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  • Cover scan of The Girl With No Name
    The Girl With No Name: The Incredible True Story Of A Child Raised By Monkeys
    Marina Chapman - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    In 1954, a young girl was abducted and then abandoned in the Colombian rainforest. So begins the incredible story of Marina Chapman, who went on to spend five years in the jungle, her only family being a troop of capuchin monkeys. Using instinct to guide her, she copied everything they did and soon learned to fend for herself. At around ten years old, a feral Marina was returned to civilisation by hunters, who sold her to a brothel. Beaten daily and groomed to be a prostitute, she escaped and lived as a street kid. However, Marina's life as a wild child wasn't over - in some ways, it had only just begun.
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    Grains Of Truth
    Jack Webster - Paperback - B & W
    The autobiography of one of Scotland's most popular journalists, 'Grains of Truth' is an evocative and entertaining account of Jack Webster's life, from his early days in Aberdeenshire to his long and distinguished career in journalism.
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    The Glasgow Curse: My Life In The Criminal Underworld
    William Lobban - Paperback - Birlinn
    This chilling and disturbing memoir tells the story of one of Glasgow's most notorious criminals, a man accused of many murders. Writing in his own words, William Lobban tells how he was born in Exeter Prison to a violent, schizophrenic mother and went on to start his own career in crime.
  • Cover scan of The Girl With No Name
    The Girl With No Name: The Incredible True Story Of A Child Raised By Monkeys
    Marina Chapman - Hardback - Mainstream Publishing
    In 1954, a young girl was abducted and then abandoned in the Colombian rainforest. So begins the incredible story of Marina Chapman, who went on to spend five years in the jungle, her only family being a troop of capuchin monkeys. Using instinct to guide her, she copied everything they did and soon learned to fend for herself. At around ten years old, a feral Marina was returned to civilisation by hunters, who sold her to a brothel. Beaten daily and groomed to be a prostitute, she escaped and lived as a street kid. However, Marina's life as a wild child wasn't over - in some ways, it had only just begun.
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    Greyfriars Bobby: The Most Faithful Dog In The World
    Jan Bondeson - Paperback - Amberley
    Greyfriars Bobby, the most faithful dog in the world, kept vigil at his master's grave for 14 long years, before dying in 1872. This title tells the true story of this amazing dog, using original sources.
  • Cover scan of Gangsters, Killers And Me
    Gangsters, Killers And Me: A Detective's Story
    Gerard Gallacher - Paperback - Black & White
    An account of a police career at the sharp end of the action by a detective who wouldn't toe the line. As well as giving his forthright views on the less than exemplary conduct of some senior officers, Gallacher now reveals what really happened behind the scenes in some of the country's most high profile cases.
  • Cover scan of The Gangster's Wife
    The Gangster's Wife: Life With A Notorious Crime Boss
    David Leslie - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    This is the life story of Mags McGraw, from being a London clippie through often hilarious days running an ice cream van during the infamous Glasgow ice cream wars to managing a notorious bar, being agony aunt to the toughest criminals around, hiding a secret love, and sharing a life with husband Tam, the notorious Licensee.
  • Cover scan of Golf On The Rocks
    Golf On The Rocks: A Journey Round Scotland's Island Courses
    Gary Sutherland - Paperback - Hachette Scotland
    Gary Sutherland was a lapsed golfer, until he acquired his late dad's putter. After studying a crumpled golf map of Scotland, Gary decided to embark on a voyage. His target was to play 18 rounds of golf on 18 Scottish islands in honour of his dad, a ship's captain who, when he wasn't at sea, was never off the golf course.
  • Cover scan of Groomed
    Groomed: An Uncle Who Went Too Far, A Mother Who Didn't Care, A Little Girl Who Waited Years For Justice.
    Laurie Matthew - Paperback - Simon & Schuster
    This is a shocking memoir of a difficult, abusive childhood in the 1950s and 1960s written by Laurie Matthew, a leading expert in child protection.
  • Cover scan of Gangsters, Killers And Me
    Gangsters, Killers And Me: A Detective's Story
    Gerard Gallacher - Paperback - Black & White
    An account of a police career at the sharp end of the action by a detective who wouldn't toe the line. As well as giving his forthright views on the less than exemplary conduct of some senior officers, Gallacher now reveals what really happened behind the scenes in some of the country's most high profile cases.

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