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A book from every nation competing in World Cup 2014.

A Booklover's Guide to World Cup 2014

Danny Scott

Whether you are incredibly excited about the upcoming World Cup in Brazil (12 June 2014) or the idea of a month of football has you reaching for your book, we've got a reading list for you!

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Doug Johnstone

Author Confessions: Doug Johnstone

Paul Gallagher

Doug Johnstone is the author of six novels, most recently The Dead Beat (Faber & Faber). His work has been an Amazon Kindle #1 bestseller, a Fiction Uncovered winner and a Goldsboro Last Laugh nominee, as well as receiving praise from Ian Rankin, Irvine Welsh and Chris Brookmyre.

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Detail from the cover of Thirst by Kerry Hudson

Scottish summer sizzlers: new book recommendations

Leila Cruickshank

For those of us enjoying the Scottish version of the hot season – the twelve-degree temperature shifts in a single afternoon, the sodden festivals and the forlorn hope of ever combining sunshine, shaved legs and a Friday evening beer garden – a holiday in a less idiosyncratic climate beckons.

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