14 Hidden Scottish Gems

Lesser-known works by famous Scottish authors

Say 'Muriel Spark' and everyone will respond with 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie'. Or 'Michel Faber' and you'll get 'The Crimson Petal and the White' or 'Under the Skin'. But like most authors, their works go far beyond their most famous novels. Here are a few great (but lesser-known) books by very well-known Scottish authors that are definitely worth seeking out.

The Comforters by Muriel Spark

3. The Comforters

Muriel Spark
Mavis Belfrage cover

4. Mavis Belfrage

Alasdair Gray
David Elginbrod by George MacDonald

5. David Elginbrod

George MacDonald

7. The 13th Disciple

Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Prince Otto cover

8. Prince Otto

Robert Louis Stevenson
Ice Cream War cover

9. An Ice Cream War

William Boyd
The White Company cover

10. The White Company

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Caged cover

12. Caged

Theresa Breslin

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

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