We've been having a wee bit of an overhaul here at 'unco' in the bookstore and on the pages. Sorry for any technical glitches and that progress has slowed a bit recently - so many books to read - so many writers to talk about... so little time. And like spring this year, we've been slow to come out of hibernation. But we've got a good selection of books for you to read this May - 'unco' choices that you can pick up here, secondhand or from Amazon. The Message for May is:
Keep Calm and Read a Book!
Our first book of the Month is actually the Press and Journal's Book of the Week - the new autobiography by James Leatham '60 Years of World-Mending' which is published for the first time, 70 years after his death. It's a book you can really get your teeth into. You can buy it from Unco HERE. Leatham's biography by Robert Duncan is also republished this month. You can get it HERE
Next up, adopted Scot Mark Frankland. Despite being a born Lancastrian, he's an 'unco' writer and much of his writing is set in Scotland. He's also a Hillsborough survivor and with recent events uppermost in our mind we wanted to give out a shout for a man who has made the most of the life he's had since 'that day' in 1989. The Cull is his second novel, set in Dumfries in 2001 against the backdrop of Foot and Mouth and a more insidious drugs crisis that will not go away. Buy THE CULL from Unco HERE.
You can find all of Mark's books on Kindle HERE