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The Lion Rampant
- Paperback - Harper
A band of brothers has lost almost everything honouring their oath to Robert the Bruce. Wives, daughters, sisters, brothers and lovers have been slain or imprisoned. After seven long years of struggle and endurance, Bruce and his loyal supporter, Hal of Herdmanston, will come face-to-face with Edward II, the English King humiliated by defeat and determined to put down his Scottish enemy once and for all. And the last great battle for the Scottish throne will be decided on a bloody field called Bannockburn.
- Paperback - Canongate
'Lolito' is a love story about a 15-year-old boy who meets a middle-aged woman on the internet. When his long-term girlfriend and first love Alice, betrays him at a house party, Etgar goes looking for cyber solace in the arms of Macy, a stunning but bored housewife he meets online. What could possibly go wrong?
Lawless And The Devil Of Euston Square
- Paperback - Exhibit A
London 1859. Novice detective, Campbell Lawless, stumbles onto the trail of Berwick Skelton, an elusive revolutionary, seemingly determined to bring London to its knees through a series of devilish acts of terrorism.
Let The Games Begin
- Paperback - Canongate
The world might be in the throes of a global recession but when an author on the brink of despair, an enigmatic musician, a supermodel, and a Satanic sect meet with the cream of Italian high society at the home of a Roman property tycoon, the world outside the mansion's walls is soon forgotten. There's going to be one hell of a party. And you've got a VIP ticket.
Life Cycle: A Bike Ride Round Scotland (and Back To Childhood)
- Paperback - Birlinn
A casual conversation between Gary Sutherland and his brother Stewart about going on a bike ride leads to an extraordinary trip in which they travel the length and breadth of Scotland. A heart-warming book about bikes and brotherhood, 'Life Cycle' is a humorous and keenly-observed account of the places and people they encountered along the way.
The Lure Of The Honey Bird: The Storytellers Of Ethiopia
- Paperback - Polygon
In 1967, at the age of 23, Elizabeth Laird set off for Addis Ababa to take up her first teaching post. She was introduced to Haile Selassie, made a pilgrimage across the mountain on foot to the ancient city of Lalibela, hitched a ride on an oil tanker across the Danakil Desert, and was arrested for a murder she did not commit. Back in Britain, Laird established herself as a major authority of fiction for children and young adults, but she always wanted to return to Ethiopia. Her chance came in the late 1990s, when the British Council in Addis Ababa invited her to collect folk stories from every region in the country. This book recounts her travels.
Lives & Times: Achievements Of The Famous And Remarkable, Age By Age
- Hardback - Inkbee
This is a collection of brief biographical sketches detailing achievements of hundreds of famous and remarkable people. They are ordered by the person's age at the time of their achievement. The book encompasses people from the fields of popular culture, sport, invention, science, the arts, commerce and politics.
Life According To ... Alice B. Lovely
- Paperback - Galaxy
Edie is sick of being treated like a kid, she doesn't need a babysitter! Then along comes the strange, the captivating Alice B. Lovely. Suddenly Edie shakes off her cynicism, Stan gets giddy & giggly & even Mum & Dad relax once Alice is around.
The Last Banquet
- Hardback - Canongate
Jean-Marie Charles d'Aumout is many things. Orphan, soldier, diplomat, spy, lover. And chef. This is his story. We meet Jean-Marie d'Aumout as a penniless orphan eating beetles by the side of a road. His fate is changed after an unlikely encounter finds him patronage and he is sent to military academy. Despite his frugal roots, and thanks to wit and courage in great measure, he grows up to become a diplomat and spy.
The Lost Boy: The Definitive Story Of The Moors Murders And The Search For The Final Victim
- Paperback - Bantam
In Lancashire, in the 1960s, four children were murdered by Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, the body of one of their victims, Keith Barrett, has never been found. This book presents the story of some of the 20th-century's most notorious crimes. It explores various aspects of these murders and their long-felt aftermath.