THE GALLERY ON THE HILL.  THE BOOKSHOP        
We believe that one of the attractions of bookshops is just to wander around and discover new and exciting books.
Subjects that you know and love and subjects which are new and have yet to be enjoyed.
So - there are no sections here, just random books for you to browse - and hopefully buy through the website links that we provide.  We are opening ahead of schedule so that people looking for Christmas present ideas have time to order a book, so only a limited stock is shown. Please remember - we do not sell any books directly here, they have to be purchased directly through the author's websites or Amazon - just click on the books to visit their sites.  We do not show prices as these will vary according to the choice of book type - hardback, paperback or Kindle.
AMAZON REVIEW.
This book of reminiscences and one liners is a must for those of us who still have funny bones. Alton appeared with and was a friend to a lot of household names that we would easily remember. Keith Williams.
Available from his website  www.altondouglas.co.uk
AMAZON REVIEW.
The characters are engaging and the storytelling is fast paced. The Glasgow setting provides a perfect backdrop to this tartan noir. The snippets of humour bring the characters to life and add a little light relief to the darkness of the night! - Kim Macleod
Paperback and Kindle e-book.

Available from the Author's website at -
www.csduffywriter.com
As a self-confessed magazine addict, Fiona started working on teen bible Jackie in Dundee at the age of 17. Originally from a West Yorkshire village called Goose Eye, she spent her twenties as a magazine journalist in London and moved to a crumbling old house in the South Lanarkshire countryside when her twin sons were toddlers.

Available from her website at - www.fionagibson.com
The Famous Five began life as eagerly-awaited magazine serials which achieved an instant following. So popular were the books that readers urged the publishers to establish a Famous Five club. The characters have inspired board games, stationery, a play, and two TV series. Having celebrated 70 fabulous years in 2012, it's clear the Five are here to stay for a long time to come!  From Amazon.


Bath Novel Award runner up 2015.

"Written with energy and tons of heart, FULMAR brings to life a cast of colourful characters in the surf community in Cornwall...Well-drawn characters leap off the page in this gritty YA, and I cheered and almost cried when Jacob finally recognises the inevitable summer inside himself." Mildred Yuan, United Agents...

Available from Amazon.
Graham Cole played PC Tony Stamp in hit television drama The Bill for nearly 25 years. Now he lifts the lid on his own life and reveals how he became one of Britain's best-loved TV cops. From growing up in London to patrolling the streets of fictional Sun Hill, Graham's story is witty and warm and reveals what life is like as a star of the country's favourite police drama.

Available from Amazon.
I really mean it when I saw 'If you're going to buy just one book ....'
Those who have seen this or other editions will know how full of information this is, if you don't then you really need to get a look inside and times that by 10,000. Impress / amuse / bore the pants off of family, friends, work colleagues and fellow travellers on public transport by relaying to them such essential items of information included patron saints of cobblers and fishmongers, the history of rotten boroughs, catch phrases from turn of the century music hall comedians, Greek and Roman mythology, etc. etc.  PaulEG. 
Available from Amazon.
The village is bedevilled by talk, and all is not as it seems in the village of Turnham Malpas...

Does pushy newcomer Venetia have her eye on Peter, the handsome rector? Is Jeremy, her husband, really making a success of the new health club? And why does Willie's new love set a vicious tongue wagging? In the Royal Oak, the usual banter has turned to bitter wrangling as the rector's wife Caroline makes a challenge over an ancient country tradition and splits the village her husband had so recently united.

As the people of the village use the power of words to reconcile or divide, Peter finds that it is what isn't talked about that threatens to cause madness, confusion and tragedy.

Available from Amazon.
This is an updated and newly revised edition of the classic book The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression. Originally published in 1994 and first revised in 2010, The Art of Photography has sold well over 100,000 copies and has firmly established itself as the most readable, understandable, and complete textbook on photography. Featuring nearly 200 beautiful photographs in both black-and-white and color, as well as numerous charts, graphs, and tables, this book presents the world of photography to beginner, intermediate, and advanced photographers who seek to make a personal statement through the medium of photography.

Available from Amazon.
This work tells the story of the 20th century using images and messages from 2000 picture postcards. The postcards depict the day-to-day life of people and what mattered to them, pleased them, shocked or amused them via the cards they chose to send. Year-by-year the book presents everyone from the high and mighty to the low and the worthy talking about the characters, events and hot spots of the century. Saucy seaside jokes, the disasters of the war, the hazards of travel, the caprices of life in work and leisure - all are pictured and discussed. Each year begins with postcard views of the New York skyline and of Piccadily Circus.  From Amazon.


In this deeply personal and lyrical exploration of what it means to ride a bicycle, Paul Maunder explores how our memories have a dialogue with landscape and how cycling and creativity are connected. Taking a journey through the places that have shaped him, we ride across wild moorland, through suburbia and city streets, into quintessentially English pastoral scenes. We see too some of the darker parts of the British countryside, sites of great secrecy that intrigue the imagination. This is a book about how landscape can sustain us, and how even an hour's escape can inspire our creative sides. The bicycle allows us to explore and dream, and return in time for dinner.  Available from Amazon.
Don Baarns has been writing a salsa dance blog under the moniker of "The Unlikely Salsero" for many years. He has now rewritten and compacted his thoughts and advice to beginner social dancers in a 100 page book.

He writes easily and fluently, in a chatty, familiar way, ideal for the subject in hand. Most chapters are 2 to 3 pages in length so a lot of subjects are covered. Some are aimed at the leader, for example "Guys: protect your partner" and "The half song strategy"; others for the follower eg "Why don't the guys ask me?" but most are relevant to both, again, examples are "How long before I get good?" and "Wandering eyes: cheating on your instructor".

It is crammed with good and practical advice, and even if old lags like myself found a lot of common sense, it was still an useful and interesting read. For the beginner dancer, just starting to go to social events (parties) it would be invaluable. Definitely recommended.
Phil Watkinson.  Available from Amazon.
Transform ordinary stones into colorful works of art with this original guide by a social media sensation. Full-color illustrations accompany step-by-step instructions for creating 30 different themes, from depictions of trees, flowers, and animals to mandalas, geometric patterns, marine and holiday motifs, and more. Projects range from simple to advanced and include suggestions for display.  Available from Amazon.
Every opera lover enjoys a performance more when accompanied by a knowledgeable friend. In this indispensable guide, well-known opera critic Charles Osborne provides exactly that. Osborne fills in the details on 175 of the world's most frequently performed operas, including facts about the composer and the music, a plot outline, accounts of famous performers, and much more. "This book is exactly what the title claims: an opera lover's companion. Reading it is like going to the opera with a knowledgeable friend who tells you enough to make you want to see the piece but not so much you're drowned in superfluous detail."-Richard Fawkes, Opera Now "   Available from Amazon.
From Mozart to Mendelssohn, this comprehensive guide to classical music history and classical music biography is the perfect latest addition to the bestselling Big Ideas series.
Easy to understand and clear to follow, this history of classical music explores and explains music theory and the impact of seminal pieces, while also providing fascinating stories about the lives of crucial composers and performers. Available from Amazon.