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Scots Bairns Book o the Year: The Glasgow Gruffalo’s Wean

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Scots Bairns Book o the Year: The Glasgow Gruffalo’s Wean

Fantastic news! We are incredibly excited to share that The Glasgow Gruffalo’s Wean by Elaine C. Smith has won the Scots Bairns Book o the Year at the Scots Language Awards 2021 😃  Huge congratulations to Elaine C. Smith for her amazing translation of Julia Donaldson’s much-loved book, brilliantly illustrated by Axel Scheffler. You can listen to Elaine C. Smith’s lovely acceptance speech here:    Read The Courier's article here.  Read the Scots Language announcement here.  Visit Itchy Coo's website here.    The Glasgow Gruffalo's Wean was published on 27 May 2021. You can order your copy now, by clicking here. 

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The Hebridean Baker

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The Hebridean Baker

In The Hebridean Baker, Coinneach shares both his fabulous recipes and fascinating stories of island life, offering a true taste of Scotland’s wild and windswept Outer Hebrides. Focusing on small bakes that use a simple set of ingredients, these recipes will unleash your inner Scottish baker – it’s all about rustic, home baking and old family favourites because, as the Hebridean Baker says, ‘Homemade is Always Best’. From Croft Loaf to Cranachan Chocolate Bombs, Oaty Apricot Cookies to Heilan’ Coo Cupcakes, and from Granny Annag’s Christmas Cake to Aunt Bellag’s Duff, there’s something here to put a smile on everyone’s face. And...

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Double Cover Reveal!

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Double Cover Reveal!

These two stunning books are now available to pre-order! You'll find the links at the bottom of the page. The Art of Wild Swimming: Scotland and The Art of Wild Swimming: England & Wales will be published in October 2021. Pre-order now, and your copy will be signed by the authors, Anna Deacon and Vicky Allan.  Anna Deacon says: "the wild swim community hive mind is brought together to create the books we wish we'd had when we started swimming. Sharing knowledge about over 100 locations, how to be a responsible wild swimmer, access, bio-security & the best snacks!" Pre-order The Art of Wild Swimming:...

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Becoming Mila Digital Launch – Estelle Maskame in conversation with Emma Frew

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Becoming Mila Digital Launch – Estelle Maskame in conversation with Emma Frew

Becoming Mila by Estelle Makame was published on 3 June via our Young Adult imprint, Ink Road. You can now watch the digital launch on Ink Road's youtube channel. Click the link here or watch the video below!  Click here to read more about Becoming Mila. 

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The Itchy Coo Book o Grimms' Fairy Tales in Scots

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The Itchy Coo Book o Grimms' Fairy Tales in Scots

Step into a magical world of beautiful princesses and handsome princes, wicked witches and good fairies. Here are ten of the best-loved fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, retold in a friendly, accessible way that's perfect for young children, and now in a beautiful new edition. Featuring glowing illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark, and translated from Saviour Pirotta's lively retellings, these classic fairy tales are now shared in Scots for the first time, translated by a host of well known Scottish writers. Featured Stories: The Sleepin Princess (Matthew Fitt); The Enchantit Gingebreid Hoose (Lari Don); The Magic Bear and the Bonnie Prince (Val McDermid); The Golden-Haired Lassie in...

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