Amongst the books recently received by the National Library of Scotland was The death of Lomond Friel, the debut novel by Sue Peebles. Sue, who has worked as a researcher, university teacher and social worker, was born in Scotland but spent some of her childhood in Detroit before settling in Fife.
Another recent addition was The stars in the bright sky, the follow up novel to The sopranos by Scottish novelist Alan Warner. The sopranos won the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award in 1998. The stars in the bright sky picks up the story of the six ex-convent school choir girls four years on as they head off on a last-minute holiday to celebrate their reunion.
Also recently received was The ambulance box by Scottish poet Andrew Philip. Andrew was born in Aberdeen and has lived in Falkirk, Berlin and Edinburgh, where he studied linguistics at university. Although Andrew has published two previous poetry pamphlets, this is his first book of poetry.
Recent non-fiction additions included Built by Nobles of Girvan by Sam Henderson and Peter Drummond. This volume gives an account of the history of Alexander Noble & Sons, a Girvan based boat-building company, from 1946 to the present day.