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- Add to BasketPatrick Neill: Doyen Of Scottish Horticulture
- Paperback - Whittles
This volume chronicles the activities of one of the most important Scotsmen of the 19th century. One of the key figures in the history of Scottish horticulture by virtue of his widespread and lasting influence.
- Add to BasketI Should Have Lifted You Carefully Over
- Paperback - Sandstone
'I Should Have Lifted You Carefully Over' is Wencke Mühleisen's account of her mother's death, and about the distance and intimacy between two women who have come to very different terms with life.
- Add to BasketScottish Family Legends
- Paperback - Luath
A collection of humorous and thought-provoking true stories by ordinary people about the colourful family member whose experiences have made them a real-life legend. The text tells stories from and about the people who help to make up the rich and diverse tapestry of Scotland's history and present.
- Add to BasketJames With A Silent C
- Paperback - Linen
Jim McPhail is a survivor. He gets through a childhood of soul-numbing poverty and an adolescence lived among drug dealers on the streets of Glasgow. At his lowest point Jim turns his life around and finds his soul-mate. Fate then deals the cruellest card. Jim is diagnosed with advanced Hepatitis C.
- Add to BasketSimpson: The Turbulent Life Of A Medical Pioneer
- Paperback - Birlinn
This is the story of one of the great events in the history of medicine. In 1847, challenging the firmly held convictions of the medical profession of the time, James Young Simpson demonstrated that a woman could be safely relieved of the pain of difficult labour by the administration of a general anaesthetic.
- Add to BasketTraveller In Two Worlds
- Hardback - Luath
This biography of Scottish storyteller Duncan Williamson traces the friendship between Williamson and David Campbell through their capers and quarrels. Campbell opens the door to Williamson's captivating 'other' world crammed with anecdotes, folklore and memories.
- Add to BasketJames Young Simpson: Lad O Pairts
- Paperback - Scottish History Press
This title draws out hitherto disregarded aspects of James Young Simpson's career and public life, including his gynaecological research, his teaching role, his involvement in other medical controversies and his international reputation.
- Add to BasketTrawlerman
- Paperback - Sphere
During his 30-year career, Jimmy Buchan - skipper of Amity II, a fishing vessel based in Peterhead - has seen other skippers fall by the wayside, undone by a declining industry or lost to the unforgiving North Sea. In 'Trawlerman', Jimmy recalls the danger and despair of a life spent at sea.
- Add to BasketGuvnor General: How I Survived Childhood Hell, Football Violence, Hard Drugs And United's Red Army
- Paperback - Fort
To say that Andrew Bennion had it tough would be an understatement. His early life, in fact, makes Cass Pennant's upbringing look like Little Lord Fauntleroy's. Bennion was forced to live rough on the streets of Manchester from the age of eleven, where he
- Add to BasketEccentric Wealth: The Bulloughs Of Rum
- Paperback - Birlinn
In 'Eccentric Wealth', Alastair Scott traces the life of Lancashire industrialist Sir George Bullough in this absorbing biography which explores his family's connection with the Hebridean island of Rum, particularly the building of Kinloch Castle, the most intact preserve of Edwardian high-living to be found in Britain.