Tag Archives: scotland

Leading Scots Actor is Nip Nebs Fan.

When one of Scotland’s busiest actors is one of your fans then you know you must be doing something right! That’s the situation for children’s author Susi Briggs who has recently launched her new picture book featuring the character Nip Nebs so beautifully brought to life in the illustrations by artist Ruthie Redden Actor Gary […]

Nip Nebs and the Last Berry has been launched!

Illustrator Ruthie Redden at Moat Brae in Dumfries We are very excited at Curly Tale HQ to announce that Nip Nebs and the Last Berry is now available either on this website through our shop or from online and independent bookstores through the UK. The book had its first launch at the wonderful Moat Brae […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]