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Here’s some excellent news- The paperback of Polly Clark’s superb novel Larchfield is Waterstones Scottish Book of the Month.
Congratualtions to Emily MacKenzie who launched her latest book, Eric Makes a Splash at Blackwell Bookshop Edinburgh, South Bridge yesterday!
ACQUISITION ANNOUNCEMENT : In her first acquisition since joining Sceptre, Editorial Director Juliet Brooke has bought world rights from Jenny Brown to THREADS OF LIFE by Clare Hunter.   
THREADS OF LIFE is a history of sewing and embroidery through the stories of the men and women who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, from the political storytelling of the Bayeux Tapestrys anonymous nuns, to the samplers of WW1 soldiers and the banner-makers of Greenham Common.   Sceptre publish in Spring 2019.   Clare Hunter is a Scottish-based writer who has sewn since she was a child.  She is the banner consultant for Processions, a mass participation artwork of marches on 10 June 2018 to commemorate the centenary of womens suffrage.


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Wow! Sounds fascinating and events could be really unusual and unique. 😊

Wow..absolutely delighted for Clare. She's so passionate about this project and rightly so!

We are celebrating #BurnsNight by enjoying the work of a different poet - the poetry of Kathleen Jamie from her wonderful collection, The Bonniest Companie. We hope you enjoy this poem, The Piper, over a wee dram! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🥃
Celebrating 50 years as a published writer, Alanna Knight launched her 77th book last night MURDER LIES WAITING (Allison & Busby) at Blackwells Edinburgh.  Fellow writers including Lin Anderson, Alex Gray and Ian Rankin joined the celebrations.

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My novel, The Valley at the Centre of the World, will be published by @canongatebooks on May 3rd. I am quite excited about this. You can find out more about the book here, including all the nice things people have said about it:

Thursday Teaser
@JennyBrownBooks in conversation with Esha Chatterjee

#dwl #digitalwriterslab #thursdayteaser #literaryagent #publisher #bookreviewer #publishinghouse #beebooks #critic #moderator #bookpublishing

@BCScotland @LitBritish

@JennyBrownBooks Dear Jenny Brown, please could you RT this new review by Joanna Lumley OBE, of my self-published semi-autobiography ‘The List’? Thank you. M

Look, stranger! (As #Auden would say) First lovely copies of #Larchfield signed at wonderful @BlackwellEdin Thank you 💙💙🎉🖊🖊 @QuercusBooks @riverrunbooks

Absolutely thrilled to announce that @Waterstones #ScottishBookMonth is #Larchfield by @MsPollyClark! Lyrical, mesmerising, it is a beautiful read and I cannot recommend it highly enough ❤️🧡💛

'From the black soil of Iceland to a harem in Algiers – this historical tale of slavery echoes the current refugee crisis' #SealwomansGift

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