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Curly Tale Books at Wigtown Book Festival 2019

Renita Boyle reads from Strange Visitor We’ve had a really wonderful time at this year’s Wigtown Book Festival with our authors and illustrators appearing across the ten days of the main programme and, in particular, the children’s Big Wig section. Shalla Gray was invited to read our Beltie titles and Charlotte’s Woolly Yarn (one as […]

Busy Week at Wigtown Book Festival and Big Wig Festival

Jayne with Big Wig We’re having a really busy time at this year’s annual Wigtown Book Festival which includes the Big Wig children’s festival. Jayne’s enjoying her five minutes of fame pictured here with the Big Wig mascot and the photo was featured on the BBC’s article about the festival. Shalla took part in a […]

Are you ready to meet the Strange Visitor?

The Strange Visitor We are very excited to announce the arrival of the Strange Visitor! Based on an old Scots tale this new version has been retold by storyteller Renita Boyle with amazing art work by illustrator Mike Abel. This is the second time this author and artist team have worked together, the first time […]

Great Feature on Curly Tale Author

We were excited to see a fabulous double page feature on Alasdair Hutton and the reasons why he wrote the story Mustard and Pepper in The Southern Reporter newspaper. Alasdair has had a very interesting career including being a journalist and broadcaster in Australia as well as in his native Scotland. He has been a […]

New Products featuring Mustard & Pepper

Coaster with mug We are very excited have in stock a really lovely china mug featuring some of the beautiful watercolour illustrations by William Gorman, created for the book Mustard & Pepper by Alasdair Hutton. The mugs were designed by Shalla Gray from William Gorman’s original painting, and created for us by Galloway Graphics based […]

Scots Awards

Scots Language Awards 2019 The first Scots Language Awards are being held this autumn and we would be thrilled if you wanted to nominate our wonderful book Nip Nebs by Susi Briggs and Ruthie Redden. There’s a section for books for bairns. We’re also excited that we are planning to bring out the next story […]

Mustard and Pepper

Mustard & Pepper Available Now!

Alasdair Hutton Reads from Mustard & Pepper Mustard and Pepper We are delighted to announce that our long awaited new book – Mustard & Pepper is now available to buy on our online shop. We are particularly proud to be the publisher of this new title that features the lovely work of artist William Gorman. […]

Local Author Launches New Book

Author Hazel Stevens will be at our Wigtown shop to launch her new book Poppy Is Lost in The Garden on Saturday 20th July at 11.30am. This is the second in Hazel’s series featuring Poppy, a rag doll named after her granddaughter, published by Black Wolf Editions. Hazel will be reading from the book and […]