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- Add to BasketScotland's Future: The Economics Of Constitutional Change
- Hardback - Dundee University Press
The people of Scotland are set to make history in 2014. As the country's future governance continues to provoke debate and inspire opinion, 'Scotland's Future' takes an impartial view of constitutional change and what it means for Scotland.
- Add to BasketForce12: Memories Of Harris (1955-1964)
- Paperback - Ellingham
Following service as an agricultural officer in Zanzibar, Geoff Wilkinson returns to the island of Pemba for three years as a married man before starting a new life in the Hebrides. This is the fascinating story of his challenging and rewarding ten years on the island of Harris.
- Hardback - Mainstream
On 10 August 2007, Helen's husband, Garry was brutally beaten by a gang of youths outside the family home in Warrington. He died two days later. After the ordeal of a ten-week trial and the murder conviction of three youths, Helen held a press conference, giving a speech that attracted national media attention and propelled her into the role of a campaigner for victims' rights and against the lawlessness that blights so many of our towns and cities. In this memoir, Helen recounts how her family was shattered by Garry's murder and of how good unexpectedly came out of evil. Her remarkable story is not one of politics and committees; it is about real people and the impact that crime has on us all.
- Add to BasketGlasgow: A Wry View
- Paperback - Fleming Publications
Etta Dunn presents poems, stories and photographs relating to Glasgow, including the Glasgow Jazz Festival.
- Add to BasketUnstated: Writers On Scottish Independence
- Paperback - Word Power
Over the past three decades, it is commonly argued, Scotland achieved 'a form of cultural autonomy in the absence of its political equivalent' (Murray Pittock) - a transformation led by its novelists, poets and dramatists. So why, then, is the debate over Scottish independence much less passionate and imaginative? This book sets the question of independence within the more radical horizons which inform the work of 27 writers and activists based in Scotland.
- Paperback - B&W
In 'Ten-Hole Boots and Shellsuits' we pick up where Robertson's last book 'Skeem Life' left off. He paints a humorous picture of the 1980s with episodes at high school, family holidays to Majorca and the changing cultures of fashion, music and the birth of the 'Space Invaders' age.
- Paperback - Black & White
In 'Union Terrace Gardens', Diane Morgan tells the story of the gardens from their early days right up to the present and details the inside story of the battle for the future of this green jewel in the heart of the Granite City.
- Paperback - Neil Wilson
Joe Pieri, an Italian restaurateur, has lived much of his life in Glasgow. His café attracted the low-life during the day, the more affluent during the evenings and prostitutes and villains late at night. This is his account of life in Glasgow.
- Add to BasketBeatniks And Beehives: The Swinging Sixties
- Paperback - Birlinn
The Sixties put an end to post-war drabness in a psychadelic explosion of colour, fashion, music, new attitudes and revolution (sexual and otherwise). In a hundred pen-and-ink drawings, acclaimed illustrator Bob Dewar celebrates the decade when everyone turned on, tuned in and dropped out - or at least just hung out.
- Add to BasketConfusion To Our Enemies: Selected Journalism Of Arnold Kemp (1939-2002)
- Paperback - Neil Wilson
Arnold Kemp was unarguably one of the finest journalists of his generation. Always fearless, tenacious and passionate about his craft, he brought vision and a warm humanity to his distinguished stint as editor of the then Glasgow Herald. This collection of Arnold's work - covering many of the important events at home and abroad during his professional life - brings fresh insight into his views and observations.