TOM RUSSELL gives us a behind the scenes look at his life in rock and radio. He uncovered some of the great rock bands to come out of Scotland and has interviewed and spent time with some of the absolute legends: Robert Plant, Ozzy, ACDC, Genesis, Judas Priest, ZZ Top, Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Rush, Motley Crue, Journey, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Black Stone Cherry, Alterbridge and many many more.
IAN MILLER is one of the most well-kent faces in the West of Scotland.
A man of the cloth. An entertainer. A man who welcomed all denominations, anytime. A man who has married, christened and buried the great the good and the lowly with equal gravitas and humanity.
Habbie to Jeely-Eater is one of the most engaging and heartwarming autobiographies I have ever read.
Bill Heaney’s new book, All Our Yesterdays, deals with the Lennox, the old red rose county of Dunbartonshire, which included Dumbarton, Vale of Leven, Helensburgh and Loch Lomondside. It’s a fabulous read for people who want to take time out to reminisce about the past,
A wonderful collection of drawings and paintings by renowned artist Eric Coolen (winner of the Haarlem Achievement Award and the Holland Art and Culture Award De Olifant) which celebrate his love of Haarlem and Glasgow. In this - the first of Eric Coolen’s Cityscape books, Eric compares major sites in this unique cross-cultural book.
'A few years ago Cathy sent me a poem called "Dancing in Heaven Tonight": I asked her if I could use it. She agreed and I have used it at countless funerals. I never do so without someone coming afterwards and saying, " Can I have a copy?" It's a poignant poem that touches the heart and yet at the same time brings comfort and solace. I will be first in the queue to buy this long overdue book. I am glad that yet another talented 'Jeely-Eater' has been outed'. REV IAN MILLER
Katharine in an enigma - her life is a story - with ingredients in it that any novelist would envy. Starting from less than nothing in a miserable home environment caught between an unsympathetic mother and a kindly but disturbed father, with a sister who was kept apart, she somehow got herelf educated to university level, found employment as an editor with responsibilities, married a good man, and between them supported many excellent causes. John Cairney
A young pharmaceutical executive unwittingly discovers one of the most powerful drugs of all time. Far from perfect, he is forced to face up to his failings. A bloody scar is torn over Europe and North Africa as Matt Malcolm tries to save his family and unlock the ancient, biblical secret of immortality. Can he find the last remaining source of the EDEN SEED before it's too late?
Book 2 in The Peck Chronicles. First book is Talisman. Third book is Tyrant. The Hedra wizard Dendralon sees the impending destruction of Denthan as an opportunity to increase his power. James Peck is intent on stopping him. He needs to journey to the Eden Tree, deep in the Forest of Eldane.
A story of determination, courage and family. James Peck stands alone on a hillside, staring at a massive, three-toed footprint...and the crushed animal within it. He can t help wondering if there is a link between the print and the recent unexplained disappearance of his father. Within hours James meets Mendel, a wizard from another world - Denthan - who is trapped in a body that is not his own.
Book 3 in The Peck Chronicles. Is preceded by Talisman and Citadel. The odds are stacked heavily against James Peck and the wizard-goldfish Mendel. One year on from their extraordinary Denthan adventure, the zany villagers of Drumfintley find themselves the last line of defence against an invasion of Earth
All the Alexander Tait books are available through Watersones or Amazon just now.
New Poetry - From Neetah
Katherine Liston's - In My Own Words, and Billy Scobie's Song of the River
Two collections from local poets that show the diversity of creativity in the Vale of Leven and Lomondside.
We also have Cathy Robertson's - There's Jobs for Poets in the Vale
You can also buy the music CDs that go with the books along with instruction videos at www.fitstars.co.uk
Angling Lomond and its Rivers - Due Easter 2019
This book is a narrative of game fishing in Scotland’s world
famous loch and it associated rivers Leven, Endrick and Fruin.
The author has fished these waters for forty years and
considers this to have been one of his life’s great privileges.
The book gives insight to the lochs remarkable angling history for the last century,
Can Sunny Wilson solve the mystery of his unlikely survival? The us and them of Theresa Breslin s Divided City; the jeopardy of Frank Cottrell Boyce s Millions. Luck seems to be on young Sunny Wilson s side when he survives a major road accident. But was he meant to walk away? Sunny is convinced someone has it in for him a sense strengthened when an attempt is seemingly made to abduct him from hospital. Once out, Sunny is faced with his town s ongoing sectarian divisions.