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Language, Borders And Identity
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
A wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary discussion of the connections between language, borders and identity.
The Lighthouse: The Mystery Of The Missing Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers
- Paperback - The History Press
On 26 December 1900, the vessel Hesperus arrived at Eilean Mor in the remote Outer Hebrides with relief lighthouse men and fresh provisions. Staffed by three keepers, the lighthouse had been in operation for a year, but it had been noted that no light had been seen for 10 days. Upon arrival, the superintendent, Robert Muirhead, found the lighthouse to be completely deserted with no sign of what happened to the keepers. This title explores this mysterious and chilling story.
Literature And Music In The Atlantic World, 1767-1867
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
This new study looks at the relationship of rhetoric and music in the era's intellectual discourses, texts and performance cultures principally in Europe and North America.
- Hardback - Luath Press
Flora has grown up in Eden, protected from the scavs and debt-slaves, and from war and natural disaster. Previously content, she is entranced by new neighbours' decadence. But then the world she thought she knew begins to dissolve. Dark Eden is a gripping tale of romance, espionage and betrayal.
The Last Breath
- Paperback - Orion Books
Paddy Meehan is devastated when former boyfriend Terry Patterson is found murdered. As she begins her investigation into his death, she realises that if the secret he was about to expose was worth killing for, she is next in line.
Letters From Skye
- Paperback - Windmill Books
Elspeth Dunn, a poet, has never seen the world beyond her home on the Isle of Skye. So she is astonished when a fan letter arrives from an American college student, Davey Graham. As the two strike up a correspondence, their exchanges blossom into friendship and love. But as war moves across Europe Elspeth can only wait for him.
A Little Bit Of Bits And Pieces
- Paperback - Jedu
A collection of short stories and poems by Mavis Beckett, written in English and Scots.
The Last Banquet
- Paperback - Canongate
Jean-Marie 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 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?