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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 […]

Curly Tale Books at Wigtown Book Festival

We’re delighted that two of our authors will be taking part in this year’s Wigtown Book Festival which runs from the 21st to the 30th September 2018. This year is particularly exciting as it’s the 20th birthday of the Wigtown becoming the Scotland’s National Book Town and the Book Festival. Susi Briggs will be bringing her […]

Counting Down to New Book Launch

We’re delighted that the new book from storyteller Sandy McKnight is about to go to the printer! Shalla has been busy creating the most wonderful pen and ink drawings to illustrate the book and her incredible pointillism technique means that they reflect hours of intensive work. But they’re worth it and the finished book will […]