Cressida Cowell is best known for her How To Be A Dragon series, aimed at 8-11-year-olds, but The Story Of Tantrum O'Furrily is a picture book, suitable for younger readers and bedtime stories.
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Kirk Wallace Johnson is widely published in US newspapers and has one previous book to his name, about his work as founder of The List Project, aiming to get Iraqis resettled in the US.
When Yorkshire-born David Peace returned to his home county after 17 years of living in Tokyo, he did not hang around for long.
The Rosie Project author Graeme Simsion has teamed up with his wife, Anne Buist, for this charming novel about two very different people who keep bumping into each other on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail.
What a compelling exercise in storytelling.
Teenage schoolgirl Alice Franklin's life is turned upside down after a rumour she had sex with two boys at a party spreads round the small town.
Whether it’s hard-hitting crime novels, action-packed adventures or heart-soaring romances, Scotland further cemented its place in the literary history books in 2004 when Edinburgh was named the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature.
This is the second instalment of the novelist and playwright's 'living autobiography'.
Dear Mrs Bird follows Emmeline 'Emmy' Lake who dreams of being a 'Lady War Correspondent' but stumbles into a job answering problem page letters for an eccentric boss at a women's magazine in Blitz-besieged London.
This is Shukla's third novel, but he is probably best known for his social commentary. He writes a column for The Guardian and edited The Good Immigrant - a 2016 collection of essays by people of colour about life in Britain.
Although so much of Kit de Waal's second novel is different from her acclaimed debut My Name Is Leon, her focus on the lives of working class people and her ability to paint characters in minute detail through the eyes of her main character, remains.
This debut novel from Sophie Cameron is a wonderful, magical tale set against the backdrop of the bustling throng that is the Edinburgh Festival.
It is fitting that this warts-and-all expose of life inside the courtroom - written by an anonymous author - is lacking an identity.
The Long Forgotten follows call centre worker Dove as he starts to remember someone else's memories.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned and when it's a woman as unhinged as Juliette in Karen Hamilton's debut novel, you know you're in for a drama-filled ride.
Tangerine is projected to be the literary sensation of 2018 and its author Christine Mangan has already sold the rights to be made into a feature film starring Scarlett Johansson.
Children Of Blood And Bone immerses you in a fantasy world of magic and myth, where good and evil battle it out in an adventure of epic proportions.
Tim Marshall takes us on a historic and contemporary tour of the world's separated spaces, showing that Donald Trump is far from the first leader to attempt to shut out things they're scared of.
The eponymous teenage heroine of Mick Kitson's debut novel, who is on the run from the drab, chaotic lives of her alcoholic mother and her 'Maw's' drug-dealing partner, steps into another world in Scotland's last wilderness.
In her second novel, Chloe Benjamin weaves an ambitious family saga that spans several decades.
Women leading lives of quiet, and not-so-quiet, desperation are at the heart of Leni Zumas' dystopian novel Red Clocks.
Women's bodies: much objectified, little understood.
Children's fiction has often addressed difficult living situations, using death or war as a backdrop to propel young protagonists into adventure.
An Aberdeen man has written his first book – after finding inspiration on a quiet evening in front of the television.
Melba Escobar writes for newspapers in Colombia and his is her first book to be published in English.
Asymmetry is Halliday's debut novel and is structured in two seemingly unconnected novellas, followed by a shorter interview which points to the link between them.
What a nervy burden it is to review a novel by a famed literary critic.
The follow up to 2016's Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls, volume 2 is just as brilliantly put together.
Adele Parks is widely successful - she's sold over 3million copies of her books - but The Image of You doesn't quite pack the right punch.
Schoolteacher Amanda Berriman's debut novel Home is a sensitive and thought-provoking novel about a section of society that's so easily overlooked.
On an Idaho mountain a man broods - he is the author's father, and, out of a poisonous brew of Aryan nation propaganda, fundamentalism, inadequate schooling and mental illness, he concocts a belief system that leads him to isolate his family from the fallen world of fake prophets and socialised medicine.
When the richest man in Oakham – a vividly imagined, late 15th-century Somerset village – is swept away and lost in the river one Shrovetide morning, it falls to bucolic priest John Reve to investigate his disappearance.