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See also: Biography & Autobiography
- Add to BasketCaptivated: J.M. Barrie, Daphne Du Maurier And The Dark Side Of Neverland
- Paperback - Vintage
'Captivated' is a true story of genius and possession. The background is the turn of the century, when a late-19th century world of mesmerists, psychics, trancers and table-turners gave way to a new 20th-century age of psychology.
- Add to BasketRobert Burns: The Patriot Bard
- Hardback - Mainstream
This biography of Scotland's national poet explodes the Burns myth, revealing him as a Scottish patriot of the heart, an idealist who wished for freedom and liberty for his beloved Scotland, but also a man who was pragmatically a British patriot who risked his life for democratic reform.
- Add to BasketChronometer Jack: The Autobiography Of The Shipmaster, John Miller Of Edinburgh (1802-1883)
- Hardback - Whittles
This is an entertaining and fascinating detailed account of the working life of a 19th century shipmaster and coastguard officer.
- Add to BasketShadow Behind The Sun
- Paperback - Sandstone
In 'Shadow Behind The Sun', Remzije Sherifi tells her own story, and that of her family, in the context of a deteriorating political environment that led over a number of years to the attempted ethnic cleansing of Kosova.
- Add to BasketFirst They Killed My Father: A Daughter Of Cambodia Remembers
- Paperback - Mainstream
From a childhood survivor of Cambodia's brutal Pol Pot regime comes a narrative of war crimes and desperate actions, the unnerving strength of a small girl and her family, and their triumph of spirit.
- Hardback - Mainstream
Loung Ung picks up where the bestselling 'First They Killed My Father' left off, with her escape from a devastated Cambodia in 1980 at the age of 10, flying to the US as a refugee. The book follows the parallel lives of Loung and her closest sister, Chou, during the 15 years it took for them to be reunited.
- Paperback - AK
This biography covers biographical details of Durruti's life such as his progression from factory worker and father to bank robber, political exile and, eventually, revolutionary leader. It also gives historical background, behind-the-scenes governmental intrigue, and accounts of major battles and urban guerrilla warfare.
- Add to BasketThe Campbells, 1250-1513
- Paperback - John Donald
The Campbell earls of Argyll have traditionally had an unsavoury historical reputation. This book reassesses these negative images and interpretations, tracing the growth of Campbell authority and the opening of the Wars of Independence, through to the death of Archibald, 2nd Earl of Argyll, at the Battle of Flodden in 1513.
- Add to BasketThe Last Of The Tinsmiths: The Life Of Willie MacPhee
- Paperback - Birlinn
If you keep your eyes and ears open in the Scottish countryside, you can catch a glimpse of an aboriginal people, known as the luchd siubhail, literally, the travelling people. Willie MacPhee owned very little and never lived in a house, but he was rich in traditional music, song and piping. This title collects his songs and stories.
- Add to BasketDavid Livingstone: Mission And Empire
- Paperback - Hambledon and London
David Livingstone was one of the supreme representatives of the British Empire whose reputation has swung between extremes of adulation and dismissal. This book is an account of Livingstone's life and his achievements.