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Please recommend me a good Scotland book.

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Silvertap Sat 26-May-18 05:58:10

On our way north for the week and some long evenings getting children to sleep in the caravan await.

I've read and loved Outlander. Tried lymond but can't get into it. Love a historical novel or a saga but not keen on thrillers.

Please recommend me something!

Downeyhouse Sat 26-May-18 05:59:25

September by Rosamunde Pilcher is a Scottish feel good book.

Silvertap Sat 26-May-18 06:01:51


thesoo Sat 26-May-18 08:52:50

I loved this beautiful book, set in

tripfiction Sat 26-May-18 18:27:58

Historical novels around Scotland....

To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolfe (Skye)

Gillespie and I, Jane Harris (Glasgow)

Secrets of the Sea House, Elizabeth Gifford (Harris)

Highland Storms, Christina Courtenay (Rosyth)

Island of Wings, Karin Altenberg (St Kilda)

Hope you find something you like....

Frouby Sat 26-May-18 18:29:53

Not historical but loved the Shetand series by Anne Cleeves.

TamiTayorismyparentingguru Sat 26-May-18 18:37:43

Turn of the Tide, and the sequel A House Divided by Margaret Skea. Set during the 16thC in Ayrshire - local writer but absolutely brilliant books - don’t be put off by the fact the author isn’t a big name. She has won a ton of awards and the books are brilliant.

CoolCarrie Sat 26-May-18 23:46:23

Witch Light is brilliant

marilynmonroe Sun 27-May-18 20:24:26

Any books by liiian beckwith. Written in the 50's andcare hilarious. Start with hill is lonely.

Piggywaspushed Mon 28-May-18 08:14:41

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie . Also very short which is good!

OllyBJolly Mon 28-May-18 08:48:53

I found His Bloody Project absolutely riveting. Just the thing for caravan reading!

CoolCarrie Wed 30-May-18 16:18:45

Definitely Lillian Beckwith, her books are so funny, She goes to the Isle of Eigg, although she changes the name in the books, and rents a croft there. She also wrote a book called About My Father’s Business about her younger life in her father’s shop.

bookbook Wed 30-May-18 16:23:21

Kingdom of Shadows by Barbara Erskine -

ChristmasFluff Wed 30-May-18 17:01:08

Mary Queen of Scotland and The Isles by Margaret George.

Lessstressedhemum Thu 31-May-18 10:08:12

Janet Paisley writes brilliant books.

SoddingUnicorns Thu 31-May-18 10:10:53

Peter May’s trilogy set on Lewis are great.

Also, Quintin Jardine’s Skinner series (there are 26 I think now) set in Edinburgh and across Scotland.

Both cop books but not thrillers.

lastqueenofscotland Fri 01-Jun-18 13:15:08

What about Irvine Welsh?

LeaningtotheJackofHearts Sat 02-Jun-18 21:48:22

I second His Bloody Project. Also the Crow Road if you've not read it, and Stonemouth.

anonymice Tue 12-Jun-18 10:04:53

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justifed Sinner by James Hogg.

Taytotots Wed 13-Jun-18 01:55:07

The Crow Road Iain Banks as jackof hearts says. A great family story if not quite a saga.

I like the Isabel Dalhousie series by Alexander McCall Smith too if you fancy something lightish.

isthissummer Wed 13-Jun-18 02:09:05

Eleanor Oilphant is completely fine

Stopyourhavering64 Wed 13-Jun-18 02:21:49

44 Scotland St series by Alexander McCall Smith....set in Edinburgh
There's 11 books in the series, very easy to read

iismum Wed 13-Jun-18 02:49:39

I love Flight of the Heron by DK Broster - romantic adventure story set during the '45 Jacobite uprising. The action takes place all over Scotland, so may well tie in to places you're visiting.

dirtyprettything Thu 14-Jun-18 14:14:15

AL Kennedy, particularly Night Geometry and the Garscadden Trains

George Mackay Brown

IndigoApple Fri 15-Jun-18 21:06:23

The Outrun by Amy Liptrot

Several Maggie O'Farrell books are set in Edinburgh

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