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The Bird That Did Not Sing
- Paperback - Sphere
The Commonwealth Games 2014 is coming to Glasgow and security is extra tight, particularly after a mysterious bomb explodes in a nearby rural Stirlingshire. As the opening ceremony for the Games draws ever closer, the police desperately seek the culprits. But Detective Superintendent Lorimer has other concerns on his mind. One is a beautiful red-haired woman from his past whose husband dies suddenly on his watch. Then there is the body of a young woman found dumped in the countryside just south of the city who is proving impossible to identify.
Blood On The Water
- Paperback - Headline
London, 1856. It is a time of progress, with the Empire's interests expanding and the Suez Canal nearing completion. Many people stand to gain - and to lose - as the world rapidly changes. When a Thames pleasure boat is blown up with the loss of many lives, an Egyptian man is quickly sentenced to hang for the crime. But William Monk, head of the River Police, discovers the evidence was flawed. As he and his wife Hester investigate further, Monk begins to wonder if the wrong man was convicted. If justice itself has been tainted, exposing the true culprit will be far more hazardous.
Bring Me Home
- Paperback - Hodder
'You really are the perfect family, aren't you?' Charlie Stuart, the owner of a Scottish castle and disappointed father of a brood of grown-up children, took in the full irony of his guest's comment at a Sunday house party. His family - and his life - were far from perfect. He had longed since childhood to inherit the Castle on the loch. He had fallen in love with the landscape and the wildlife that surrounded it and looked forward to the responsibilities that came with it, but his mother's devastating death while he was away at school and his father's remarriage to an unwelcome stepmother had swept away any easy path to fulfilling his destiny. Charlie has to grow up quickly, but along with his inheritance and the discovery of the love of his life come unexpected complications that involve espionage, deceit and a mysterious death.
The Battle Of Bannockburn, 1314
- Paperback - Bretwalda
A guidebook to the historic Battle of Bannockburn, the great triumph by Robert Bruce over Edward II of England that won independence for Scotland. The book is being released to mark the 700th anniversary of the battle and to coincide with the Scottish referendum on independence.
Behaviour And Management Of European Ungulates
- Hardback - Whittles
Drawing on expertise from international experts in the field, this book considers a number of issues affecting ungulates and their management in different parts of Europe.
British And Irish Poets: A Biographical Dictionary, 449-2006
- Paperback - McFarland & Company
From John Abbot to Benjamin Zephania, this reference book contains information on 1270 poets from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
Buses Of Eastern Scottish
- Paperback - Amberley
This fascinating selection of photographs gives and insight into the buses of the Eastern Scottish.
Black Dove, White Raven
- Paperback - Electric Monkey
Rhoda and Delia are American stunt pilots who perform daring aerobatics. But while the sight of two girls wingwalking - one white, one black - is a welcome novelty in some parts of the USA, it's an anathema in others. They dream of living in a world where neither gender nor ethnicity determines their life. When Delia is killed in an accident, Rhoda is determined to make that dream come true. She moves to Ethiopia with her daughter, Em, and Delia's son, Teo. Em and Teo have adapted to scratching a living in a strange land, and feel at home here; but their parents' legacy offlight and the ability to pilot a plane places them in an elite circle of people watched carefully by the Ethiopian emperor, Haile Selassie, who dreams of creating an air force for his nation. As Italy prepares for its invasion of Ethiopia, Em and Teo find themselves entangled in the crisis - and are called on to help.
- Paperback - Allison & Busby
Marnie Bruce can remember everything she has ever seen. Everything except one fateful night when she was 11: she woke up in a remote cottage in Scotland with a head injury and her mother gone. 20 years later the disappearance of Karen Bruce is a case DI Marjory Fleming would rather not reopen. But the ripple effect of Marnie's return to the small town in Galloway seems to unnerve the locals and reveals inextricable, terrible links to a monstrous crime committed decades before. Can Fleming fit the puzzle together before it's too late? And will the truth be one Marnie wants to remember?
Burning Man: Art On Fire
- Hardback - Race Point
Every August, tens of thousands of participants gather to celebrate artistic expression in Nevada's barren Black Rock Desert. This vastly inhospitable location, called the playa, is the site of Burning Man, where, within a 9-mile fence, artists called Burners create a temporary city devoted to art and participation.