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Basil Of Caesarea: His Life And Impact
- Paperback - Christian Focus Publications
Basil of Caesarea (329-379 AD) also known as Saint Basil the Great, was the Greek Bishop of Caesarea in what is now Turkey. He was an influential theologian and instrumental in the formation of the Nicene Creed, the most widely accepted and used concise statements of the Christian faith. An ability to balance his theological convictions with his political connections made him a powerful figure of his day. In addtion to his work as a theologian, Basil was known for his care of the poor and underprivileged. Marvin Jones offers this accessible biography of Saint Basil the Great.
The Best Secrets Of Scotland
- Hardback - Flame Tree
North, South, East and West, Scotland is a land of contrasts, with towering mountain ranges, rolling hills, sandy white beaches, rushing rivers, wild moorland and glassy lochs. From its islands and highlands to its lowlands and coastline, the country contains some of Europe's most breathtaking scenery. This beautiful book features stunning photography of all the key sights of interest, and plenty of unusual ones too.
The Blinding Walk
- Hardback - Waywiser
In the aftermath of a wholly unforeseen and deeply tragic turn of events, young Mel Seuchar strides along Longniddrie Beach in Edinburgh. He is trying to fit the broken pieces together. What really happened? How had it come about? He pictures himself and his friend Yehune; their flight out of New Zealand across the Asian continent and all the way to Europe; Mairi, the girl they met there. Stil the pieces won't fit, the story refuses to cohere.
Between Kin And Cosmopolis: An Ethic Of The Nation
- Paperback - James Clarke
With 2014 seeing a referendum in Scotland on whether or not to become independent of the United Kingdom; and the United Kingdom itself seeming certain to refuse further integration into the European Union, it is clear that nations, nationalism and nation-states are now at the fore of public interest. This, therefore, seems an opportune time to stand back and reflect on them, with a view to discerning in them what is good and deserves our affirmation and support, and what is not good and deserves our contradiction and opposition. This is the mission of 'Between Kin and Cosmopolis'.
The Ballad Of Peckham Rye
- Paperback - New Directions
Dougal is seen as a man of vision, a man who would breathe life into the Peckham firm of Meadows, Meade and Grindley. But before long, the unsuspecting workforce begin to manifest the results of Dougal's human research - mayhem, mutiny and murder.
The Balmoral Incident
- Hardback - Allison & Busby
Rose McQuinn and her trusty dog Vane are invited to stay on the Balmoral Estate. Little does she realise that within just 48 hours of their arrival, death will have visited the great castle. Can Rose find out what happened and prevent any more bloodshed?
The Book Of Strange New Things
- Hardback - Canongate
Peter Leigh is a missionary called to go on the journey of a lifetime. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Bea, he boards a flight for a remote and unfamiliar land, a place where the locals are hungry for the teachings of the Bible - his 'book of strange new things'. It is a quest that will challenge Peter's beliefs, his understanding of the limits of the human body and, most of all, his love for Bea.
- Hardback - Constable
From the world's oldest indoor loo to a theatre where spectators fill their pockets with poo, this definitive guide to the stranger side of Scotland shows there's a lot more to the place than tartan, haggis and tossing the caber.
The Body Snatcher
- Paperback - Galley Beggar
This atmospheric evocation of early 19th century Edinburgh is made all the more thrilling by the knowledge that it is a fictional account of a series of real murders and the astonishing, grisly career of Burke and Hare, men who killed people in order to provide corpses for dissection in anatomy lectures.
- Paperback - Amberley
Although novelist John Buchan spent the First World War serving in a variety of official positions, he also helped to produce a monthly magazine chronicling the history of the war, which was later published in 24 volumes as 'Nelson's History of the War'. With his access to secret information about the course of the war, Buchan had a clear grasp of the situation and puts it across to the reader with the skill of a novelist. 'Buchan's War' takes us through some of the key events of the war in the words of one of Britain's greatest thriller writers.