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Welcome Big Bill the Beltie Bull

  Welcome Big Bill the Beltie Bull to Curly Tale Books! We collected the first copies of our new book Big Bill the Beltie Bull by Shalla Gray from the printers J and B Print in Newton Stewart today. We’re very excited about this little book which is full of delightful watercolour illustrations to accompany […]

Storytime at Newton Stewart Library

Shalla and Jayne from Curly Tale Books had a great time at Newton Stewart library helping children to celebrate book day. The event was part of Book Week Scotland, a celebration of books and writing organised by the Scottish Book Trust. Shalla read The Quite Big Rock, Charlotte’s Woolly Yarn and her new book Big […]

Big Bill the Beltie Bull

  We are delighted to introduce you to Big Bill the Beltie Bull. His story is currently at the printers, the wonderful J and B Print in Newton Stewart and we are looking forward to welcoming him to Curly Tale Books on the 1st of December. Big Bill is a new story, written and illustrated […]

Story Time

Curly Tale Books director and writer Jayne Baldwin will be reading three great books (and maybe The Quite Big Rock) at Wigtown Library on Friday 1st November. There will be two free sessions starting at 10.30am and again at 1.30pm.

Wigtown Book Festival

Curly Tale Books had a great time recently at Wigtown Book Festival. Jayne took part in the Booktown Bookshelf event along with several other local authors and story tellers. She gave the audience a sneak preview of Curly Tale Books latest title, Big Bill the Beltie Bull which we hope to have in shops before […]

Shalla’s a winner

Shalla recently won first prize in the photography section of the Wigtown and Bladnoch Horticultural Society Show with this wonderful study of her dad, (and author of The Quite Big Rock), Alan Grant. A well deserved win I think you’ll agree.

The Wheels on the Bus

Curly Tale Books will be on board the charabanc this weekend for a celebration of  Wigtownshire arts. Curly Tale’s Jayne Baldwin will be travelling along with other writers, artists, photographers and all kinds of creative types on board a bus that will travel around the area calling at Whithorn, Stranraer and Wigtown. She will be […]

Meet Curly Tale Books!

We’ve been invited to read and present our books at a number of great events this autumn. We’d love to meet you so why not come along? Wigtown Book Festival: Children’s Marquee: Friday 4th October at 5pm. Jayne will be joining other local writers at the Booktown bookshelf event. Jayne will be giving a sneak preview […]

Great Limited Offer

Alan Grant and Shalla Gray have been invited to this year’s Wigtown Book Festival. To celebrate we’re offering a free personalised print of the cover picture of The Quite Big Rock with a name of your choice in Samson’s speech bubble. All you have to do is order a copy of  The Quite Big Rock […]


Cream O’Galloway Story Time

Shalla and Jayne (and Samson Seagull) were invited to the wonderful Cream O’Galloway Visitor Centre near Gatehouse of Fleet to read at their storytime session. It was a lovely day and the centre is set in very beautiful countryside, with views of the sea from the Cra’s Nest (if you’re not afraid to climb to […]