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An Edinburgh-based publisher committed to presenting challenging, contemporary voices from both Scotland and beyond.

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Taproot Press was started by two University of Edinburgh students, Patrick and Dani, with the help of experienced editor Jennie Renton and poets Robert Alan Jamieson and Miranda Pearson.

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‘At once a curse, a lament, a radical cry, each narrative thread weaves its magic to make a spellbinding whole. A beguiling and perfectly crafted novella coloured by the bracken and the bluebells of a Scottish autumn and spring.’ – Mary Paulson-Ellis

In this latest book by Saltire-shortlisted Linda Cracknell, the history of a Perthshire woollen mill is told through the lives of those locked in and out of its walls: a wandering stone mason, disaffected architect, and rural suffragette.

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Taproot Press is an independent, Edinburgh-based publisher of challenging, contemporary literature from Scotland and around the world.

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Email a PDF of your work, as well as a short biography and synopsis to taprootpressuk@gmail.com

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