At Adventure into Books we love to tell you about books that have caught our eye and to recommend some of our long-standing favourites.
These books can found in our bookshop or can be ordered from us by email, phone or Facebook (pretty much anything except smoke signals or pigeons). Some of these books also feature in the Summer Books catalogue, which you can browse by clicking on: Summer Books
You can order from us online by clicking here: Adventure into Books. This will take you to our page on Bookshop.org – an alternative to Amazon, designed to support independent bookshops on the UK’s high streets (or in our case, Blairgowrie’s Wellmeadow).
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Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson
A superb pager-turner set in Georgian London, we follow Caro Corsham as she seeks justice for a murdered woman whom London society would rather forget. The sense of place and time is vivid, and the hypocrisies of the age are stark, with the story weaving together treachery, political and family intrigues, and the frustrations of a seemingly rigid society.
You can buy this book from us through our Bookshop.org page by clicking: Daughters of Night
Agent Sonya by Ben Macintyre
Newly out in paperback, Ben Macintyre’s latest book tells the story of Ursula Kuczynski Burton – a war-time spymaster, saboteur, bomb-maker and secret agent, active across the world, from Germany, Manchuria and Switzerland to the UK. All brought to life through Macintyre’s meticulous research and superb storytelling.
You can buy this book from us through our Bookshop.org page by clicking: Agent Sonya
Something I Said by Ben Bailey Smith
Funny, funny, funny. A big-hearted story about family, friendship and how far one boy will go to get a laugh. For 9-12 year olds, this will appeal to fans of David Baddiel, and reminded me of Adrian Mole, retold for the 2020s. Will feel hugely familiar to many families and had me laughing out loud.
You can buy this book from us through our Bookshop.org page by clicking: Something I Said
Going to the Berries: Voices of Perthshire and Angus Seasonal Workers by Roger Leitch
This is a must for our local community along Strathmore but will also appeal to anyone interested in knowing more about the social history of this major industry. The book is full of contributions from locals and seasonal visitors, enriched with fascinating archive material, recalling their memories of berry picking and the many agricultural and estate activities that were taking place during a time of great change.
You can buy this book from us through our Bookshop.org page by clicking: Going to the Berries
BOOKMARK Book of the Year Award 2021: two of the six on this year’s short-list
Of Stone and Sky by Merryn Glover
‘How do we steward the land for the good of the earth and all its creatures?’
A Cairngorm community is stunned by the disappearance of its shepherd, Colvin Munro, who leaves behind him a trail of 12 possessions. Unsettling revelations from the past upset the present but new ideas and initiatives either threaten the future of this land and its residents or provide exciting opportunities, depending on the point of view. This debut novel addresses important issues and gives us strong characters and a gripping story.
You can see more about the BOOKMARK award at: BOOKMARK Book of the Year 2021
You can buy this book from us through our Bookshop.org page by clicking: Of Stone and Sky
The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff
During a family holiday in Cornwall, the happy atmosphere of a large family who are planning a wedding is upset by the arrival of the two Godden brothers: the alluring and charming Kit and the morose, solitary Hugo. The change in atmosphere – from easy, if chaotic, to threatening and dangerous – is narrated by the most overlooked member of the large family. A terrific, unputdownable narrative which takes more than a few unexpected twists and turns. A book for young and not-so-young adults.
Also shortlisted for the Indie 2021 Book Awards, you can see more about the BOOKMARK award at: BOOKMARK Book of the Year 2021
You can buy this book from us through our Bookshop.org page by clicking: The Great Godden
Our friends at Bookmark also publish their own recommendations each month (www.bookmarkblair.com) – we either have these books in stock or can order them in if any happen to catch your eye.