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Jimmy Irish: Undercover And Alone Against The Mafia - A True Story
- Paperback - Mainstream
This is the true story of one mans fearless courage whilst working undercover to infiltrate the Mafia. On behalf of every law-abiding American, Jimmy Mullan put his own life on the line as every day and night he rubbed shoulders with the Mobs drug dealers, killers, extortionists, thieves and loan sharks.
John Buchan: Model Governor General
- Hardback - Dundurn
An accomplished Scottish thriller writer, journalist, soldier, spy, and Member of Parliament, John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, was Canada's governor general from 1935 to 1940 and helped draw Canada, Britain, and the United States closer together during the perilous days before and at the start of the Second World War.
The Jennifer Morgue
- Paperback - Orbit
Bob Howard must save the world from eldritch horrors, codenamed Jennifer Morgue. Bob's current mission is to stop the evil Ellis Billington from achieving world domination, but he must overcome obstacles including the Gravedust device, which permits communication with the dead.
- Hardback - Canongate
In 18th-century Paris, Jacob is a peddler of knives, salt cellars and snuffboxes. Despite a disastrous teenage marriage, Jacob is determined to raise himself up in life, by whatever means he can. In 21st-century America, Jacob's life has twisted in ways he could never have imagined. But even the tiniest of flies can influence the turning of the world. Reliable, true Leslie Senzatimore, a volunteer fireman, and Masha, a gravely ill young woman, are about to have their lives transformed.
Jewel In The Glen: Gleneagles, Golf And The Ryder Cup
- Hardback - Birlinn
Tracing the history of the Ryder Cup back to that first encounter at Gleneagles in 1921, Ed Hodge interviews an array of national and international celebrities in order to reveal what Gleneagles and the Ryder Cup means to them.
Jack Shian And The King's Chalice
- Paperback - Black & White
Jack's family are Shian, 'otherworld' creatures who have crept in and out of human affairs throughout history. And Jack's family are special: working for the Shian Congress, they have been watching over the Stone of Destiny - one of the great Shian treasures - for seven hundred years.
Jane Morris: The Burden Of History
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
Described by Henry James as a 'dark, silent, medieval woman', Jane Burden Morris has tended to remain a rather one-dimensional figure in subsequent accounts. This book, however, challenges the stereotype of Jane Morris as silent model, reclusive invalid, and unfaithful wife. The book argues that Jane Morris is a figure who complicates current understandings of Victorian female subjectivity because she does not fit neatly into Victorian categories of feminine identity.
- Hardback - Lund Humphries
Joan Eardley (1922-63) is considered to be the most influential Scottish painter of her generation. This illustrated survey of her painting does renewed justice to the range, scale, and power of her work.
Jon For Short
- Paperback - Barrington Stoke
Jon keeps waking up from a recurring bad dream to find that he is missing his arms and parts of his legs. Kept constantly sedated, as Jon's body disappears his nightmare gets worse. The nurses seem to hate him and the doctor won't answer his questions. Who is Joe? Why do they keep calling him by that name?
John Napier: Logarithm John
- Paperback - NMS
As the inventor of logarithms, John Napier made one of the greatest advances in the history of mathematics, and his development of an ingenious calculating tool is described here.