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The Last Witness
- Paperback - Polygon
James Machie was a man with a genius for violence, his criminal empire spreading beyond Glasgow into the UK and mainland Europe. Fortunately, James Machie is dead, assassinated in the back of a prison ambulance following his trial and conviction. But now, 5 years later, he is apparently back from the grave, set on avenging himself on those who brought him down. Top of his list is his previous associate, Frank MacDougall, who unbeknownst to D.C.I. Jim Daley, is living under protection on his lochside patch, the small Scottish town of Kinloch.
Lament For A Lost Scottish Culture
- Paperback - Luath Press
Scotland as a society, its culture and politics have been shaped by the ideas, practice and memories of the left. Yet we are now far removed from the kind of left we used to know of in traditionally industrialised societies, but a different kind of politics is not yet born. In 'Lament for a 'Lost' Scottish Culture', Eileen Reid mixes autobiographical reflection with an examination of the legacy and demise of the Communist Party, and asks what and where is radical Scotland?
The Lost World
- Paperback - Ulverscroft
A scientific expedition sets out to explore a plateau in South America that remains frozen in time from the days when prehistoric creatures roamed the Earth.
Lexican Variation And Attrition In The Scottish Fishing Communities
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
This title deals with dialect death and the attrition of specifically local lexis in traditional dialects, focusing on a representative sample of fishing communities along Scotland's east coast.
- Paperback - Buried River
Andy Hunter is a single father trying to balance the demands of a 2-year-old daughter, and interfering but well-meaning mother-in-law and a job he is always in danger of losing. So, when he receives a series of delayed e-mails from his late wife Lindsay telling him to date, it seems like a good idea. With Lindsay's e-mails spurring him on, Andy weaves a path of disharmony and chaos amongst his close friends and family, but soon discovers he is not cut out for modern dating.
Lighting Candles: A Paramilitary's War With Death, Drugs And Demons
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
When Manny McDonnell was 12 he awoke to discover British troops surrounding his home in the toughest area of trouble-torn Belfast. Encouraged by a fiercely Republican mother, he took to the streets with other school kids, throwing bricks, bottles and petrol bombs at soldiers. Jailed at 15 for having IRA links, he became a unit commander leading deadly missions for the INLA before joining the IPLO. But his decades of commitment to a free united Ireland turned to disillusion when bombs killed two little boys. By then he was a regular visitor to Scotland, where he befriended major gangland player Paul Ferris and then became the right-hand man of Tam 'The Licensee' McGraw. This is an account of one man's nightmare journey through blood, bombs, bullets and smuggling.
- Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
This illustrated history shows the development of the city's tramways from horse-drawn vehicles to the early 1930s. Many of the images in the book are of the city centre but also included are locations such as Waterloo, Great Crosby, Fazakerly, Bootle and Woolton. Also included are an outline fleet list and system maps.
The Lost Railways Of Yorkshire's West Riding
- Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
This area of Yorkshire's West Riding was one of the parts of Britain most affected by the Industrial Revolution and its major towns are still synonymous with manufacturing, mining and the textile industry. The area was densely populated so demand for freight and passenger railway services was immense, resulting in many lines. The network has been cut back hugely in the years since the end of steam, but the glory days are recalled in this book which features 135 period photographs.
The Literature Of Shetland
- Paperback - The Shetland Times
The Last Tiger
- Paperback - Cargo
It's 1910 and 12-year-old Myko and his family have fled the Czarist occupation of their native Lithuania for the freedom of America, only to discover their ship has arrived in Tasmania, the once notorious prison island of the British Empire, known as Van Diemen's Land. Myko wonders what will become of them as he watches his father, Petras, and mother, Daina, become anxious about how they will survive in this new land where tigers roam. But when Petras takes work as a trapper, and Myko discovers the den of the last tigers, the family are thrust into a fight over the last of these beautiful, wild beasts.