14 April 2024
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Mill Memories edited by Evelyn Hood book review

by on 20 January 2024 1
Brian Hannan, local author and manager of Abbey Books in Paisley, reviews Mill Memories by Evelyn Hood After two decades out of print, the acclaimed book by recently-deceased Paisley bestselling author Evelyn Hood has been re-published (and at exactly the same price of £9.99 as before and in an identical format). In anticipation of... Read More

The Wager by David Grann book review

by on 20 January 2024 0
Brian Hannan, local author and manager of Abbey Books in Paisley, reviews The Wager by David Grann Just out in paperback The Wager is the latest book by the author of Killers of the Flower Moon, recently filmed by Martin Scorsese with Leonardo DiCaprio. That pair is reputedly circling this one and no wonder... Read More

The Space Between Us by Doug Johnstone book review

by on 29 December 2023 0
The Space Between Us by Doug Johnstone, reviewed by local councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes The Space Between Us is a masterful step into sci-fi from Scottish Crime writer Doug Johnstone. In Edinburgh, dozens of people experience strokes at the same time after seeing strange lights in the sky. Three of these people find themselves in... Read More

Our Hideous Progeny by C.E. Gill book review

by on 14 December 2023 0
Our Hideous Progeny by C.E. Gill, reviewed by local councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes Our Hideous Progeny is part re-telling, part sequel to Mary Shelley’s gothic horror classic, Frankenstein. 1853, Victorian London. Our protagonist Mary Saville is the great niece of Victor Frankenstein, who has been missing for some years in murky circumstances.  Mary and her... Read More

Inquiry into the Sinking of the Titanic

by on 13 December 2023 0
Brian Hannan from Abbey Books in Paisley takes a look at the Inquiry into the Sinking of the Titanic which came into the shop recently Every now and then something turns up at the bookshop that simply takes your breath away. The John Byrne notebook was one such item. This is another. It dates... Read More

Abbey Books Readers Club launches in Paisley

by on 20 February 2023 0
Brian Hannan talks us through what could be the start of a book revolution, introducing the Abbey Books Readers Club… Coming up with something quite new at a second-hand bookshop sounds like a contradiction in terms. But we may just have stumbled on something that could revolutionise the world of books. As you might imagine... Read More

The Devil Stone by Caro Ramsay book review

by on 17 February 2023 0
Brian Hannan, local author and manager at Abbey Books in Paisley reviews The Devil Stone by Caro Ramsay. After 13 novels headed by the crime-busting team of Anderson and Costello, Paisley novelist Caro Ramsay has abandoned her usual Glasgow beat and headed up the west coast and surpassed herself with the debut of DCI... Read More

Confidence by Denise Mina book review

by on 21 December 2022 0
Confidence by Denise Mina reviewed by local councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes. The multi-award winning Denise Mina has been heralded as crime writing royalty by Val McDermid and legions of readers, and with Confidence, she certainly keeps the title intact.  Lisa Lee, a young, urban explorer and vlogger disappears from North Berwick after posting a video from an... Read More

Black is the Colour by Seamus Connolly book review

by on 24 November 2022 0
Black is the Colour by Seamus Connolly reviewed by local councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes. In Black is the Colour, we meet lawyer Cal Lynch as he returns to Scotland, three decades after fleeing as a child in the wake of the brutal murder of his father by a gangster on the streets of Glasgow. Cal is back... Read More
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