Incredible Stories From Past to Present

LOST LEGENDS OF SCOTTISH FOOTBALL

THE GHOSTS OF CATHKIN PARK
The summer of 1967 was Scottish football’s finest hour, with one exception. Third Lanark Athletic Club, one of the country’s oldest, most successful football teams, and to date one of only four teams to defeat both Rangers and Celtic in the Scottish Cup Final, played its final game.

With archival research, interviews with the key surviving players in the Third Lanark squad from that final season, as well as opposition players and other relevant figures from the era, Michael McEwan brings this forgotten tale to life.

‘What a gem of a book. Richly researched, with interviews and anecdotes, this is a must-read for anyone who loves Scottish football’ 
Graham Spiers

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Until October 1st we are offering 20% off on a collection of some of the most incredible stories from people who overcame the greatest odds. From the remarkable rise of Lottie Dod, the world’s first female sports superstar in Little Wonder, to Jim Swire’s search for justice in The Lockerbie Bombing, to the audacious plot to kill one of the most powerful figures of the Nazi regime in The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, these accounts will amaze and inspire.

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THE SBOOKS PODCAST IS BACK
Denzil Meyrick and Douglas Skelton are back in the podcast saddle again for the first of a new season – and with a truly special guest.

Bestselling author Ian Rankin took time out of his busy schedule to chat to the hosts about his work and in particular The Dark Remains, the new Laidlaw book begun by William McIlvanney and completed by him. They also discuss Denzil’s new release, stand-alone gangland thriller Terms of Restitution, and the third novel in Douglas’s Rebecca Connolly series, A Rattle of Bones.

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THE CENTENARY BOOK GROUP
On Monday September 20th, Linden Bicket and Kirsteen McCue will be discussing the new edition of An Orkney Tapestry with the George Mackay Brown Centenary Bookgroup.

The work explores ideas and themes that emerge in his early poems and journalism – and are developed and refined in his later work. It is a celebration of place and people – and it asks troubled questions of the future.

This event is hosted by the GMB Fellowship and Orkney Library & Archive. To submit questions and request a link to join the Zoom discussion, please email gmbfellows@gmail.com

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MAPPING THE NATION AND THE WORLD
We’re delighted to announce this week that three of our bestselling mapping titles – Glasgow: Mapping the City, Scotland: Mapping the Nation and Manchester: Mapping the City – are now back in stock due to popular demand. These magnificent hardback books will make a perfect coffee table gift for the history buff, packed with fascinating insights and gorgeous full colour illustrations.

‘Some books are simply so magnificent in their scope and execution you know they are destined to become classics from the moment you open the cover and begin to turn the pages. “Scotland: Mapping the Nation” is one of those books’
Undiscovered Scotland on Scotland: Mapping the Nation

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