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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. 

The Fife Book - East  Neuk Books Ltd
The Fife Book - East  Neuk Books Ltd
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The Fife Book

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The Kingdom of Fife, as it is still proudly known, lies at the heart of Scotland. From earliest times it had been the centre of power and is of his...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Fife Fishermen: Portraits & Recipes by Caroline Trotter - East  Neuk Books Ltd
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Fife Fishermen: Portraits & Recipes by Caroline Trotter

Caroline Trotter

This is a record of some of the people who make, or have made, their living from fishing the shores around the East Neuk of Fife. From Lower Largo ...

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Dyker Lad: Recollections of Life in an East Neuk of Fife Fishing Village; before, during, and after the Second World War - East  Neuk Books Ltd
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Dyker Lad: Recollections of Life in an East Neuk of Fife Fishing Village; before, during, and after the Second World War

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Dyker Lad: Recollections of Life in an East Neuk of Fife Fishing Village; before, during, and after the Second World War.  Alexander 'Sonny' Corsto...

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A Selection of Poems by Peter Smith, the Fisherman Poet of Cellardyke - East  Neuk Books Ltd
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A Selection of Poems by Peter Smith, the Fisherman Poet of Cellardyke

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A Selection of Poems by Peter Smith, the Fisherman Poet of Cellardyke by Peter Smith (Author) compiled by James K. Corstorphine,  Peter Smith was b...

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The Weem Witch by Leonard Low - East  Neuk Books Ltd
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The Weem Witch by Leonard Low

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The Weem Witch by Leonard Low was one of the first books to examine the history of witches in the East Neuk of Fife. Leonard Low was born in Upper ...

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