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    Gorbals Diehards: A Wild Sixties Childhood
    Colin MacFarlane - Paperback - Mainstream
    During the 1960s Glasgow boy Colin MacFarlane had a gang: the Incredible Gorbals Diehards. These were young boys trying to survive in one of the world's toughest areas, the infamous slums of Glasgow. Here, MacFarlane reveals what it was like to grow up on the streets in the Gorbals during this period.
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    Jimmy Irish: Undercover And Alone Against The Mafia - A True Story
    Norman MacDonald - Paperback - Mainstream
    This is the true story of one mans fearless courage whilst working undercover to infiltrate the Mafia. On behalf of every law-abiding American, Jimmy Mullan put his own life on the line as every day and night he rubbed shoulders with the Mobs drug dealers, killers, extortionists, thieves and loan sharks.
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    Tommy's Peace: A Family Diary, 1919-33
    Thomas Cairns Livingstone - Paperback - Mainstream
    Thomas Cairns Livingstone began to note his day-to-day experiences in 1913 and continued faithfully for the next 30 years. With each witty and well-observed entry, he recorded events at home and abroad through times of war and peace, joy and sadness. In this follow-up to 'Tommy's War', the focus is on the post-war years.
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    When Fraser Met Billy
    Louise Booth - Paperback - Hodder
    Fraser was a two-year-old autistic child with a multitude of problems when he first met Billy at the cat protection shelter. Billy purred, laid his paws across Fraser and they have been inseparable ever since. Slowly but surely Billy has transformed Fraser's life. Fraser's mother Louise has watched her son move from being a child prone to anxiety, tantrums and sudden emotional meltdowns to now a much calmer, less moody four-year-old whose future looks a lot brighter. In their home on the Balmoral Estate, Billy acts as Fraser's guardian - never leaving his side at mealtimes and bedtimes or whenever he's feeling low. Their profound bond has immeasurably improved their lives and the family's, and brought them lots of hilarious and touching moments along the way.
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    The Island Nurse
    Mary J. MacLeod - Paperback - Luath Press
    Mary's post as district nurse on the remote island of Papavray in the 1970s gave her a unique insight into island life, and her stories of the troubles, joys, drama and comedies endured by her patients make this a charming and humorous account of community life on a small island in a bygone era.
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    Higher Ground
    Martin Moran - Paperback - Sandstone Press
    For decades now, Martin Moran has made his living as a mountain guide based in Strathcarron, Wester Ross. The Scottish hills have by no means bound or defined him though. It was after his ascent of the North Face of the Eiger that he made his decision to take the mountain guide qualifications. Martin has climbed and guided in the Alps, Norway, and the Himalayas, experiencing life changing adventures, near death experiences, meeting and guiding many interesting people. Humour has never been far away, but neither has excitement and interest. He has lived life in the mountains to the full and this is his story.
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    When Fraser Met Billy
    Louise Booth - Hardback - Hodder & Stoughton
    Fraser was a two-year-old autistic child with a multitude of problems when he first met Billy at the cat protection shelter. Billy purred, laid his paws across Fraser and they have been inseparable ever since. Slowly but surely Billy has transformed Fraser's life. Fraser's mother Louise has watched her son move from being a child prone to anxiety, tantrums and sudden emotional meltdowns to now a much calmer, less moody four-year-old whose future looks a lot brighter. In their home on the Balmoral Estate, Billy acts as Fraser's guardian - never leaving his side at mealtimes and bedtimes or whenever he's feeling low. Their profound bond has immeasurably improved their lives and the family's, and brought them lots of hilarious and touching moments along the way.
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    When Fraser Met Billy
    Louise Booth - Paperback - Hodder & Stoughton
    Fraser was a two-year-old autistic child with a multitude of problems when he first met Billy at the cat protection shelter. Billy purred, laid his paws across Fraser and they have been inseparable ever since. Slowly but surely Billy has transformed Fraser's life. Fraser's mother Louise has watched her son move from being a child prone to anxiety, tantrums and sudden emotional meltdowns to now a much calmer, less moody four-year-old whose future looks a lot brighter. In their home on the Balmoral Estate, Billy acts as Fraser's guardian - never leaving his side at mealtimes and bedtimes or whenever he's feeling low. Their profound bond has immeasurably improved their lives and the family's, and brought them lots of hilarious and touching moments along the way.
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    Island Wife: Living On The Edge Of The Wild
    Judy Fairbairns - Paperback - Two Roads
    'Island Wife' tells the story of Judy, who at 19, met her wild pioneer. He whisked her off into an adventure, a marriage of 40 years, and a life on a remote Hebridean island. Along the way she bears 5 children, learns how to run a rocky hill farm, a recording studio and the first whale watching business in the UK - all the while inventively making fraying ends meet.
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    The Cupboard Under The Stairs: A Boy Trapped In Hell--
    Paul Mason - Paperback - Mainstream
    Paul Mason's father was a policeman. He was also a member of a sadistic paedophile ring that operated on the outskirts of Carlisle during the 1960s. He would keep Paul locked up and naked in a tiny cupboard under the stairs of their home before sexually abusing him. This title tells Paul's story.

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