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Finette the Red Setter

Finette the beautiful Red Setter takes centre stage in this illustration from our forthcoming book Mustard and Pepper. The story features the children and dogs of Sir Walter Scott and here Sophia, the eldest daughter is taking her turn to look for her little sister’s lost necklace. The artist William Gorman trained as an illustrator […]

Where's that squirrel going?

Mustard and Pepper

Well done lads says Walter. We’re on the home straight now with our next book Mustard and Pepper. We’re very excited about it as the illustrations by William Gorman are really wonderful and fit brilliantly with the charming story by Alasdair Hutton. The book is set in the Regency period and features the children and […]

New Illustration for Charlotte’s Woolly Yarn

New illustration for Charlotte’s Woolly Yarn Earlier this year we were (to be honest) surprised to discover that we had almost run out of copies of Charlotte’s Woolly Yarn, one of our first books written and illustrated by Shalla Gray. We know it’s one of our most popular titles but even so we were somewhat […]

Happy New Year

Jayne and Shalla want to wish everyone a very happy New Year! We’re really looking forward to 2019 with some wonderful books in the pipeline like Mustard and Pepper and The Strange Visitor! Thank you for all your support and keep following our journey – it’s a lot of fun. Happy 2019 from Jayne and […]

Merry Christmas OFFER

We have a great offer this Christmas as a thank you to all our customers (old and new). Just order any two books from our online shop and we’ll send you a copy of The Quite Big Rock for free! Order any four books and we’ll add a copy of The Quite Big Rock for […]

The Scottish Granny Reads our Scots Book

We were VERY excited when we realised that our wonderful winter book Nip Nebs by Susi Briggs and Ruthe Redden had been featured on The Scottish Granny Facebook page. Just click on The Scottish Granny to follow the link. The page first went viral when the expatriate Scot, now living in Australia, was filmed reading […]

Celebration Time – Our Wigtown Shop is Three!

  We can’t believe it’s three years since we took over the children’s bookshop in Wigtown! We’re pictured here with the very wonderful Fiona Murphy who had owned The Box of Frogs bookshop for fifteen years and been an important part of the growth of Scotland’s National Book Town. She was a very hard act […]

Twenty Years of Wigtown Book Town

  We’re all geared up for this year’s amazing Wigtown Book Festival. We’ve got more wonderful books in stock than we’ve every had before and we’re looking forward to meeting lots of lovely people over the next ten days. There are packed festival programmes for both children and adults, and we have two of our […]