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Highland Buses: From Oban To Inverness
- Paperback - Amberley
This fascinating selection of photographs gives an insight into the history of buses in the Highlands. It provides a window into the past of the isolated communities served by these buses as well as many photographs of the stunning Highland landscapes.
A Historical Phonology Of English
- Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
This work describes the segmental and prosodic changes in the history of English. It provides analyses of these changes both as phonological events and in relation to the evolution of interlocking aspects of earlier English.
How Brave Is That?
- Paperback - Barrington Stoke
Tom wants to join the army, but he has to pass his exams first. When he turns up without a proper uniform one day, strict Mrs Bell threatens to send him home. There are spare clothes available, but is Tom brave enough to face the exam hall - in a skirt?!
- Hardback - Canongate
Professor Andrew Martin of Cambridge University solves the world's greatest mathematical riddle. Then he disappears. When he is found walking naked along the motorway, Professor Martin seems different. Besides the lack of clothes, he now finds normal life pointless. His loving wife and teenage son seem repulsive to him. In fact, he hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton. And he's a dog. Can a bit of Debussy and Emily Dickinson keep him from murder?
- Paperback - Polygon
Dr Frank Simmons works in the University of Edinburgh's medical school. One of his PhD students, loner Gavin, announces his intentions to find a cure for cancer and actually makes a major breakthrough. Oddly, no one seems to be interested and a picture emerges of a cancer research industry caught in a desperate paradox.
The Hanging Of Margaret Dickson
- Paperback - Thames River
Maggie Dickson, a flawed character of great drama, courage and a lustful heart, is born to an alcoholic, philandering father and a disillusioned mother. On her wedding day, she swears that she will be mastered by no man, not even her husband. But when her fisherman husband goes to sea and leaves her alone with two children to a starving subsistence, Maggie has no option but to use her considerable charms and looks to survive. Embarking on a career of vice and debauchery, Maggie finds herself in a tavern in Kelso, where the landlady permits her to work for board and lodgings.
The Heart Of Glasgow
- Paperback - NWP
This guide stays within the bounds of what is referred to as 'the City' - the area resembling a cross and consisting of the High Street from as far north as the cathedral down to Bridgegate on the Clyde with the east-west thoroughfare stretching across the High Street through the Trongate and down what is now Argyle Street.
The Hidden Story Of The Kilsyth Weavers
- Hardback - Argyll
In the age before Kilsyth became a coal mining town most Kilsythians were handloom weavers, operating their own businesses from their own cottages. Tom Crainey has discovered that ordinary weavers from Kilsyth played a large part in the struggle for democratic freedoms.
Higher Human Biology
- Paperback - Hodder Gibson
Providing dedicated additional practice for the central focus of higher human biology for CfE, this book features a wealth of further questions and practice material corresponding with each chapter of the core text, allowing students to practice applying their knowledge and skills.
- Paperback - Titan
British airman Peter Lennox, a prisoner of war in Italy, becomes involved in working with the underground as they prepare for an American invasion of the Brenner Pass.