Jo Brand

Jo Brand

on John McPake and the Sea Beggars

"A dark, comical story of seeming no-hopers which moves seamlessly between modern day Edinburgh and 16th Century Holland and opens up the world of those who struggle through life labelled as mentally ill to comic and touching effect."

Rory McGrath

Rory McGrath

on Boswell’s Bus Pass

"Great travel writing, thoughtful, whimsical, informative. I did most of this journey in boat with Griff Rhys Jones and Dara O'Brien. This book is much more fun!"

Undiscovered Scotland

Undiscovered Scotland

on The Aeronaut’s Guide to Rapture

"Three stories from three different places, widely separated in space and time. And three utterly compelling central characters, who have much in common as they seek to escape the circumstances in which they find themselves and somehow carve out a better future."

Other Writing

...and updates from the author

Event: Blash o God

Stuart will be giving a half hour reading and talk about his upcoming novel The Reek of Sulphur at ‘Blash o God with Robert Campbell Henderson & Hugh McMillan’. Blash o God is a collaboration Read more…

Anorak Island

Stuart Campbell describes his passion for book collecting and how he manages to buy a first edition of Treasure Island in The Scottish Book Collector. ‘It is clearly outrageous to pay £1500 for a book: Read more…

RLS took me hostage

An extract from a forthcoming anthology of essays in praise of Robert Louis Stevenson. Stevenson took me hostage half a century ago when life was full of possibility and I was young and easy under Read more…