Literature and Poetry

Literature and Poetry

When people study books, the first thing that comes to mind is the study of literature. And this is completely natural – the great national works of prose and poetry have earned their rightful place at the center of the nation’s cultural life. In Scotland this is no different, with figures like Burns towering over the rest for the power of his verse and the way he’s impacted our daily language for centuries.

 

But woe to the person who limits the study (or the enjoyment!) of Scottish poetry and literature to the great Robbie Burns! Our history is littered with great figures, from the adventures of Robert Louis Stevenson to the mysteries of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish novels and stories have captured imaginations the world over and provided the basis for some of the most adaptations a single character has ever had. But not only will you find some of the greatest pieces of world literature on our shelves, you’ll be introduced to some of the finest minds to ask questions of our literary traditions. If you’re looking for an entry point into literary studies, no matter if you’re a beginner or a longtime student, you won’t be disappointed!

 

Here at Kingdom Books, we have a special place in our hearts for our national tradition, and keeping a fully-stocked collection of Scottish literature and poetry is as much a duty as it is a pleasure. We have everything you’ll be looking for, all in a convenient place. You won’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home to find some of the greatest books Scotland has ever produced! For those looking to buy literature and poetry books online, we warmly invite you to take a look at our listings below and find your next great read!

The Complete Poems and Songs of Robert | Kingdom Books Ltd
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The Complete Poems and Songs of Robert

The Gresham Publishing Co. Ltd

This title includes all of Burns' poems and songs, with a helpful glossary explaining difficult words, a chronology of Burns's life and a bibliogra...

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A Scots Quair by Lewis Grassic Gibbon | Edinburgh University Press
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A Scots Quair by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Edinburgh University Press

A Scots Quair : The Mearns Trilogy by Lewis Grassic Gibbon One of the all-time greats of Scottish literature, truly revolutionary, A Scots Quair is...

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Pocket Classics Box Set | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Pocket Classics Box Set

Canongate Books LTD

The Pocket Classics is an essential introduction to the rich diversity of Scottish literature.

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A Year of Scottish Poems | Kingdom Books Ltd
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A Year of Scottish Poems

Pan Macmillan

A Year of Scottish Poems by Gaby Morgan A Year of Scottish Poems is a glorious collection of 366 poems compiled by Gaby Morgan. Reflecting the chan...

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The Ballad and the Plough: Portrait of | Kingdom Books Ltd
The Ballad and the Plough: Portrait of | Kingdom Books Ltd
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The Ballad and the Plough: Portrait of

Birlinn General

The final volume in the author's trilogy on life in rural Scotland. This work completes the cycle begun with "Willie Gavin, Crofter Man" and "The C...

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Grassic Gibbon and His World by Peter | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Grassic Gibbon and His World by Peter

Aberdeen Journals Ltd

Lewis Grassic Gibbon was born in 1901 in Aberdeenshire as James Leslie Mitchell. Among his work is the trilogy A Scot’s Quair,  which is considered...

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The Heart of Mid-Lothian (Penguin | Kingdom Books Ltd
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The Heart of Mid-Lothian (Penguin

Penguin Books Ltd

Jeanie Deans, a dairymaid, decides she must walk to London to gain an audience with the Queen. Her sister is to be executed for infanticide and, wh...

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The Bard by Robert Crawford | Kingdom Books Ltd
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The Bard by Robert Crawford

Vintage Publishing

Robert Crawford is a poet and  Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews.Drawing on a surprising variety of untapped sourc...

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The Stone by Nigel Tranter | Kingdom Books Ltd
The Stone by Nigel Tranter | Kingdom Books Ltd
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The Stone by Nigel Tranter

Novelsound

The Stone is Nigel Tranter's tale of the quest for the true Stone of Destiny, and with it the possible solution to a mystery that has endured for m...

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