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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.
Acting Suspiciously: Another DJ Smith And Gorgonzola Mission
- Paperback - Matador
'Act It Out's' historic re-enactments from the life of Mary Queen of Scots are not all that they seem. Sites closely associated with that tragic queen are a cover for the distribution of drugs in central Scotland ...
- Hardback - DC Comics
The inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over Gotham's detention centre for the criminally insane on April Fool's Day, demanding Batman in exchange for their hostages. Accepting their demented challenge, Batman is forced to endure the personal hells of the Joker, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, and many other sworn enemies in order to save the innocents and retake the prison.
The Amber Fury
- Paperback - Corvus
When Alex Morris loses her fiancé in dreadful circumstances, she moves from London to Edinburgh to make a break from the past. Alex takes a job at a Pupil Referral Unit, which accepts the students excluded from other schools in the city. These are troubled, difficult kids and Alex is terrified of what she's taken on. There is one class - a group of five teenagers - who intimidate Alex and every other teacher on The Unit. But with the help of the Greek tragedies she teaches, Alex gradually develops a rapport with them. Finding them enthralled by tales of cruel fate and bloody revenge, she even begins to worry that they are taking her lessons to heart, and that a whole new tragedy is being performed, right in front of her.
Asterix And The Golden Sickle
- Paperback - Itchy Coo
Astérix and his gang are in search of a golden sickle to replace the one that Getafix has broken. Unfortunately the sicklesmith, who is a cousin of Obelix's, has mysteriously disappeared.
The Art Of Being Ill
- Hardback - Freight
In an era of man flu and duvet days, this is a wry and highly practical look at the forgotten are of being ill and a guide to being a better patient.
Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography
- Paperback - Hodder
Sir Alex announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United after 27 years in the role. He has gone out in a blaze of glory, with United winning the Premier League for the 13th time, and he is widely considered to be the greatest manager in the history of British football. Over the last quarter of a century there have been seismic changes at Manchester United. The only constant element has been the quality of the manager's league-winning squad and United's run of success, which included winning the Champions League for a second time in 2008. This book tells his story.
Alfie In The Garden
- Hardback - Bloomsbury
Alfie Rabbit is helping his mummy in the garden. His world turns from real to imagined, as a gatefold spread is opened. Now he's in the jungle! He's a lion on the prowl, an elephant spraying water from his trunk, and a little bird flying home to his nest - to have a nap with Mummy!
Agatha Raisin And The Blood Of An Englishman
- Hardback - Constable
Even though Agatha Raisin loathes Christmas panto, her friend Mrs Bloxby, the vicar's wife, has persuaded her to support the local amateur dramatic society in their festive offering. Stifling a yawn at the production of 'Babes in the Wood', Agatha watches the baker playing an ogre strut and threaten on stage until a trapdoor opens. followed by a scream and silence! Surely this wasn't the way the scene was rehearsed? When it turns out the local baker had been murdered most horribly, Agatha puts her team of detectives on the case. And they soon discover more feuds and temperamental behaviour in amateur dramatics than in a professional stage show - and face more and more danger as Agatha and her team get too close to the killer.
Asterix And The Picts
- Paperback - Orion Children's Books
When Asterix and Obelix rescue a mysterious Pict named MacAroon, they must journey to Caledonia, now Scotland, to return him to his lady love, Camomilla, the adopted daughter of the old king. However, the treacherous chieftain, MacCabeus, plans to marry her and claim the throne - with the help of the Romans! What with caber-tossing, bagpipes, malted water and an enormous otter in the loch, can the Gauls reunite MacAroon and Camomilla and enjoy some Roman-bashing along the way?