New items received this week by the National Library of Scotland included Fever of the bone, the new novel by Scottish crime writer Val McDermid and latest in the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series. Val was brought up in Kirkcaldy and is the author of over 20 bestselling novels.
Two new titles published by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland were also received this week. The Traprain Law environs project : fieldwork and excavations 2000-200 by Colin Haselgrove presents the results of surveys and excavations in East Lothian to reveal more about the history of the use of this site over the millennia. On the fringe of Neolithic Europe : excavation of a chambered cairn on the holm of Papa Westray, Orkney by Anna Ritchie looks at a five thousand year old burial cairn in Orkney.
Another interesting title received this week was Holy Cross Academy Edinburgh : the life and times of a Catholic school 1907-1969 by Norah Carlin. This book tells the story of the only Catholic high school in Edinburgh, inspired by the school’s recent centenary reunion in 2007.