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The Abominators In The Wild: My Panty Wanty Woos Save The Day
- Paperback - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Mucker, Boogster, Cheesy and Bob are The Abominators. Cecil has jumped into their lives like a demented grasshopper, and they're not at all happy about it. Having a gang member who wears panty wanty woos is unthinkable! Will an adventure involving baked beans, a midnight quest and an escaped bear help to change their minds?
- Hardback - Polygon
This historical novel, set in the 16th century, will appeal to fans of Rose Tremain and Hilary Mantel. 'After Flodden' is an unputdownable story of political intrigue and romance, as a courageous young woman refuses to give up her search. A vivid evocation of a violent, pitiless era, this portrait of ambition, love and revenge is a modern take on the lyrical and harsh border ballads of old.
- Paperback - Hodder Children's Books
Follow the wildly imaginative adventures of Esme as she leaves behind her circus home for the first time to spend the summer with her cousins Magnus, Cosmo and Gus at Maclinkey Castle where it's easy to get lost and where you can discover all sorts of weird and wonderful animals in unlikely places.
The Ancient Pinewoods Of Scotland
- Hardback - Sandstone
Scattered across the Scottish Highlands are the last surviving remnants of the Caledonian forest which have survived, narutally seeding and growing since the last ice age. Visiting these ancient woods provides an emotional connection to the past with visible traces of the people who lived and worked there over the centuries. This journey to the pinewoods introduces a natural wonder alongside a rich cultural heritage.
- Paperback - Pan Books
Kate Parker has had so much bad luck in her life, she's convinced she's cursed. But when she tries to do her best to keep herself and her son safe, people tell her she's being anxious and obsessive. Just when her life starts to spin completely out of control, an Oxford professor she meets offers to help. But his methods are not conventional. If she wants to live her life again, he will expect her to take risks. When a mysterious neighbour starts to take more than a passing interest in her, Kate tries to stay rational and ignore it. Maybe this, however, is the one time Kate should be worried.
- Hardback - Macmillan Children's Books
There's harmony in the air when the animals get together for a concert with a difference! Koala's playing his flute, Badger's bashing away on the drums and Squirrel's strumming on the guitar. Sing and dance along - you've never seen a show like it!
At The Highlander's Mercy
- Paperback - Mills & Boon
Arran: A History
- Paperback - Birlinn
A fascinating and comprehensive account of Arran's long and eventful history, which stretches back to the great stone circles more than 5000 years old.
Another Home, Another Love
- Paperback - Ulverscroft
Unimpressed with her daughter's blossoming relationship, Catherine Palmer-Farr extracts a promise from Sam Caraford calculated to keep the young couple apart. Throwing Rosemary into the company of eligible young gentlemen, Catherine is dismayed to find that her daughter yearns only for Sam's love.
An Absolute Deception
- Paperback - Orion
Known as 'The Ice Queen', Anneliese Zander de St Phalle is one of the world's most celebrated fashion designers. Anneliese never talks about her past - not even to her only daughter, Callan. She's worked hard to leave it all behind her and it's a time and place to which Anneliese will never return. Or so she thinks.