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Local Books & Authors

Local Books & Authors

We have lots of fiction and non-fiction books written by local authors who often visit our shop. For example, if you like real life history, there are books by Leonard Low such as Scotland’s Untold Stories and The Weem Witch. 

 

For Crime Fiction, we have well known local writers Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Scott Oswald as well as Mac Logan, author of The Angel’s Share series. 

If you are a visitor, tourist or local who would like to learn more about our regional and national history, we have lots of books about the East Neuk, Leven and other towns and villages in Fife. Many books are about Fife industries like Fishing, Farming, Coal Mines or pastimes like walking, cycling or visiting interesting places. We have books by authors such as Eric Eunson, Raymond Brown, Hamish Brown, Lorn Mackintyre, Christopher Trotter, Caroline Trotter, Peter Smith and Jack Gillon. 

The East Neuk of Fife is a wee corner of Scotland south of St. Andrews, stretching from Fife Ness and Balcomie golf course in the East to Lower Largo and Lundin Links in the West including the popular fishing villages of Anstruther, Cellardyke, Crail, Pittenweem and St Monans.

Inland the area includes Kingsbarns on the road between Crail and St. Andrews, famed for its Golf course and other golf courses in the region include Charlton, Dumbarnie Links, Elie & Earlsferry, Lundin Links and Lundin Ladies courses. 

Kingsbarns also has a popular garden attraction at Cambo Estate with its Snowdrop collection and there is Kellie Castle, near Arncroach,  a National Trust for Scotland property  once owned by the famous Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer and his son, sculptor Hew Lorimer. During the summer months Kellie Castle garden teams up with the private garden’s at nearby Balcaskie estate. Other private gardens that open to the public as part of Scotland’s Garden Scheme are Balcarres house near Colinsburgh, the ancestral seat of the Premier Earl of Scotland, the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres and a few miles west is Teasses estate gardens near Upper Largo which are also open after substantial  renovations. 

The ruined mansion of Largo House and its walled garden are also in the planning stage of renovation too. It has a commanding view of beautiful Largo Bay with its long stretch of golden sand from Shell Bay caravan park to the small village of Lower Largo, birthplace of Alexander Selkirk, the real life inspiration for Robinson Crusoe. 

Old Crail by Eric Eunson - KINGDOM BOOKS LEVEN
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Old Crail by Eric Eunson

Stenlake Publishing

Potted history and annotated old photographs of this East Neuk town. Among the photographs featured are Rose Wynd, the harbour, Shoregate, Castle W...

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Wheels Around St. Andrews and North Fife - East  Neuk Books Ltd
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Wheels Around St. Andrews and North Fife

Stenlake Publishing

This companion volume to the recent Wheels around Kirkcaldy and East Fife and the earlier Wheels around Dunfermline and West Fife completes Alan Br...

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Largo's Untold Stories by Leonard Low - East  Neuk Books Ltd
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Largo's Untold Stories by Leonard Low

Steve Savage Publishers Limited

LARGOS UNTOLD STORIES a book covering Witches, cannibalism, serious perverts, sea battles ,Plague, maniac sea captains and the bigamist drunken ant...

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The Hairy Bakers by Mungo & Tilly Trotter - KINGDOM BOOKS LEVEN
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The Hairy Bakers by Mungo & Tilly Trotter

Christopher Trotter

Healthy doggie snacks for you to make at home made by Mungo and Tilly Trotter with help from Christopher Trotter & photographs by Caroline Trot...

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Old Pittenweem by Eric Eunson - KINGDOM BOOKS LEVEN
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Old Pittenweem by Eric Eunson

Stenlake Publishing

Wonderful book featuring local history by a local author.

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Salt-sprayed burgh: a view of Ansthruther - East  Neuk Books Ltd
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Salt-sprayed burgh: a view of Ansthruther

Pinetree Press

This is an excellent condition paperback book by Forbes Macgregor from 1998 covering topics such as Picts, Culdees, Calvinists and Witchcraft in th...

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The Fife Coast : From the Forth Bridges to Leuchars by the Castles Coast and the East Neuk - East  Neuk Books Ltd
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The Fife Coast : From the Forth Bridges to Leuchars by the Castles Coast and the East Neuk

Mainstream Publishing

The Fife Coast has long been a popular area for walkers. Hamish Brown, writer, traveller and climber, has compiled a fascinating book of walks whic...

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Recollections of East Fife Fisher-folk - East  Neuk Books Ltd
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Recollections of East Fife Fisher-folk

Birlinn General

During the early part of the 20th century, fishing still formed one of the main industries in the famous corner of Fife. Belle Patrick spent her fi...

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Portrait of the East Neuk by Lorn Mackintyre & Peter Adamson - East  Neuk Books Ltd
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Portrait of the East Neuk by Lorn Mackintyre & Peter Adamson

Alvie Publications

Wonderful coffee table style book of colour photographs by Fife photographer Peter Adamson and St Andrews author Lorn Mackintyre

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Where the Clock Stands Still: The East Neuk of Fife - East  Neuk Books Ltd
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Where the Clock Stands Still: The East Neuk of Fife

Canongate Books LTD

  The East Neuk of Fife is situated in a quiet, rather inaccessible corner of Scotland projecting out into the North Sea. Life in the area is centr...

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