heart of Midlothian. Here in this collection, served straight from hell's... See More

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Ferry Tales

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(3 reviews)

South Queensferry - the Ferry, it is called by those who live there - sits on the southern shore of the River Forth. The main part of the town nestles between the approaches to the road bridge across the river and that... See More

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Being Scots: Short Stories from McStorytellers

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McStorytellers is a website (http://www.mcstorytellers.com) dedicated to showcasing the work of Scottish-connected short story writers. By August 2013, almost three years after our inception, we had published for free in... See More

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The Five Sons of Charlie Gisby: A Family Saga

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(5 reviews)

In the third week of June 1859, Charles George Gisby was coaxed, squalling, into this world in the prosperous Victorian seaside resort of Margate. But young Charlie was not born into that prosperity. His birthplace was a... See More

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This Time It's Personal

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(1 review)

This is my sixth collection of short stories. Virtually all the stories in those earlier collections are true, describing incidents from my life, memories that have stayed with me . This latest collection is no different. It... See More

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The McCollection

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In October 2010, we launched McStorytellers, a website dedicated to showcasing the work of Scottish-connected short story writers. A year later, our little site provides free access to close to 200 stories by three dozen... See More

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