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The Best Scottish Fiction Of All-Time

January 10, 2018

“What are the best Scottish Fiction Books Of All-Time?” We looked at 491 of the top books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 35 books, all appearing on 4 or more “Best Scottish Fiction” book lists, are ranked by how many times they appear. The remaining 450+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 35 Best Fiction Books From Scotland



35 .) Docherty by William McIlvanney

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books In Scotland
  • Library Thing
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • The List 2

Newborn Conn Docherty, raw as a fresh wound, lies between his parents in their tenement room, with no birthright but a life’s labour in the pits of his small town. But the world is changing, and, lying next to him, Conn’s father Tam has decided that his son’s life will be different from his own.

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34 .) Electric Brae by Andrew Greig

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books In Scotland
  • Library Thing
  • The List 2
  • The Culture Trip

At the centre of Electric Brae is the crumbling sea-stack of the Old Man of Hoy and the consuming relationship between a young artist, Kim, coldly passionate, talented, secretive, and Jimmy, a North Sea roughneck, engineer and climber. Acclaimed on publication for marking a brave new direction in the course of Scottish fiction, Electric Brae is a story of love and loss, loyalty and betrayal, and fathers and children.

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33 .) Grace Notes by Bernard MacLaverty

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books In Scotland
  • Library Thing
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • The List 2

The award-winning Grace Notes is a compact and altogether masterful portrait of a woman composer and the complex interplay between her life and her art. With superb artistry and startling intimacy, it brings us into the life of Catherine McKenna ― estranged daughter, vexed lover, new mother, and musician making her mark in a male-dominated field. It is a book that the Virginia Woolf of A Room of One’s Own would instantly understand.

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32 .) Joseph Knight by James Robertson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Library Thing
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • The List 2

Exiled to Jamaica after the Battle of Culloden in 1746, Sir John Wedderburn made a fortune, alongside his three brothers, as a faux surgeon and sugar planter. In the 1770s, he returned to Scotland to marry and re-establish the family name. He brought with him Joseph Knight, a black slave and a token of his years in the Caribbean.Now, in 1802, Sir John Wedderburn is settling his estate, and has hired a solicitor’s agent, Archibald Jamieson, to search for his former slave. The past has haunted Wedderburn ever since Culloden, and ever since he last saw Knight, in court twenty-four years ago, in a case that went to the heart of Scottish society, pitting master against slave, white against black, and rich against poor.

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31 .) Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Scotsman
  • A Mother Far From Home
  • The Culture Trip
  • Goodreads

The young orphan David Balfour is sent to live with his Uncle Ebenezer. When he discovers that he may be the rightful heir to his uncle’s estate, he finds himself kidnapped and cast away on a desert isle. A historical adventure novel originally intended for a young-adult audience, “Kidnapped” deals with true historical events relating to the Jacobite Rising, and has won the admiration of an adult audience.

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30 .) Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin

Lists It Appears On:

  • Rick Steves
  • The Guardian
  • The Scotsman
  • Goodreads

Inspector John Rebus: His city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders…and he’s tied to a maniac by an invisible knot of blood. Once John Rebus served in Britain’s elite SAS. Now he’s an Edinburgh cop who hides from his memories, misses promotions and ignores a series of crank letters. But as the ghoulish killings mount and the tabloid headlines scream, Rebus cannot stop the feverish shrieks from within his own mind. Because he isn’t just one cop trying to catch a killer, he’s the man who’s got all the pieces to the puzzle..

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29 .) One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night by Christopher Brookmyre

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Library Thing
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • The List 2

Like a highball mix of Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen, Christopher Brookmyre hits you hard and fast. Now Brookmyre is back with his most lethal book yet: One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night. Gavin Hutchinson had it all planned out. A unique “floating holiday experience” on a converted North Sea oil rig, a haven for tourists who want a vacation but without the hassle of actually going anywhere. And what better way to test out his venture than to host a fifteenth-year high school reunion, the biggest social event of his life, except no one remembers who Gavin is. That, and his wife has discovered his philandering ways and plans to leave him with a very public announcement in front of his assembled guests. Throw in a band of mercenaries who crash the party even though they aren’t on the guest list, and you have a wicked farce of a thriller from one of the most original voices in mystery fiction.

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28 .) Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • Rick Steves
  • Goodreads
  • A Mother Far From Home

“Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.

Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.”

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27 .) Paradise by A.L. Kennedy

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books In Scotland
  • Library Thing
  • The List 2
  • The List

Hannah Luckraft sells cardboard boxes for a living. Her family is so frustrated by her behavior they can barely stand to keep in touch with her. Each day is fueled by the promise of annihilation, the promise of a reprieve, the paradise that can only be found in a bottle. When Hannah meets Robert, a kindred spirit, the two become constant companions. Together and alone Hannah and Robert spiral through the beauty and depravity of a love affair with alcohol. Paradise is a spectacular novel of desire and oblivion.

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26 .) Swing Hammer Swing! by Jeff Torrington

Lists It Appears On:

  • Library Thing
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • The Irish Times
  • The List 2

Following Tam Clay around the Gorbals slums of 1960s Glasgow, Torrington combines lyrical verve with dark comedy in this modern odyssey of self-discovery. Direct, aggressive, with an eye for a witty pun and an ear for Glaswegian dialect, Torrington bends language to his uncompromising will. A riotous urban picaresque, Jeff Torrington’s comic novel marked a milestone in Scottish literature.

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25 .) The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookbub
  • Library Thing
  • The List 2
  • Goodreads

It is 1547 and Scotland has been humiliated by an English invasion and is threatened by machinations elsewhere beyond its borders, but it is still free. Paradoxically, her freedom may depend on a man who stands accused of treason. He is Francis Crawford of Lymond, a scapgrace nobleman of crooked felicities and murderous talents, posessed of a scholar’s erudition and a tongue as wicked as a rapier. In The Game of Kings, this extraordinary antihero returns to the country that has outlawed him to redeem his reputations even at the risk of his life.

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24 .) The White Bird Passes by Jessie Kesson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books In Scotland
  • Library Thing
  • The Guardian
  • The List 2

Set in the backstreets of a Scottish city in the 1920’s, this is the story of a young girl growing up in ‘the Lane.’ Poor, crowded and dirty–but full of life and excitement–the Lane is the only home Janie MacVean has ever known. It is a place where, despite everything, Janie is happy. But when the Cruelty Man arrives, bringing with him the threat of the dreaded ‘home’–the orphanage that is every child’s nightmare–Janie’s contented childhood seems to be at an end.

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23 .) Trumpet by Jackie Kay

Lists It Appears On:

  • Library Thing
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • The Guardian
  • The List 2

“In her starkly beautiful and wholly unexpected tale, Jackie Kay delves into the most intimate workings of the human heart and mind and offers a triumphant tale of loving deception and lasting devotion.

The death of legendary jazz trumpeter Joss Moody exposes an extraordinary secret, one that enrages his adopted son, Colman, leading him to collude with a tabloid journalist. Besieged by the press, his widow Millie flees to a remote Scottish village, where she seeks solace in memories of their marriage. The reminiscences of those who knew Joss Moody render a moving portrait of a shared life founded on an intricate lie, one that preserved a rare, unconditional love.”

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22 .) Waverley by Sir Walter Scott

Lists It Appears On:

  • Rick Steves
  • The Scotsman
  • Goodreads
  • The Culture Trip

Sir Walter Scott was one of the bestselling novelists of the nineteenth century and is credited with establishing the historical novel. His first novel, Waverley (1814), tells the story of Edward Waverley, a naïve young man who is posted to Scotland with his regiment. Edward must decide whether he will follow the civilization he has always known, or be drawn into an older world of honor. This edition is based on the authoritative Edinburgh version edited by Peter Garside.

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21 .) Black and Blue by Ian Rankin

Lists It Appears On:

  • Scottish Book Trust
  • The Irish Times
  • The List 2
  • Goodreads
  • Library Thing

“Bible John killed three women, and took three souvenirs. Johnny Bible killed to steal his namesake’s glory. Oilman Allan Mitchelson died for his principles. And convict Lenny Spaven died just to prove a point. “”Bible John”” terrorized Glasgow in the sixties and seventies, murdering three women he met in a local ballroom–and he was never caught. Now a copycat is at work. Nicknamed “”Bible Johnny”” by the media, he is a new menace with violent ambitions.

The Bible Johnny case would be perfect for Inspector John Rebus, but after a run-in with a crooked senior officer, he’s been shunted aside to one of Edinburgh’s toughest suburbs, where he investigates the murder of an off-duty oilman. His investigation takes him north to the oil rigs of Aberdeen, where he meets the Bible Johnny media circus head-on. Suddenly caught in the glare of the television cameras and in the middle of more than one investigation, Rebus must proceed with caution: One mistake could mean an unpleasant and not particularly speedy death, or, worse still, losing his job.”

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20 .) Garnethill by Denise Mina

Lists It Appears On:

  • Library Thing
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • The Guardian
  • The List 2
  • Goodreads

Maureen O’Donnell wakes up one morning to find her therapist boyfriend murdered in the middle of her living room and herself a prime suspect in a murder case. Desperate to clear her name and to get at the truth, Maureen traces rumors about a similar murder at a local psychiatric hospital, uncovering a trail of deception and repressed scandal that could exonerate her – or make her the next victim.

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19 .) Greenvoe by George Mackay Brown

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books In Scotland
  • Goodreads
  • Library Thing
  • The List 2
  • The Scotsman

Greenvoe, the tight-knit community on the Orcadian island of Hellya, has existed unchanged for generations. However, a sinister military/industrial project, Operation Black Star, requires the island for unspecified purposes and threatens the islanders’ way of life. In this, his first novel (1972), George Mackay Brown recreates a week in the life of the island community as they come to terms with the destructiveness of Operation Black Star. A whole host of characters – The Skarf, failed fishermen and Marxist historian; Ivan Westray, boatman and dallier; pious creeler Samuel Whaness; drunken fishermen Bert Kerston; earth-mother Alice Voar, and meths-drinker Timmy Folster – are vividly brought to life in this sparkling mixture of prose and poetry.

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18 .) Hotel World by Ali Smith

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books In Scotland
  • Goodreads
  • Library Thing
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • The List 2

“Woooooooo-hooooooo.

Five people: four are living; three are strangers; two are sisters; one, a teenage hotel chambermaid, has fallen to her death in a dumbwaiter. But her spirit lingers in the world, straining to recall things she never knew. And one night all five women find themselves in the smooth plush environs of the Global Hotel, where the intersection of their very different fates make for this playful, defiant, and richly inventive novel.

Forget room service: this is a riotous elegy, a deadpan celebration of colliding worlds, and a spirited defense of love. Blending incisive wit with surprising compassion, Hotel World is a wonderfully invigorating, life-affirming book.”

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17 .) Rob Roy by Walter Scott

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Library Thing
  • The Guardian
  • The List 2
  • A Mother Far From Home

When young Francis Osbaldistone discovers that his vicious and scheming cousin Rashleigh has designs both on his father’s business and his beloved Diana Vernon, he turns in desperation to Rob Roy for help. Chieftain of the MacGregor clan, Rob Roy is a brave and fearless man, able and cunning. But he is also an outlaw with a price on his head, and as he and Francis join forces to pursue Rashleigh, he is constantly aware that he, too, is being pursued—and could be captured at any moment. Set on the eve of the 1715 Jacobite uprising, Rob Roy brilliantly evokes a Scotland on the verge of rebellion, blending historical fact and a novelist’s imagination to create an incomparable portrait of intrigue, rivalry and romance.

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16 .) The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh

Lists It Appears On:

  • Library Thing
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • The Guardian
  • The List 2
  • The List

When Rilke, a dissolute auctioneer, comes upon a hidden collection of violent and highly disturbing photographs, he feels compelled to discover more about the deceased owner who coveted them. Soon he finds himself sucked into an underworld of crime, depravity and secret desire, fighting for his life.

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15 .) The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books In Scotland
  • Goodreads
  • Library Thing
  • The Guardian
  • The List 2

One of the supreme masterpieces of Romantic fiction and Scottish literature, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner is a terrifying tale of murder and amorality, and of one man’s descent into madness and despair. James Hogg’s sardonic novel follows a young man who, falling under the spell of a mysterious stranger who bears an uncanny likeness to himself, embarks on a career as a serial murderer. The memoirs are presented by a narrator whose attempts to explain the story only succeed in intensifying its more baffling and bizarre aspects. Is the young man the victim of a psychotic delusion, or has he been tempted by the devil to wage war against God’s enemies? The authoritative and lively introduction by Ian Duncan covers the full range of historical and religious themes and contexts, offers a richer and more accurate consideration of the novel’s relation to Romantic fiction than found elsewhere, and sheds new light on the novel’s treatment of fanaticism. Copious notes identify the novel’s historical, biblical, theological, and literary allusions.

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14 .) The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Guardian
  • The List 2
  • Goodreads
  • Library Thing
  • Rick Steves

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. The work is commonly associated with the rare mental condition often spuriously called “split personality”, referred to in psychiatry as dissociative identity disorder, where within the same body there exists more than one distinct personality. In this case, there are two personalities within Dr Jekyll, one apparently good and the other evil. The novella’s impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the very phrase “Jekyll and Hyde” coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next.

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13 .) The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Library Thing
  • The Guardian
  • The List 2
  • A Mother Far From Home

An effortless adventure classic spanning the void between dime shocker and quality literature, John Buchan’s “The 39 Steps” still satisfies after many reads. Richard Hannay returned to England, after making his fortune in South Africa, is unwillingly ensnared in a tortured plot to assassinate Karolides the Greek premier and so plunge Europe into war. Scudder, an American journalist turned spy has coded information relating to the plot but is murdered in Hannay’s luxurious flat before he can pass on the code. Hannay, with all fingers pointing to him as the murderer escapes by Scottish express and with Scudder’s coded notebook

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12 .) 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books In Scotland
  • Rick Steves
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • The Scotsman
  • Goodreads
  • A Mother Far From Home

“Welcome to 44 Scotland Street, home to some of Edinburgh’s most colorful characters. There’s Pat, a twenty-year-old who has recently moved into a flat with Bruce, an athletic young man with a keen awareness of his own appearance. Their neighbor, Domenica, is an eccentric and insightful widow. In the flat below are Irene and her appealing son Bertie, who is the victim of his mother’s desire for him to learn the saxophone and italian–all at the tender age of five.

Love triangles, a lost painting, intriguing new friends, and an encounter with a famous Scottish crime writer are just a few of the ingredients that add to this delightful and witty portrait of Edinburgh society, which was first published as a serial in The Scotsman newspaper.”

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11 .) The Cone-Gatherers by Robin Jenkins

Lists It Appears On:

  • The List 2
  • Rick Steves
  • The Scotsman
  • What Should I read Next?
  • Library Thing
  • The Guardian

“In the shadow of a war that rages through Europe, brothers Calum and Neil work to gather pine cones in the grounds of a Scottish estate. When Calum releases two mutilated rabbits from a snare, he comes face to face with Duror, the gamekeeper. In retaliation, in the depths of the wood, Duror lays a trap for the cone-gatherers.

Neil prophesises that forces of evil will encroach upon the harmony of their lives. It is a prophesy that comes true when Duror commits an act so brutal it destroys all sense of humanity in the once thriving wood. Powerful and unforgettable, Robin Jenkins’ masterpiece is a haunting story of love and violence, and an investigation of class-conflict, war and envy.”

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10 .) The Trick Is to Keep Breathing by Janice Galloway

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Library Thing
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • The Guardian
  • The Irish Times
  • The List 2

“Janice Galloway’s inventive first novel is about the breakdown of a 27-year-old drama teacher named Joy Stone.

The problems of everyday living accumulate and begin to torture Joy, who blames her problems not on her work or on the accidental drowning of her illicit lover but on herself.

While painful and deeply serious, this audiobook holds great warmth and energy: it’s the wit and irony found in moments of despair that prove to be Joy’s salvation.”

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9 .) Whisky Galore by Compton Mackenzie

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Library Thing
  • The List 2
  • The Scotsman
  • A Mother Far From Home
  • The Culture Trip

World War II has brought rationing to the Hebridean islands of Great and Little Todday. When food is in short supply, it is bad enough, but when the whisky runs out, it looks as though the end of the world has come. George Campbell needs the courage to stand up to his mother and marry Catriona. The priest, the doctor and, of course, the inn’s landlord are also victims of the low morale. There’s no conversation, no jollity, and no fun until a shipwreck off the coast brings a piece of extraordinary good fortune. Originally published in 1947 and adapted to film in 1949, this novel is based on a true event in the Scottish Hebrides and continues to be an entertaining insight into island culture through its lively characters.

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8 .) Buddha Da by Anne Donovan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books In Scotland
  • Goodreads
  • Library Thing
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • The List 2
  • The Scotsman
  • The List

“In her hugely acclaimed debut Anne Donovan tells an endearing, humorous yet unsentimental story of a working-class Glaswegian man who discovers Buddhism, rejects old habits and seeks a life more meaningful, only to alienate his immediate family in the process.

Moving seamlessly between three family members, Donovan’s clear-eyed, richly expressive prose sings off the page. Each character’s voice has its own subtle rhythm and the conclusion is a poignant mixture of hope and lingering reservations.”

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7 .) Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books In Scotland
  • Library Thing
  • Rick Steves
  • The Guardian
  • The List 2
  • The Scotsman
  • Goodreads

Faced with a choice between her harsh farming life and the seductive but distant world of books and learning, Chris Guthrie eventually decides to remain in her rural community, bound by her intense love of the land. However, the intervention of the First World War leaves her choice in tatters. Chris is now a widowed single mother: her farm, and the land it occupies, is altered beyond recognition—trees torn down, people displaced. But although the novel describes a way of life which is in decline, it also presents a strong image of hope. Chris adapts to her new world, displaying an intuitive strength which, like the land which she loves, endures despite everything. Sunset Song is a testament to Scotland’s agricultural past, to the world of crofters and tradition which was destroyed in the First World War. It is a powerful description of life in the first few decades of the century through the evocation of change and the lyrical intensity of its prose.

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6 .) The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books In Scotland
  • Goodreads
  • Library Thing
  • The Guardian
  • The Irish Times
  • The List 2
  • The Scotsman

“The polarizing literary debut by Scottish author Ian Banks, The Wasp Factory is the bizarre, imaginative, disturbing, and darkly comic look into the mind of a child psychopath.

Meet Frank Cauldhame. Just sixteen, and unconventional to say the least:

Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different and more fundamental reasons than I’d disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmerelda, more or less on a whim.

That’s my score to date. Three. I haven’t killed anybody for years, and don’t intend to ever again.

It was just a stage I was going through.”

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5 .) Under the Skin by Michel Faber

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books In Scotland
  • Goodreads
  • Library Thing
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • The Guardian
  • The List 2
  • The List

In this haunting, entrancing novel, Michel Faber introduces us to Isserley, a female driver who cruises the Scottish Highlands picking up hitchhikers. Scarred and awkward, yet strangely erotic and threatening, she listens to her hitchhikers as they open up to her, revealing clues about who might miss them if they should disappear. Under the Skin takes us on a heart-thumping ride through dangerous territory—our own moral instincts and the boundaries of compassion.

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4 .) Morvern Callar by Alan Warner

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books In Scotland
  • Goodreads
  • Library Thing
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • The Guardian
  • The Irish Times
  • The List 2
  • What Should I read Next?

“Morvern Callar, a low-paid employee in the local supermarket in a desolate and beautiful port town in the west of Scotland, wakes one morning in late December to find her strange boyfriend has committed suicide and is dead on the kitchen floor. Morvern’s reaction is both intriguing and immoral. What she does next is even more appalling. Moving across a blurred European landscape-from rural poverty and drunken mayhem of the port to the Mediterranean rave scene-we experience everything from Morvern’s stark, unflinching perspective.

Morvern is utterly hypnotizing from her very first sentence to her last. She rarely goes anywhere without the Walkman left behind as a Christmas present by her dead boyfriend, and as she narrates this strange story, she takes care to tell the reader exactly what music she is listening to, giving the stunning effect of a sound track running behind her voice.”

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3 .) Lanark by Alasdair Gray

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books In Scotland
  • Goodreads
  • Library Thing
  • Rick Steves
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • The Irish Times
  • The List 2
  • The Culture Trip
  • The Guardian

Lanark, a modern vision of hell, is set in the disintegrating cities of Unthank and Glasgow, and tells the interwoven stories of Lanark and Duncan Thaw. A work of extraordinary imagination and wide range, its playful narrative techniques convey a profound message, both personal and political, about humankind’s inability to love, and yet our compulsion to go on trying.

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2 .) Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

Lists It Appears On:

  • Books In Scotland
  • Goodreads
  • Library Thing
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • The Guardian
  • The Irish Times
  • The List 2
  • The Scotsman
  • What Should I read Next?

It accomplished for its own time and place what Hubert Selby, Jr.’s Last Exit to Brooklyn did for his. Rents, Sick Boy, Mother Superior, Swanney, Spuds, and Seeker are as unforgettable a clutch of junkies, rude boys, and psychos as readers will ever encounter.

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1 .) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Mother Far From Home
  • Books In Scotland
  • Goodreads
  • Library Thing
  • Rick Steves
  • The Guardian
  • The Irish Times
  • The List 2
  • The Scotsman

At the staid Marcia Blaine School for Girls, in Edinburgh, Scotland, teacher extraordinaire Miss Jean Brodie is unmistakably, and outspokenly, in her prime. She is passionate in the application of her unorthodox teaching methods, in her attraction to the married art master, Teddy Lloyd, in her affair with the bachelor music master, Gordon Lowther, and—most important—in her dedication to “her girls,” the students she selects to be her crème de la crème. Fanatically devoted, each member of the Brodie set—Eunice, Jenny, Mary, Monica, Rose, and Sandy—is “famous for something,” and Miss Brodie strives to bring out the best in each one.

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The 450+ Additional Best Scottish Literature Books



 

# Book Author Lists
(Titles Appear On 3 Lists Each)
36 A Disaffection James Kelman
Books In Scotland
Library Thing
The List 2
37 An Oidhche Mus Do Sheòl Sinn Aonghas Pàdraig Caimbeul The List 2
The Guardian
Library Thing
38 Behind The Scenes At The Museum Kate Atkinson
Books In Scotland
Library Thing
The List 2
39 Born Free Laura Hird
Books In Scotland
Library Thing
The List 2
40 But N Ben A-Go-Go Matthew Fitt The List 2
Books In Scotland
Library Thing
41 Complicity Iain Banks
Books In Scotland
Goodreads
What Should I read Next?
42 Consider the Lilies Iain Crichton Smith
Scottish Book Trust
The List 2
Library Thing
43 Day A L Kennedy
Books In Scotland
Scottish Book Trust
The Irish Times
44 Excession Iain M. Banks
Books In Scotland
What Should I read Next?
Scottish Book Trust
45 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone J. K. Rowling
Library Thing
The List 2
The Guardian
46 How Late it Was, How Late James Kelman
Books In Scotland
Goodreads
The Guardian
47 Imagined Corners Willa Muir
The Guardian
The List 2
Library Thing
48 Me and Ma Gal Des Dillon
Books In Scotland
Library Thing
The List 2
49 Mr Alfred, MA George Friel
Scottish Book Trust
The List 2
Library Thing
50 Our Fathers Andrew O’Hagan
Library Thing
Scottish Book Trust
The List 2
51 So I Am Glad AL Kennedy
Books In Scotland
What Should I read Next?
The Guardian
52 The Bruce Trilogy: The Steps to the Empty Throne / The Path of the Hero King / The Price of the King’s Peace (Robert the Bruce, #1-3) Nigel Tranter
What Should I read Next?
Goodreads 2
Goodreads
53 The Dear Green Place Archie Hind
Library Thing
Scottish Book Trust
The List 2
54 The Heart of Midlothian Sir Walter Scott Goodreads
A Mother Far From Home
Rick Steves
55 The Highland Clearances John Prebble
Library Thing
The List 2
A Mother Far From Home
56 The House with the Green Shutters George Douglas Brown
Goodreads 2
Library Thing
The List 2
57 The Magic Flute Alan Spence
Library Thing
Scottish Book Trust
The List 2
58 The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, #1) Alexander McCall Smith The List 2
Goodreads
Library Thing
59 The Winter Sea Susanna Kearsley Bookbub
Goodreads 2
Goodreads
60 Young Adam Alexander Trocchi
Library Thing
The List 2
The Scotsman
(Titles Appear On 2 Lists Each)
61 A Breath of Snow and Ashes Diana Gabaldon
Goodreads 2
Goodreads
62 A Concussed History of Scotland Frank Kuppner The List 2
Library Thing
63 A Day at the Office Robert Alan Jamieson The List 2
Library Thing
64 A Sense of Freedom Jimmy Boyle
Library Thing
The List 2
65 A Twelvemonth and a Day Christopher Rush
Library Thing
The List 2
66 A Voyage to Arcturus David Lindsay
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67 Adam Blair John Gibson Lockhart The List 2
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68 An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding David Hume
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69 And the Land Lay Still James Robertson Goodreads
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70 Annals of the Parish John Galt
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71 Another Time, Another Place Jessie Kesson
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72 Being Emily Anne Donovan
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73 Boswell’s Edinburgh Journals
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74 Bridal Path Nigel Tranter
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75 Brond Frederic Lindsay
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76 Cal Bernard MacLaverty
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77 Children of the Dead End Patrick MacGill
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78 Cloud Howe Lewis Grassic Gibbon
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79 Collected Poems Edwin Morgan
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80 Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns Robert Burns Goodreads
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81 Confessions of an English Opium Eater Thomas De Quincey The List 2
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82 Dragonfly in Amber Diana Gabaldon
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83 Drums of Autumn Diana Gabaldon
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84 Filth Irvine Welsh
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85 Flemington Violet Jacob The List 2
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86 For the Love of Willie Agnes Owens
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87 Friends, Lovers, Chocolate Alexander McCall Smith
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88 From Russia, With Love Ian Fleming
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89 Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
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90 Human Croquet Kate Atkinson
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91 Jelly Roll Luke Sutherland
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92 Jericho Sleeps Alone Chaim Bermant The List 2
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93 Kieron Smith, Boy James Kelman
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94 Laidlaw William McIlvanney
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95 Life After Life Kate Atkinson
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96 Lilith George MacDonald
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97 Living Nowhere John Burnside
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98 Loitering with Intent Muriel Spark
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99 Macbeth William Shakespeare Goodreads
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100 Madame Doubtfire Anne Fine
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101 Magnus George Mackay Brown
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102 Miss Marjoribanks Margaret Oliphant
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103 No Mean City Alexander McArthur
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104 Open the Door! Catherine MacFarlane Carswell The List 2
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105 Pfitz Andrew Crumey
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106 Porno Irvine Welsh
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107 Psychoraag Suhayl Saadi
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108 Ransom Julie Garwood
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109 Sartor Resartus Thomas Carlyle
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110 Scar Culture Toni Davidson
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111 The Accidental Ali Smith
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112 The Bridge Iain Banks
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113 The Bull Calves Naomi Mitchison
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114 The Citadel A. J. Cronin
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115 The Coral Island R. M. Ballantyne
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116 The Crow Road Iain Banks
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117 The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness R. D. Laing The List 2
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118 The Expedition of Humphry Clinker Tobias Smollett
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119 The Girls of Slender Means Muriel Spark
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120 The Golden Bough : A Study in Comparative Religion James George Frazer The List 2
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121 The Gowk Storm Nancy Brysson Morrison The List 2
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122 The Guns of Navarone Alistair MacLean
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123 The Hound of the Baskervilles Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The List 2
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124 The Lantern Bearers Ronald Frame
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125 The Life of Samuel Johnson James Boswell The List 2
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126 The Lighthouse Stevensons: The Extraordinary Story of the Building of the Scottish Lighthouses Bella Bathurst The List 2
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127 The Man Who Walks Alan Warner
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128 The New Road Neil Munro
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129 The Panopticon Jenni Fagan
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130 The Power-House John Buchan Goodreads
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131 The Quarry Wood Nan Shepherd
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132 The Right Attitude to Rain Alexander McCall Smith
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133 The Shipbuilders George Blake
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134 The Silver Darlings Neil Miller Gunn The List 2
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135 The Sound of My Voice Ron Butlin
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136 The Steep Approach to Garbadale Iain Banks
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137 The Testament of Gideon Mack James Robertson Goodreads
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138 The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
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139 To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf
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140 Tunes of Glory James Kennaway
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141 Voyager Diana Gabaldon
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142 1984 George Orwell
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143 • Selected Poems of Carol Ann Duffy
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144 1982, Janine Alasdair Gray
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145 A Calendar of Love George Mackay Brown
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146 A Case of Knives Candia McWilliam
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147 A Chancer James Kelman
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148 A Conspiracy of Friends Alexander McCall Smith
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149 A Den of Foxes Stuart Hood
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150 A History Maker Alasdair Gray
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151 A History Of Scotland Neil Oliver
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152 A Jessie Kesson Companion Jessie Kesson
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153 A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows Diana Gabaldon
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154 A Lifetime Burning Linda Gillard
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155 A Most Suitable Duchess Patricia Bray
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156 A Place of Execution Val McDermid
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157 A Question of Blood (Inspector Rebus, #14) Ian Rankin Goodreads
158 A Question of Loyalties Allan Massie
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159 A Scots Quair Lewis Grassic Gibbon
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160 A Song of Stone Iain Banks
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161 A Summer of Drowning John Burnside
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162 A Tale Etched In Blood And Hard Black Pencil Christopher Brookmyre Goodreads
163 A Time to Keep George Mackay Brown
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164 A Very Quiet Street: A Novel of Sorts Frank Kuppner
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165 Abandonment: A Play Kate Atkinson
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166 Against a Dark Background Iain Banks
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167 Aiding and Abetting Muriel Spark
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168 All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye Christopher Brookmyre Goodreads
169 Amande’s Bed John Aberdein
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170 An Echo in the Bone Diana Gabaldon
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171 An Experiment in Compassion Des Dillon
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172 An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations Adam Smith
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173 An Old Pub Near the Angel James Kelman
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174 At the Loch of the Green Corrie Andrew Greig
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175 At the Water’s Edge Sara Gruen Bookbub
176 Be My Enemy Christopher Brookmyre Goodreads
177 Be Near Me The List
178 Beggars Banquet Ian Rankin Goodreads
179 Beside the Ocean of Time George Mackay Brown
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180 Beyond the Highland Mist Karen Marie Moning
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181 Black Douglas Nigel Tranter
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182 Blood Janice Galloway
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183 Blood Hunt Neil M Gunn
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184 Boyracers Alan Bissett
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185 Braveheart Randall Wallace Goodreads
186 Bride of Lammermoor
A Mother Far From Home
187 Burning Elvis John Burnside
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188 Busconductor Hines James Kelman
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189 Canal Dreams Iain Banks
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190 Case Histories Kate Atkinson
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191 Changeling Morgan Gallagher
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192 Children of Albion Rovers: An Anthology of New Scottish Writing Kevin Williamson
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193 Clara Janice Galloway
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194 Cold Granite (Logan McRae, #1) Stuart MacBride Goodreads
195 Columba Nigel Tranter
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196 Consider Phlebas Iain M. Banks Rick Steves
197 Corduroy Mansions Alexander McCall Smith
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198 Corrag Susan Fletcher Goodreads
199 D’Alembert’s Principle Andrew Crumey
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200 Dancing in a Distant Place Isla Dewar
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201 Dead Air Iain Banks
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202 Dead Souls (Inspector Rebus, #10) Ian Rankin Goodreads
203 Death Is Not the End (Inspector Rebus, #10.5) Ian Rankin Goodreads
204 Death of a Ladies Man Alan Bissett
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205 Divided City Theresa Breslin
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206 Dream Angus Alexander McCall Smith
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207 Duck: A Novel Des Dillon
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208 Duck: Full Length Screenplay Des Dillon
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209 Duck: Short Film Script Des Dillon
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210 Ecstasy Irvine Welsh
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211 Emotional Geology Linda Gillard
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212 Emotionally Weird Kate Atkinson
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213 Espedair Street Iain Banks
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214 Espresso Tales Alexander McCall Smith
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215 Essays Moral and Political
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216 Everything You Need A L Kennedy
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217 Exile (Garnethill, #2) Denise Mina Goodreads
218 Fast and Loose Nigel Tranter
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219 Fergus Lamont Robin Jenkins
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220 Five Red Herrings (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #6) Dorothy L. Sayers Goodreads
221 Fleck Alasdair Gray
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222 Flesh House (Logan McRae, #4) Stuart MacBride Goodreads
223 Fleshmarket Close (Inspector Rebus, #15) Ian Rankin Goodreads
224 Foreign Parts Janice Galloway
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225 Fragments Morgan Gallagher
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226 Free Love and Other Stories Ali Smith
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227 Gentlemen of the West Agnes Owens
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228 Getting Out of the House Isla Dewar
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229 Gillespie and I Jane Harris
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230 Girl Meets Boy Ali Smith
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231 Giving Up on Ordinary Isla Dewar
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232 Glister John Burnside
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233 Glue Irvine Welsh
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234 Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Diana Gabaldon
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235 Greenmantle John Buchan
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236 Hammer of the Scots Jean Plaidy
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237 Hawkfall George Mackay Brown
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238 Hebridean Journey
The Culture Trip
239 Hide and Seek (Inspector Rebus, #2) Ian Rankin Goodreads
240 Hieroglyphics and Other Stories Anne Donovan
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241 High Kings and Vikings Nigel Tranter Bookbub
242 Highland River Neil M Gunn
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243 Highland Shifters: Paranormal Romance Boxed Set Michelle Fox Goodreads
244 Highland Wolf Pact (Highland Wolf Pact, #1) Selena Kitt Goodreads
245 Holy Bible: King James Version
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246 Hope and Other Urban Tales Laura Hird
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247 House of Silence Linda Gillard
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248 If it is Your Life James Kelman
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249 In Another Light Andrew Greig
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250 In Bed with a Highlander Maya Banks
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251 Indelible Acts A L Kennedy
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252 Invisible Islands The List
253 Island on the Edge of the World
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254 It Could Happen to You Isla Dewar
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255 Itchycooblue Des Dillon
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256 Its Colours They Are Fine Alan Spence
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257 Ivanhoe Walter Scott Goodreads
258 Izzy’s War Isla Dewar
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259 John Macnab John Buchan
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260 Justine Alice Thompson
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261 Keeping Up with Magda Isla Dewar
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262 Kettle of Fish Nigel Tranter
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263 King James Bible: Authorised Version Various The List 2
264 Lady Macbeth Susan Fraser King Bookbub
265 Lady of the Glen: A Novel of 17th-Century Scotland and the Massacre of Glencoe Jennifer Roberson Goodreads
266 Lamb Bernard MacLaverty
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267 Last Act of All Aline Templeton
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268 Let It Bleed (Inspector Rebus, #7) Ian Rankin Goodreads
269 Life on a Dead Planet Frank Kuppner
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270 Like Ali Smith
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271 Looking for the Possible Dance A L Kennedy
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272 Lord of the Isles Nigel Tranter
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273 Lost Highlander Cassidy Cayman
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274 Love Over Scotland Alexander McCall Smith
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275 Macbeth the King Nigel Tranter Goodreads
276 Marabou Stork Nightmares Irvine Welsh
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277 Margaret the Queen Nigel Tranter
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278 Mary Queen of Scotland and The Isles Margaret George
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279 Matters of Life and Death Bernard MacLaverty
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280 Mavis Belfrage Alasdair Gray
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281 Memento Mori Muriel Spark
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282 Mobius Dick Andrew Crumey
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283 Monks Des Dillon
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284 Morning Tide Neil M Gunn
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285 Mortal Causes (Inspector Rebus, #6) Ian Rankin Goodreads
286 Mrs Tim Flies Home D E Stevenson
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287 Music, in a Foreign Language Andrew Crumey
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288 My Epileptic Lurcher Des Dillon
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289 Nail and Other Stories Laura Hird
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290 New Selected Poems Edwin Morgan
The Scotsman
291 Newton’s Wake Ken MacLeod
Scottish Book Trust
292 Night Geometry and the Garscadden Trains A L Kennedy
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293 Nineteen Eighty George Orwell The List 2
294 Northern Lights George Mackay Brown
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295 Not Not While the Giro James Kelman
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296 Not The End Of The World Kate Atkinson
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297 Now That You’re Back A L Kennedy
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298 Old Men in Love Alasdair Gray
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299 One Good Turn Kate Atkinson
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300 Original Bliss A L Kennedy
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301 Other Stories and Other Stories Ali Smith
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302 Pandaemonium Christopher Brookmyre Goodreads
303 Para Handy Neil Munro
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304 Poor Things Alasdair Gray
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305 Prester John John Buchan
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306 Prevailing Wind Joan Lingard
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307
Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
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308 Reheated Cabbage Irvine Welsh
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309 Resolution (Garnethill, #3) Denise Mina Goodreads
310 Resurrection Men (Inspector Rebus, #13) Ian Rankin Goodreads
311 Return of the Busby Babes Des Dillon
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312 Return to Rhanna Christine Marion Fraser
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313 Sairheid City Matthew Fitt
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314 Scotland: The Story of a Nation Magnus Magnusson
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315 Second Sight Neil M Gunn
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316 Secrets of a Family Album Isla Dewar
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317 Selected Burns for Young Readers Robert Burns Goodreads
318 Selected Stories James Kelman
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319 Set in Darkness (Inspector Rebus, #11) Ian Rankin Goodreads
320 Sick Heart River John Buchan
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321 Sign of the Times Susan Buchanan Goodreads
322 Singin’ I’m No a Billy He’s a Tim Des Dillon
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323 Six Black Candles Des Dillon
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324 Skagboys Irvine Welsh
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325 Smeddum and Other Stories Lewis Grassic Gibbon
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326 Some Rain Must Fall and Other Stories Michel Faber
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327 Something Leather Alasdair Gray
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328 Spartacus Lewis Grassic Gibbon
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329 Speak of the Mearns Lewis Grassic Gibbon
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330 Sputnik Caledonia Andrew Crumey
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331 Star Gazing Linda Gillard
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332 Started Early, Took My Dog Kate Atkinson
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333 Staying On Past the Terminus Robert Douglas
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334 Stone Garden Alan Spence
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335 Strange Loyalties William McIlvanney
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336 Straw Dogs Gordon Williams
Library Thing
337 Strip Jack (Inspector Rebus, #4) Ian Rankin Goodreads
338 Symposium Muriel Spark
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339 Tales from the Mall Ewan Morrison
Scottish Book Trust
340 Ten Tales Tall and True Alasdair Gray
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341 That Summer Andrew Greig
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342 The 13th Disciple Lewis Grassic Gibbon
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343 The 2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom Alexander McCall Smith
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344 The Acid House Irvine Welsh
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345 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
The Guardian
346 The Anatomy School Bernard MacLaverty
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347 The Apple: Crimson Petal Stories Michel Faber
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348 The Bad Sister Emma Tennant
Scottish Book Trust
349 The Ballad of Peckham Rye Muriel Spark
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350 The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs Irvine Welsh
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351 The Big Empty Des Dillon
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352 The Black Book (Inspector Rebus, #5) Ian Rankin Goodreads
353 The Blackhouse (Lewis Trilogy, #1) Peter May Goodreads
354 The Body Snatcher Robert Louis Stevenson Goodreads
355 The Book of Prefaces Alasdair Gray
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356 The Break Tom Nairn The List 2
357 The break-up of Britain : crisis and neo-nationalism Tom Nairn
Library Thing
358 The Bride (Lairds’ Fiancées, #1) Julie Garwood Goodreads
359 The Bride of Lammermoor Walter Scott Goodreads
360 The Business Iain Banks
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361 The Captive Queen of Scots Jean Plaidy Bookbub
362 The Careful Use of Compliments Alexander McCall Smith
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363 The Charming Quirks of Others Alexander McCall Smith
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364 The Complaints Ian Rankin Goodreads
365 The Complete McAuslan George MacDonald Fraser
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366 The Complete Short Stories Muriel Spark
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367 The Consequences of Marriage Isla Dewar
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368 The Courage Consort Michel Faber
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369 The Crimson Petal and the White Michel Faber
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370 The Dancing Floor John Buchan
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371 The Devil Wears Kilts Suzanne Enoch
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372 The Devil’s Footprints John Burnside
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373 The Dog Who Came in from the Cold Alexander McCall Smith
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374 The Drinking Well Neil M Gunn
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375 The Driver’s Seat Muriel Spark
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376 The Dumb House John Burnside
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377 The Echo Chamber Luke Williams
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378 The Ends of Our Tethers Alasdair Gray
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379 The Fahrenheit Twins Michel Faber
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380 The Fall of Kelvin Walker Alasdair Gray
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381 The Falls (Inspector Rebus, #12) Ian Rankin Goodreads
382 The Fanatic James Robertson Goodreads
383 The Fiery Cross Diana Gabaldon
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384 The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5) Diana Gabaldon Goodreads
385 The Finishing School Muriel Spark
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386 The Fire Gospel Michel Faber
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387 The Firebird Susanna Kearsley
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388 The First Person and Other Stories Ali Smith
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389 The First Wash of Spring George Mackay Brown
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390 The Flockmasters Nigel Tranter
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391 The Forest Laird Jack Whyte Bookbub
392 The Forgotten Queen D.L. Bogdan
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393 The Gilded Fleece Nigel Tranter
Books In Scotland
394 The Glasgow Dragon Des Dillon
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395 The Glister John Burnside
Scottish Book Trust
396 The Glitter of Mica Jessie Kesson
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397 The Good Times James Kelman
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398 The Green Isle of the Great Deep Neil M Gunn
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399 The Hand that First Held Mine Maggie O’Farrell
Scottish Book Trust
400 The Hanging Garden (Inspector Rebus, #9) Ian Rankin Goodreads
401 The Hundred and Ninety-nine Steps Michel Faber
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402 The Importance of Being Seven Alexander McCall Smith
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403 The Incredible Adam Spark Alan Bissett
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404 The Island of the Women George Mackay Brown
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405 The Key of the Chest Neil M Gunn
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406 The Kiln William McIlvanney
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407 The Living Mountain Nan Shepherd Goodreads
408 The Locust Room John Burnside
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409 The Lost Art of Gratitude Alexander McCall Smith
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410 The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie Jennifer Ashley
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411 The Master of Ballantrae Robert Louis Stevenson Goodreads
412 The Mercy Boys John Burnside
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413 The Mind Benders James Kennaway
Scottish Book Trust
414 The Naming of the Dead (Inspector Rebus, #16) Ian Rankin Goodreads
415 The New Confessions William Boyd
Scottish Book Trust
416 The New Testament in Scots William Laughton Lorimer
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417 The Observations Jane Harris Goodreads
418 The Other Queen Philippa Gregory Bookbub
419 The Outlandish Companion: Companion to Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn Diana Gabaldon
Goodreads 2
420 The Papers of Tony Veitch William McIlvanney
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421 The Path of the Hero King Nigel Tranter
Goodreads 2
422 The People’s Act of Love James Meek
Scottish Book Trust
423 The Pure Land Alan Spence
Books In Scotland
424 The Reader Ali Smith
Books In Scotland
425 The Return of John MacNab Andrew Greig
Books In Scotland
426 The Sacred Art of Stealing Christopher Brookmyre Goodreads
427 The Scottish Chiefs Jane Porter Goodreads
428 The Scottish Novels Robert Louis Stevenson Goodreads
429 The Sea Road Margaret Elphinstone
Library Thing
430 The Sea Road Margaret Elphinstone The List 2
431 The Sea-king’s Daughter George Mackay Brown
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432 The Seer Ali Smith
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433 The Serpent Neil M Gunn
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434 The Shadow Neil M Gunn
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435 The Sheikh and the Dustbin George MacDonald Fraser
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436 The Siege of Trencher’s Farm Gordon Williams The List 2
437 The Silver Bough Neil M Gunn
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438 The Sopranos Alan Warner
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439 The Space Between Diana Gabaldon
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440 The Stars in the Bright Sky Alan Warner
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441 The Stars Look Down A J Cronin
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442 The Steps to the Empty Throne Nigel Tranter
Goodreads 2
443 The Stewart Trilogy: Lords of Misrule / A Folly of Princes / The Captive Crown Nigel Tranter
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444 The Stone Maiden Susan King
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445 The Story of Scotland Nigel Tranter
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446 The Sunday Philosophy Club (Isabel Dalhousie, #1) Alexander McCall Smith Goodreads
447 The Thistle and the Rose Jean Plaidy
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448 The Translator Leila Aboulela
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449 The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox Maggie O’Farrell
The Guardian
450 The Viking’s Apprentice (The Viking’s Apprentice #1) Kevin McLeod Goodreads
451 The Vital Spark Neil Munro
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452 The Wallace Nigel Tranter
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453 The Wealth of Nations Adam Smith The List 2
454 The Well at the World’s End Neil M Gunn
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455 The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle Goodreads
456 The Whole Story and Other Stories Ali Smith
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457 The Woman Who Painted Her Dreams Isla Dewar
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458 The World According to Bertie Alexander McCall Smith
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459 The Worms Can Carry Me to Heaven Alan Warner
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460 There but for the Ali Smith
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461 These Demented Lands Alan Warner
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462 Thorn in my Heart (series)
A Mother Far From Home
463 Three Go Back Lewis Grassic Gibbon
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464 Tinker’s Pride Nigel Tranter
Books In Scotland
465 Tooth and Nail (Inspector Rebus, #3) Ian Rankin Goodreads
466 Transition Iain Banks
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467 Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson Goodreads
468 Trick is to Keep Breathing Janice Galloway
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469 Two Kinds of Wonderful Isla Dewar
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470 Under Brinkie’s Brae George Mackay Brown
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471 Unlikely Stories, Mostly Alasdair Gray
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472 Untying the Knot Linda Gillard
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473 Use of Weapons (Culture, #3) Iain M. Banks Goodreads
474 Waking Up in Toytown John Burnside
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475 Walking on Glass Iain Banks
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476 Walking the Dog and Other Stories Bernard MacLaverty
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477 Walking Wounded William McIlvanney
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478 Water George Mackay Brown
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479 What Becomes A L Kennedy
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480 When They Lay Bare Andrew Greig
Books In Scotland
481 When Will There Be Good News? Kate Atkinson
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482 Where the Apple Ripens Jessie Kesson
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483 Whit Iain Banks
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484 Whose Turn for the Stairs Robert Douglas
Books In Scotland
485 Wild Geese Overhead Neil M Gunn
Books In Scotland
486 Winter Tales George Mackay Brown
Books In Scotland
487 Wire in the Blood Val McDermid
The Guardian
488 Women Talking Dirty Isla Dewar
Books In Scotland
489 Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Diana Gabaldon
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490 You Have to be Careful in the Land of the Free James Kelman
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491 Young Art and Old Hector Neil M Gunn
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15 Best Scottish Literature Book Sources/Lists



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A Mother Far From Home Scottish Fiction Must Reads
Bookbub 8 Historical Fiction Books Set in Scotland
Books In Scotland General Scottish Fiction
Goodreads Best Scottish Fiction
Goodreads 2 Popular Scottish Historical Fiction Books
Library Thing Book awards: The List 100 Best Scottish Books
Rick Steves Scotland: Recommended Books and Movies
Scottish Book Trust 50 Best Scottish Books of the Last 50 Years
The Culture Trip 10 Books to Make You Fall in Love with Scotland
The Guardian What’s your favourite Scottish novel – and is it on the BBC’s list?
The Irish Times 10 of the best: Scottish fiction
The List Ten significant modern Scottish novels
The List 2 100 Best Scottish Books
The Scotsman The 20 Scottish books everyone should read
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