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Welcome to Just a Minute extract

Welcome to Just a Minute!

In this first ever official companion, chairman Nicholas Parsons tells the fascinating story of the much-loved panel game and Graham Norton, Sue Perkins, Jenny Eclair and Gyles Brandreth share their memories of the show.


Bluffers Guide to Bukowski


Or seven things you mightn't know about America's beat generation hero. Charles Bukowski is one of America's best-known contemporary writers of poetry and prose, and, many would claim, its most influential and imitated poet. 


Summer reading

Summer reading

The arrival of some slightly warmer weather has us thinking back fondly to long, hazy days spent in beer gardens and on the beach, a staple diet of ice lollies, barbecued food and Pimms and, of course, lounging around with a good book.

We asked some Canongaters to give us their tips on books that take them back to days gone by....


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The Scottish Islands by Hamish Haswell-Smith

The Scottish Islands


To celebrate the publication of the new edition of The Scottish Islands, we asked our newsletter subscribers to send us photographs from their favourite islands – take a peek here.

Our Tragic Universe (trailer) by Scarlett Thomas

Our Tragic Universe


Read The Seed Collectors and can't get enough from Scarlett? Watch the short animation that Oscar™-winners Tandem Films made for Our Tragic Universe.

Canongate authors at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015

Edinburgh Book Festival


It's almost that time of year again, when Charlotte Square in Edinburgh starts to feel like the centre of the universe. Check out which of your favourite Canongate writers are coming to the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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Canongate Loves

The Seed Collectors cover

'The Seed Collectors is entrancing: it's a sharply observed contemporary novel of real people and real plants and real desire and real hurt, and it's somehow also one of the sharpest fantasies I've encountered.' Neil Gaiman


The Radleys

'A witty introduction to present-day vampire lore... Highly recommended.' Observer 


The First Bad Man paperback

'The novel exploded my expectations and became unlike anything I've ever read . . . hilarious . . . A wry, smart companion on any day. It's warm, it has a heartbeat and a pulse. This is a book that is painfully alive.' The New York Times Book Review


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