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MacLean's Miscellany Of Whisky
- Paperback - MAX
Charles MacLean explains how whisky has changed over the last 100 years, what gives it its beautiful amber colour, how its simple ingredients come together to produce such a diversity of flavours, what changes have taken place in distilling and bottling, how Scotch can best be enjoyed and much more.
Modernism And Magic: Experiments With Spiritualism, Theosophy And The Occult
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
The More Beautiful Game
- Paperback - Simon & Schuster
The definitive history of the game of rugby from its early days at the eponymous school, through the amateur years to the world of the professional.
The Moaning Of Life: The Worldly Wisdom Of Karl Pilkington
- Hardback - Canongate
'I've been on the planet for 40 years now and I'm still none the wiser as to what it's all about really. I've never worried about life's big questions. People at my age sit about pondering 'why are we here?' The only time I ever asked myself that is when Suzanne booked us a surprise holiday to Lanzarote. Karl Pilkington is 40 years old. He's not married, he doesn't have kids, and he's got a job where he's known as an 'idiot'. It's time for him to take stock and face up to life's big question - what does it all mean? Karl is no stranger to travel, and now he's off on a series of madcap adventures around the globe to find out how other cultures approach life's big issues.
The Marrying Of Chani Kaufmann
- Paperback - Sandstone
19-year-old Chani lives in the ultra-orthodox Jewish community of North West London. She has never had physical contact with a man, but is bound to marry a stranger. The rabbi's wife teaches her what it means to be a Jewish wife, but Rivka has her own questions to answer. Soon, buried secrets, fear and sexual desire bubble to the surface in a story of liberation and choice.
My Friend's A Gris-Kwok
- Paperback - Barrington Stoke
Mike has no idea that his best friend Alex was a Gris-kwok - he can turn into any living creature he chooses. But so can Alex's naughty little sister Polly, and it's not long before Mike and Alex are dealing with a whole heap of trouble!
Making It Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS And The Men Who Blew Up The British Economy
- Hardback - Simon & Schuster
An explosive, controversial account of the collapse of RBS and the collapse of the British economy.
- Hardback - Tor
Megan has a mission. But must she sacrifice herself to save a world? Pilot Megan Jacinth has three goals, and they all seem unattainable. She must find her friend Bash, who she'd left for dead to save her own life. Then she needs Bash's unique skill-set to locate an ancient space-faring entity. Lastly she must use this wanderer's knowledge to save human-occupied worlds from an alien incursion. The odds seem impossible, but the threat is terrifyingly real. Megan finds Bash, but the person she'd known and loved is a husk of his former self.
My Life As A Spy
- Paperback - Macmillan
An evocative tale of coming of age in post-war Britain and a wry take on one young man's reluctant and eventually absurd role spying for Her Majesty.
Man On The Run: Paul McCartney In The 1970s
- Hardback - Polygon
'Man on the Run' paints an illuminating picture: from McCartney's nervous breakdown following the Beatles' split through his apparent victimisation by the authorities to the rude awakening of his imprisonment for marijuana possession in Japan in 1980 and the shocking wake-ip call of John Lennon's murder.