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*Announcement*  Talk of the Town will be taking a break from December.  You will still be able to link up during November. Thank you for all your support. x

Welcome back to your fortnightly Talk of the Town where we share the book love.

Not joined in Talk of the Town linky I co-host with Lindsay from Bookboodle before?  No worries!  You can check out all the details of the linky and if you’re unsure about how to link you can follow my walkthrough.  If you have any questions, please ask.

Each month we will be showcasing a novel from our sponsors, Black & White Publishing (and if you link up, you’ll be entered into a monthly giveaway).

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This is our first Black & White showcase for November and if you’re a gin drinker, you’re going to love it!

Gin Galore Sean Murphy

Scottish gin has never been more on trend. It’s currently undergoing a massive revival, fuelled in part by the boom in small craft distilleries which have reinvigorated and transformed the gin market. Gin can be relatively simply produced – which enables craft gin distilleries across Scotland to create a refreshing range of boutique products, many of which are making some seriously big waves both in this corner of the world and beyond. Did you know, for example, that a Scottish gin has recently been crowned the ‘World’s Strongest Gin’ – taking the title from a Swedish distillery?

World Gin Day and the Scottish Juniper Festival – plus the huge boom in spending on gin in the UK – mean there’s no better time to be a gin fan, to get to know Scottish gin and the intriguing stories behind it. This guide will make the perfect companion for gin lovers across Scotland and the UK, as well as gin-loving tourist visitors to Scotland…


  • 50 independent or bespoke Scottish gins
  • Cocktail recipes or perfect serve suggestions for each gin
  • Space for your own tasting notes and ratings, making your book a passport to the world of Scottish gins
  • An expert section on the distillation process
  • A rundown of the botanicals that give each gin its unique flavours
  • A lesson on garnishes, helping you to change things up when you serve

Gin Galore publishes in hardback on 15th November.  Not long to go!  This would make the perfect Christmas gift for the gin lover in your life.

Sean MurphyDriven by a passion for all things gin and whisky-related, Sean Murphy writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his gin and whisky knowledge built up over six years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drinks.

Tweet with Sean @DistillaSean You can find his articles on Scotsman Food & Drink.


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If you would like us to share the book love and RT the post you link up on Twitter, tag Lindsay (@bookboodle) or myself (@shazgoodwin) and we’ll share your tweet. If you’re sharing this post and can add @bwpublishing that would be fab.

I pin all the Talk of the Town posts on a dedicated Pinterest board.  I’m delighted your posts catch the attention of Pinterest users (as the owner of the board, I receive notifications when a pin is re-pinned).

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Giveaway! everyone who links each month will go into the hat for a giveaway.  The winner will be randomly selected and the book will be sent directly from Black & White Publishing.


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Looking forward to seeing the book love you’re sharing on Talk of the Town this week.


Talk of the TownBlack & White Publishing was founded in 1999. Since then, they’ve grown into one of Scotland’s leading independent publishers with over 300 books in print across a variety of genres. Committed to publishing the best books from the most talented writers in the UK and beyond they produce an extensive range of titles, including general non-fiction,  biography,  sport and humour,  as well as selected fiction,  young adult and children’s books.

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I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 8+ years. My love of reading, crocheting, being out in nature and positive psychology are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school.

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