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Book review: Scotland the Best by Peter Irvine

One of the easiest to spot signs that a guide book is doing its job is that it survives into a 12th edition. That is the case with Scotland the Best, Peter Irvine’s fully revised guide to the finest features of the country.


Book review: When She Was Bad by Tammy Cohen

How well do you know your colleagues? You may have forged good friendships in the workplace, but this psychological thriller from Tammy Cohen will have you questioning everyone you know. What are they hiding? Who are they really?


Book review: The Birthday Crown by Davide Cali

To celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, the Royal Collection Trust has published a new children's book, written by Davide Cali, the well-known author of books for children and young adults and illustrated with highly original collage illustrations by Kate Slater.


Book review: Chasing The Stars by Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman, former children's laureate, wrote what is undeniably one of the best Young Adult fiction series of all time. It's a travesty that Noughts And Crosses hasn't yet been made into a big-budget film franchise - but then, movie producers are damningly hesitant when it comes to stories that tackle race, power and segregation.


Book review: Different Class by Joanne Harris

Chocolat author Joanne Harris' latest book is a sequel to her 2005 psychological thriller Gentlemen & Players, set in the same Yorkshire boys grammar school, St Oswald's, a year after that novel was set.


Book review: The Obsession by Nora Roberts

Bestseller Nora Roberts returns with a new thriller. Naomi Carson will be 12 in two days time. During one humid night, the youngster follows her father, convinced he is planning her present.


Book review: Our Crazy World by Jim Hewitson

Did you know Queen Mary had a strong German accent? I didn’t, and neither apparently did the throng of Clydesiders who turned up to see her launch the Cunard liner named after her in 1934 and were somewhat surprised to hear her speak.


Book review: The Blade Artist by Irvine Welsh

For fans of Irvine Welsh's fiction, Frank Begbie is a terrifying proposition. Remorseless, humourless and prone to flurries of extreme violence, he is feared (and secretly ridiculed) by his friends and foes. But in his this outing, Welsh shows his hardman character in a new light.