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    Pour Me: A Life
    A. A. Gill - Hardback - Weidenfeld & Nicolson
    Aged thirty, at a treatment centre in the west of England, A.A. Gill lay in the last-chance saloon, in the dark of a dormitory with six strangers. His dark yet laugh-out-loud memoir charts the year between the end of his marriage and the end of drinking, on April 1st. Or perhaps it was not a year - it might be only six months or eighteen. None of this is hand-on-Bible fact. The one charity of drink is that it strips away memory. So this book is an attempt to resurrect the boat that was going the other way, and its cargo, its log of how he got here. Being A.A. Gill, this is no faith-infused tale of redemption. It isn't an account of a debauched drink-and-drug hell; there will be no lessons to learn; or handy hints or golden rules. But it is a brilliant, funny, and wise book by our greatest journalist.
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    Thunder In The Glens: The Annual Harley-Davidson Rally
    George McGuire - Hardback - Constable
    The Dunedin Chapter established the internationally-renowned Thunder in the Glens Harley-Davidson rally in 1993, holding the first event at Butlin's in 1994 in Ayr. The stunning backdrop of the Spey Valley and its inhabitants come to life every August with the throb of engines, but the real stars are the bikers, who are pictured in all their exhibitionist glory, with their customized bikes and gear, and their colourful anecdotes of rallies past. Each year the event ends with rock concerts, fireworks, and a legendary party. This text details the characters, sponsors, organisers and attendees over the years.
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    The Ballroom Café
    Anne O'Loughlin - Paperback - Black & White Publishing
    In a crumbling Irish mansion, two elderly sisters, Ella and Roberta O'Callaghan, live alone with their secrets, memories and mutual hatred. Long estranged by a dark family tragedy, they communicate only by terse notes. But when the sisters are threatened by bankruptcy, Ella defies Roberta's wishes and takes matters into her own hands, put her baking skills to good use and converting the mansion's old ballroom into a café.
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    Lullaby Girl
    Alison Sidgwick - Paperback - Black & White Publishing
    Found washed up on the banks of a remote loch, a mysterious girl is taken into the care of a psychiatric home in the Highlands of Scotland. Mute and covered in bruises, she has no memory of who she is or how she got there - and the only clue to her identity is the Danish lullaby she sings.
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    Masterpieces From The National Galleries Of Scotland
    - Paperback - National Galleries of Scotland
    The National Galleries of Scotland is widely regarded as one of the best small galleries in the world. This is a collection of over 200 of the National Galleries of Scotland's greatest and best-loved treasures, each accompanied by an informative text.
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    Temptation In Regency Society
    Margaret McPhee - Paperback - Mills & Boon
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    Wriggle And Roar!
    Julia Donaldson - Paperback - Macmillan Children's
    Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Nick Sharratt, this is a wonderful rhyme book full of action and noise - guaranteed to make kids love poetry!
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    All Through The Night
    Mark Wright - Paperback - Black & White Publishing
    Bristol, in the summer of 1966: struggling to make ends meet, private detective Joseph Tremaine Ellington sees a way to make some easy cash when he is approached by Ida Stephens, the administrator of a local orphanage. Offering him 500 if he can locate the disgraced GP Doctor Ronald Fowler, Ellington is instructed to track him down by whatever means necessary. But Ellington underestimates his assignment, and he soon finds himself up to his neck in trouble and running for his life.
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    The Photographer's Wife
    Nick Alexander - Paperback - Black & White Publishing
    Barbara - a child of the Blitz - has devoted her life to her family. She has protected her two children from the harsh realities of life, and this has included keeping a number of secrets about her marriage to famous photographer Tony Marsden. But with such an incomplete picture of the past, her children have struggled to understand who their parents really are, and in turn, she sometimes fears, to build their own identities. When daughter Sophie decides to organise a vast retrospective exhibition of her adored father's work, old photos are pulled from dusty boxes. But with them come tumbling secrets from the past, secrets that will challenge every aspect of how Sophie sees her parents.
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    The Albino's Treasure
    Stuart Douglas - Paperback - Titan Books
    When anarchists slash a painting of the Prime Minister in the newly opened National Portrait Gallery and suggest that the man himself could be next, Scotland Yard have no choice but to call in Sherlock Holmes. Leaving Watson behind, Holmes fakes his own death, infiltrates the anarchists, and solves the problem - only to return to Baker Street and discover that his problems are only just beginning.

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