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  • Cover scan of Maggie & Me
    Maggie & Me
    Damian Barr - Paperback - Bloomsbury
    It is 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Maggie Thatcher survives. In small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian Barr watches in horror as his mum rips her wedding ring off and packs their bags. He knows he, too, must survive. Damian, his sister and his Catholic mum move in with her sinister new boyfriend while his Protestant dad shacks up with the glamorous Mary the Canary. Divided by sectarian suspicion, the community is held together by the sprawling Ravenscraig Steelworks.
  • Cover scan of Maggie & Me
    Maggie & Me
    Damian Barr - Hardback - Bloomsbury
    It is 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Maggie Thatcher survives. In small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian Barr watches in horror as his mum rips her wedding ring off and packs their bags. He knows he, too, must survive. Damian, his sister and his Catholic mum move in with her sinister new boyfriend while his Protestant dad shacks up with the glamorous Mary the Canary. Divided by sectarian suspicion, the community is held together by the sprawling Ravenscraig Steelworks.
  • Cover scan of Maggie & Me
    Maggie & Me
    Damian Barr - Paperback - Bloomsbury
    It's 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Maggie Thatcher survives. In small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian Barr watches in horror as his mum rips her wedding ring off and packs their bags. He knows he, too, must survive. Damian, his sister and his Catholic mum move in with her sinister new boyfriend while his Protestant dad shacks up with the glamorous Mary the Canary. Divided by sectarian suspicion, the community is held together by the sprawling Ravenscraig Steelworks.
  • Cover scan of A Mother's War
    A Mother's War: One Woman's Fight For The Truth Behind Her Son's Death At Deepcut
    Yvonne Collinson Heath - Hardback - Mainstream Publishing
    Yvonne Collinson Heath will never forget the telephone call that changed her life for ever. On 23 March 2002, her elder son, James - a private with the Royal Logistic Corps - was found dead in mysterious circumstances at the notorious Deepcut barracks. He had a single gunshot wound to the head. It was a tragedy that to this day raises questions. 'A Mother's War' recounts Yvonne's anguish at losing her son, a boy who dreamed of serving his country but died before he had even reached his 18th birthday.
  • Cover scan of The Man Who Gave Away His Island
    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.
  • Cover scan of Mrs Robinson's Disgrace
    Mrs Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary Of A Victorian Lady
    Kate Summerscale - Paperback - Bloomsbury
    A story of romance and fidelity, insanity, fantasy and the boundaries of privacy in a society clinging to rigid ideas about marriage and female sexuality, 'Mrs Robinson's Disgrace' brings vividly to life a complex, frustrated Victorian wife, longing for passion and learning, companionship and love.
  • Cover scan of Mrs Robinson's Disgrace
    Mrs Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary Of A Victorian Lady
    Kate Summerscale - Hardback - Bloomsbury
    A story of romance and fidelity, insanity, fantasy and the boundaries of privacy in a society clinging to rigid ideas about marriage and female sexuality, 'Mrs Robinson's Disgrace' brings vividly to life a complex, frustrated Victorian wife, longing for passion and learning, companionship and love.
  • Cover scan of The Moneymaker
    The Moneymaker
    Janet Gleeson - Paperback - Bantam
    Set in the 18th century, this is the true story of John Law, mathematical genius, duellist, inveterate gambler, womaniser and inventor of the first paper money.
  • Cover scan of The Man Who Gave Away His Island
    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.
  • Cover scan of Maxwell's Ghost
    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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