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As The Hibs Go Marching On: A Post-War History Of Hibs
- Paperback - Birlinn
Beginning with the ten year reign of Alex Miller, where the club had to fight off a hostile takeover bid by Mercer, survived to win the Skol Cup, signed players like Andy Goram and Steve Archibald and ventured once again into European competition, John Campbell completes his post-war trilogy on the history of Hibernian FC, this volume sees Campbell cover every season from 1987, through the nineties and into the new millennium, where the club experienced relegation, promotion and two consecutive cup finals.
All Through The Night
- 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.
The Albino's Treasure
- 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.
The Admirable Crichton: A Comedy
- Paperback - Dover Publications
This classic English comedy is elevated by serious undertones concerning the class structure of British society during the early 20th century. First produced in 1902, the play has been frequently revived.
Another Chance, Another Life
- Hardback - Robert Hale
Becky and Kathy are great friends and, in a cruel yet comforting parallel, both have recently lost their jobs and face the prospect of starting their lives all over again. Becky takes a relative up on his offer of the use of his narrow boat, and sets sail for the Yorkshire Dales, to see if pastures new can help her regain what she's lost. Kathy finds herself in love with a widower, whose only daughter is still in mourning for her gifted musician mother, her grief proving a solid opponent to any new woman in her father's life. Both women must endure the weaving and uncertain path of life, and love, towards a second chance at happiness.
Abraham And His Son: The Story Of A Story
- Hardback - Sandstone Press
A mere 19 lines in the book of Genesis, it rests at the heart of history, literature, theology, and sacred rituals of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Writing from the vantage of 'a reader, a son, a Jew, a father, a sceptic, a historian, a lover of stories, and a writer', Goodman gives us an enthralling narrative that moves from its biblical origins to the cultures and faiths of our time. He introduces us to the commentary of Second Temple sages, rabbis and priests of the late antiquity, and early Islamic scholars. He examines Syriac hymns, Hebrew chronicles of the First Crusade, and medieval English mystery plays. He looks at the art of Europe's golden age, and the panoply of 20th-century interpretation.
- Paperback - Barrington Stoke
Bert and his little brother Frank are orphans. Determined to stay together, tragedy strikes when they are transported out of the country to serve as cheap labour in the British colonies and end up separated; Bert to Australia and Frank to New Zealand. Years pass. As the Great War dawns in Europe, the ANZACs send their soldiers to storm Gallipoli, but can the battlefield also serve as a reunion for the two brothers?
The Apple Spy
- Paperback - A. & C. Black Publishers
In this retelling of an extraordinary true story, a pair of children realise that the odd strangers they see in their tiny Scottish village are German spies. Can the children alert the authorities or will the ruthless spies find them first?
Angels Like Me
- Paperback - Puffin
Riley's new neighbours are different. Colourful and sparkly, they stand out. It's not just their names or how they dress - there's something magical about them. And since they arrived there have been loads of strange coincidences. Who are these new girls and what's with all the glitter?
Archipelagic Modernism: Literature In The Irish And British Isles, 1890-1970
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
'Archipelagic Modernism' examines the anglophone literatures of the archipelago from 1890 to 1970 for what they tell us about changing identities, geographies, and ecologies. The book argues that these literatures constitute an important resource for how we might begin to think about alternative political geographies, and alternative practices of belonging to place and environment. From the height of the British Empire in 1890, to the increasing sense by 1970 of the imminent 'break-up' of Britain, 'archipelagic modernism' turned to the 'peripheral' spaces of islands, coastlines, and the sea to re-invent the Irish and British archipelago as a plural and connective space.