'Living history" is a term more usually applied to theatrical recreations for tourists in historic buildings, but let us appropriate it for this third novel by Joseph Boyden, already much praised in his native Canada.
Human Rights In A Big Yellow Taxi by Peter Kerr (Vagabond Voices, £8.95)
Ian Bell reviews two important books ahead of the independence referendum.
It seems self-evident, perhaps, that books should be about stories.
A Rip Van Winkle for our times, Dundonian Euan Saddler casts his vote in the 1979 devolution referendum then falls into a sleep that lasts for 20 years.
There are some books that seem as if they might fit snugly into almost any stocking, no matter how old or young the owner's foot.
The seminal texts of psycho-analysis refer to a woman named "Anna O", whose case was one of the cornerstones of the discipline.
Instructions For A Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell (Tinder Press, £7.99)