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 […]

Author Gives Green Light

We’re delighted that the author Alasdair Hutton and the illustrator William Gorman have given the green light to the final proof of Mustard and Pepper. So today, after working on the layout, Shalla Gray has sent the file to the printer. We use a Scottish printer (in fact one based in the next town, J […]

Finette

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 […]