In Junior fiction, there's Nicola Morgan's Fleshmarket, 'set in Edinburgh in the gruesome 1820s' according to her website. The novelist David Almond has called it 'a dramatic and thought-provoking book.'
In senior fiction we have Zoe Heller's Booker Prize shortlisted Notes on a Scandal (recently made into a fine and chilling film with a superb performance by Judi Dench), another take on the idea of the unreliable narrator - in this case a teacher, gradually revealed as demented and obsessive (she's a history teacher, not an English one).
New non-fiction books include Northabout, the dramatic tale of an Irish crew's adventures in the Northwest and Northeast Passages. In January two of the sailors from this extraordinary journey at the top of the world came to talk to us in the Annual Geography Lecture in the Big Schoolroom.