News and Events
At Extremis Publishing we are in the process of developing new titles throughout the year, and information about book releases will be posted to the site along with author news and breaking developments.
Please keep checking back for updates about our forthcoming publications, as well as details of book launches and other Extremis Publishing public events.
Travelling the Snow Roads with David
15th January 2021
In this short series of features, we're going to be taking a look at just a few of the highlights on the amazing Snow Roads scenic route from Blairgowrie to Grantown-on-Spey, as described by David M. Addison in his popular title Exploring the Snow Roads.
First on David's list of must-see road trip destinations is beautiful Corgarff Castle, near the village of Corgarff in the Scottish North-East. Standing in splendid isolation amongst the rolling hills of beautiful Aberdeenshire, the castle is a dominating feature which reflects its long and turbulent history.
The castle was constructed by the Elphinstone family around the year 1530 and had a troubled history, being burned in 1571 by Adam Gordon of Auchindoun, then captured in 1607 by Alexander Forbes of Towie before eventually coming into the ownership of the Earl of Mar in 1626. Following further burnings, this time by Jacobites, in 1689 and 1716, the castle was purchased by the British government and converted into a barracks. It eventually passed into the hands of the state in 1961, and is now a schdeuled ancient monument under the custodianship of Historic Environment Scotland.
Members of the public can visit Corgarff Castle to discover more about its role as a residence of Scotland's nobility as well as its later function as a base for troops combating whisky smugglers. Visitors can admire the castle's eye-catching star-shaped perimeter wall, marvel at the natural beauty of the building's surroundings, and view the specially-reconstructed barrack rooms which reflect its 18th century environment.
Following the current lockdown, please check the Historic Environment Scotland website for details about the castle's opening times before you visit.
For much more about Corgarff Castle, please check out David M. Addison's Exploring the Snow Roads.
Image Copyright © David M. Addison, all rights reserved.
Announcing An Affair with a Village for Pre-order
11th January 2021
It is with much pleasure that Extremis Publishing would like to announce a new book by Professor Joy Hendry. In An Affair with a Village, this renowned, award-winning anthopologist relates her experiences with the Japanese village of Kurotsuchi, providing cultural insights and observations gained during her time spent with its fascinating inhabitants.
Meet the families who make up this extraordinary community, learn about their customs and social life, and share in their festivities and family celebrations as well as their times of grief. Accompany Joy as she reveals the many changes that have taken place in the village over the decades, and describes the unique bond she has forged with the remarkable citizens there. The book is presented in full colour with many photographs of Joy's experiences in Japan and beyond.
An Affair with a Village is released on Monday 15th February 2021. For more details of the book, including participating online retailers for pre-order, please visit our An Affair with a Village page.
Congratulations to Robbie, FRSA!
7th January 2021
Warmest congratulations to Robert Murray upon being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts! Fellowship to this learned society is awarded to those who have demonstrated that they have made significant contributions to social change, and who support the RSA's mission of finding practical solutions to social challenges. Since 1754, the RSA Fellowship has been a community of leaders in the fields of art, literature, journalism and business who have made significant contributions to society or the arts, and Robbie joins a fellowship which is elected from eighty countries worldwide. Our most sincere best wishes to him on the news of this much-deserved accolade.
First Podcast of 2021
5th January 2021
In respectful tribute to our dear friend Eddie Small, lecturer in creative writing at the University of Dundee, we are presenting a special interview that Eddie recorded with us before he sadly passed away last year. In this podcast, Eddie talks with Tom Christie about his five favourite films - the cinematic features which have most inspired Tom, and which have influenced his writing on the subject over the years.
To listen to the podcast, please visit our podcast page.