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  • Cover scan of Escape From Evil
    Escape From Evil
    Cathy Wilson - Paperback - Pan
    Cathy was just 16 when she met a charming older man called Peter Tobin. He became first controlling, then violent, and Cathy found herself trapped in a terrifyingly abusive marriage. Eventually, for the sake of her young son, she found the strength to escape. Then in 2006 she saw on TV that her ex-husband was a serial killer.
  • Cover scan of James Colquhoun Irvine
    James Colquhoun Irvine: St Andrews' Second Founder
    Julia Melvin - Hardback - John Donald
    This biography unfolds the life of a great Scotsman, who led the University of St. Andrews at its most significant point of development.
  • Cover scan of The Silent Weaver
    The Silent Weaver: The Extraordinary Life And Work Of Angus Macphee
    Roger Hutchinson - Paperback - Birlinn
    'The Silent Weaver' is an exploration of mental health, the creative process, human frailty and ancient traditions. Tall, shy 24-year-old Angus MacPhee returned from war alive but in chronic mental pain.
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    The Verdict: Life, Laughter And The Law
    Irvine Smith - Hardback - Black & White
    Legendary Sheriff Irvine Smith QC is one of the most formidable lawyers of his generation. Called to the Bar in 1953, he was involved as Counsel in some of Scotland's biggest cases and also defended five capital murder trials before the abolition of the death penalty. Here he gives his expert verdict on life, laughter and the law.
  • Cover scan of The Whaler Of Scotland Yard
    The Whaler Of Scotland Yard
    Jock Murray - Paperback - Birlinn
    In this autobiography, Jock Murray looks back on an extraordinarily varied life, from Hebridean croft and Antartic whaling-ship to a remarkable career in the Metropolitan Police.
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    Wildlife Detective: A Life Fighting Wildlife Crime
    Alan Stewart - Paperback - Argyll
    'Wildlife Detective' is an account of over 40 years policing a sector of criminal activity about which much of the public and even some police officers are unaware.
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    The Last Laird Of Coll
    Mairi Hedderwick - Paperback - Birlinn
    Reveals both the beauty of the island as well as the harshness of island life and the incredible story of how the laird inherited an estate burdened with debt, spending his life trying to rebuild a livelihood from it.
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    Scandalous, Immoral And Improper: The Trial Of Helen Percy
    Helen Percy - Paperback - Argyll
    In 1995, Helen Percy, a young Church of Scotland minister in an outwardly idyllic rural parish was raped by one of her congregation. But instead of the rapist being put on trial, she was - by fellow Church members, ministers, the media and powerful forces in the Church itself. This book tells her story.
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    The Man Who Gave Away His Island: A Life Of John Lorne Campbell Of Canna
    Ray Perman - Paperback - Birlinn
    This is the story of a remarkable man and his triumph over adversity, bank managers and bureaucrats to fulfil his dream. Even after he gave it to the National Trust for Scotland he still had to fight to secure his legacy.
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    Maxwell's Ghost: An Epilogue To Gavin Maxwell's Camusfearna
    Richard Frere - Paperback - Birlinn
    This is a personal and sympathetic look at the author of Ring of Bright Water in his last tumultuous years by one of his closest friends. It provides an honest portrait of Maxwell through the destruction of Camusfearna to his acceptance of death.

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