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.


Imelda at Gothic World Literature Editions



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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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An unforgiving workplace environment where the tyranny of one is allowed to pollute the everyday work experience of the many.

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


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An Invitation to Eat and Drink


The Supper Book is a once in a lifetime experience: a list of every single thing one man ate and drank over the course of one calendar year.

A glorious and crazy read, the food and drink in The Supper Book is glossed, especially when the author realised the incredible natures of the many concoctions he had purchased or been served.

In The Supper Book Peter Burnett demonstrates the character and virtues of his foods and collects notices on the history and culture of many of the meals that he found it worthwhile to comment upon.

The Supper Book also details manners of eating and drinking, and a list of the cafes, restaurants, bars and private homes visited.

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"The Supper Book is the title of a new tome by Peter Burnett, which lists everything the Edinburgh-based scribe ate and drank in a year. Why anyone would want to do this is a good question. Against formidable odds, however, Mr. Burnett has produced a book which I suspect I shall be dipping into for a long while, like a buffet one can't resist. This is a man with catholic taste, whose addiction to junk food suggests he is either in need of a nutritional talking-to or a voucher to consult a shrink."

Alan Taylor, The Sunday Herald

"The Supper Book manages to hold your attention through wit and wonderful oddness."

Scotland Magazine

"A celebration and a ringing indictment of contemporary advert-driven consumerism."

Scottish Field

"Refreshingly honest and agenda-free — a rare thing in today’s food wars."

Lesley McDowell, The Herald

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ISBN: 9780955488504
ISBN: 9780955488504

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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.

From the estimated £20 billion lost to the economy alone each year in the UK to the human cost of day in day out misery and rat-on-a-wheel drudgery and fear.

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.


This book's mission is to lay bare the mechanics of bullying behaviour for everybody to see.


  • Find out how to talk about bullying and how to identify bullying behaviour.
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The mission of BULLY, INC. is to discuss all possible bullying behaviours we witness and experience at work.
BULLY, INC. anatomises modern bullying for targets, bystanders and bullies in the clearest terms.





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