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- Hardback - Franklin Watts
This series introduces young readers to the four different countries of the United Kingdom, highlighting the differences and similarities between them. Clear, friendly text and big photos make these books a great starting point for learning about geography in general, and countries in particular.
Lorraine Kelly's Scotland
- Hardback - Bantam Press
From childhood family day trips to Loch Lomond, to her days as TV-am's roving correspondent, Lorraine Kelly has covered the length and breadth of Scotland. But certain special places tug at her heartstrings and lure her back time and time again. Travelling to the Highlands and islands and all her favourite places in between, this is Lorraine's personal journey around her beautiful and beguiling country. Each and every stop gives rise to fascinating stories and memories along the way, from her adopted home of Dundee to the wild and remote islands of St Kilda.
The Lewis Chessmen And What Happened To Them
- Paperback - British Museum
The Lewis chessmen were found on the Isle of Lewis in mysterious circumstances. Consisting of elaborately worked walrus ivory and whales teeth in the form of seated kings and queens, bishops, knights, warders and pawns, this curious chess set is strongly influenced by Norse culture. Of the 93 pieces known to us today, 11 pieces are in Edinburgh at the National Museum of Scotland, and 82 are in the British Museum, where they have delighted generations of visitors with their wonderfully expressive details. In this engaging story, Irving Finkel follows the many adventures of the chessmen after they came to light on a Scottish beach in the 19th century.
Lacan, Deleuze, Badiou
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
The writings of Lacan, Deleuze and Badiou stand at the heart of contemporary thought. While the collective corpus of these three figures contains a significant number of references to each other's work, these are often simple critical, obscure, or both. This book guides academics working in philosophy, psychoanalysis and critical theory through the sensitive moments in their respective work and identifies the passages, connections and disjunctions that underlie the often superficial statements of critique, indifference or accord.
- Paperback - Bella
The world is not as it once was, and darkness has robbed Princess Isobel Harriet of Lakeland of both her rightful crown and her desire to wear it. A promise to her dying father has forced her to take up the decades-old rebel cause against a tyrant determined to command all the islands and put to death the last of the old royal family. Captain Eleanor Bordel of Tumala could be a powerful ally, but she is wary of any would-be leader who is reluctant to command. While she balks at the chokehold Blacken and his sons have on all of them, she is unconvinced that the time to strike back is now.
- Paperback - Myriad
A week in the life of a reluctant lap dancer, 'Layla' captures the mood of a modern urban culture seduced by celebrity and fuelled by drink, drugs and pornography.
The Last Viking
- Paperback - Barrington Stoke
The Viking invaders have arrived to make Emma and her fellow villagers slaves! Will they be able to outwit the raiders and escape? This book features a gripping narrative with stacks of fun facts, aimed at reluctant readers. Illustrations appear on almost every page.
The Last Werewolf
- Paperback - Canongate
For two centuries Jacob Marlow has wandered the world, enslaved by his lunatic appetites and tormented by the memory of his first and most monstrous crime. The last of his kind, he knows he can't go on. But as he counts down to suicide, a murder and an extraordinary meeting plunge him straight back into the desperate pursuit of life.
The Last Pair Of Ears
- Paperback - Gadfly
This is a collection of poems and short stories about seeing and hearing what we aren't supposed to notice; 'lost stories' that have been overlooked, suppressed, or forgotten.
Life After Life
- Paperback - Black Swan
What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to? 'Life After Life' follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, she finds warmth even in life's bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past.