Don't know where to begin? Our Reading Guides pick out the best books in Travel, Humour, or The Highland Clearances. And check out our Author Interviews for further inspiration!
There were 896 items found.
Showing page 2 from 90
A Lovely Way To Burn
- Paperback - John Murray
A pandemic called 'The Sweats' is sweeping the globe. London is a city in crisis. Hospitals begin to fill with the dead and dying, but Stevie Flint is convinced that the sudden death of her boyfriend Dr Simon Sharkey was not from natural causes. As roads out of London become gridlocked with people fleeing infection, Stevie's search for Simon's killers takes her in the opposite direction, into the depths of the dying city and a race with death.
Language Teaching In Steiner-Waldorf Schools: Insights From Rudolf Steiner
- Paperback - Floris Books
Providing a solid basis for the teaching of modern languages in Steiner-Waldorf Schools, this book discusses extensively Rudolf Steiner's view of the nature of language in relation to child development and also of the practical classroom questions of curriculum and teaching method.
Little Crackers: Tales From The Edge
- Paperback - Saraband
A mother struggles to bond with her newborn baby; a student obsesses about flies spreading their killer germs; an old man is at the mercy of his care home nurse. People can look 'normal', but often they're not. Inspired by the author's experiences as a nurse over the last 30 years, and written with huge compassion and warmth, this thought-provoking short story collection explores just what makes us tick - and what happens when the mind falters and breaks down. Obsession, dementia, post-natal depression, psychosis and even murder all feature in this 'Tales of the Unexpected' for the 21st century.
- Paperback - Aurora Metro
The year is 1985. East Germany is in the grip of communism. Magda, a brilliant but disillusioned young linguist, is desperate to flee. When a black market deal brings her into connect with Robert, a Scottish research student at Leipzig University, she sees a way to deflect attention from her increasingly wide escape plans. Robert falls in love with her and stumbles into a complex world of shifting half-truths - one that will undo them both. More than a decade later, Robert returns to post-communist Leipzig in search of answers. Can he track Magda down? And will the past give up its secrets?
Lives & Times: Achievements Of The Famous And Remarkable, Age By Age
- Paperback - 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.
Lost Edinburgh In Colour
- Paperback - Amberley
A wonderful collection of rare and previously unpublished images of Edinburgh a century ago, presented in full colour.
Loitering With Intent
- Paperback - New Directions
Would-be novelist Fleur Talbot works for the snooty Sir Quentin Oliver at the Autobiographical Association, whose members are at work on their memoirs. When her employer gets his hands on Fleur's novel-in-progress, mayhem ensues when its scenes begin coming true.
The Land Agent
- Hardback - Saraband
'The Land Agent' follows the journey of a young Jew from Poland whose 1920s move to Palestine thrusts him into land and water disputes among Jews, Arabs, Zionists and others. It also brings him into contact with Celia, a Scottish Jew who has made her life on an idealistic kibbutz.
Lists Of Note
- Hardback - Canongate
Humans have been making lists for even longer than they've been writing letters. They are the shorthand for what really matters to us: our hopes and aspirations; likes and dislikes; rules for living and loving; records of our memories and reminders of the things we want to do before we die. Just as he did with 'Letters of Note', Shaun Usher has trawled the world's archives to produce a rich visual anthology that stretches from ancient times to present day. From a to-do list of Leonardo da Vinci's to Charles Darwin on the pros and cons of marriage or Julia Child's list of possible titles for what would later become an American cooking bible, 'Lists of Note' is a constantly surprising A-Z of what makes us human.
Lowering High Blood Pressure: The Three-Type Holistic Approach
- Paperback - Floris Books
An alternative, holistic approach to treating high blood pressure, offering tailor-made therapeutic programmes for different types of high blood pressure.