John Herdman's masterpiece of the modern Scottish Gothic appears in print, e-book and audio book with a new introduction from the author. 

Raw and immoral, Imelda is a puzzle, mocking the reader in its quest for answers. Murder and madness this way lie―but who if anyone is to be believed in unpicking the deadly secrets behind the birth of cousin Imelda's child?

An assured masterpiece from Scotland's finest chronicler of the dark side, Imelda, first published in 1993 became an instant classic of Scottish letters.


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The One O'Clock Gun Anthology


Distributed free in Edinburgh's bars and bookshops the One O'Clock Gun began in 2004 as a thought provoking, ballsy and often irreverent paper that initially appeared with a humble few followers.

Today, over fifteen years later, The Gun is an Edinburgh institutution.







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BULLY, INC. is our game changing guide to one of the greatest malaises of our time.


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Cider Camp and Other Tales

Grim, nasty and highly cynical.

Laden with gallows humour, CIDER CAMP, the debut collection from Craig Gibson, has the power to repel and amuse in equal measure, and protrays a culture in which humanity and compassion are rapidly becoming a thing of the past.

In the very near future a radical solution to the problem of chronic inebriation has been devised: the RCIA, known to staff and inmates alike as CIDER CAMP, and masterminded by the frighteningly right wing Professor Blackwood.

Comparisons are made between Cider Camp and the Gulags, as well as the Death Camps, but with a crucial difference - admittance to the camps is strictly voluntary!

Also included in the collection CIDER CAMP and OTHER TALES are Accents and Manners / Choice? / The New Town Vampire

Craig Gibson is the editor of Edinburgh's One O'Clock Gun.

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Words of wisdom from Zoran Rosko:
Review of Cider Camp


 "Craig Gibson already has some notoriety in Edinburgh – hopefully Cider Camp will widen his appeal. Cider Camp may be outrageous, but it is not that implausible. It’s topical, given the British Government’s austerity regime, and the relentless media stories about various undesirables – asylum seekers, welfare scroungers and the like. It is reminiscent of all the one-sided contracts that are inflicted on us by banks, utility companies, the government and the like. In some ways, we all seem to be living in Cider Camp now. And we’ve committed ourselves voluntarily."

Zoran Rosko

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BULLY, INC. is an unforgiving environment where the tyranny of the few is allowed to pollute the everyday experience of the many.

It costs.

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In the mold-breaking new guide from Leamington Books, Peter Burnett and Jonathan Richards dissect the issue of workplace bullying, a problem which impacts one in three of the nation’s workforce.


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