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- Paperback - Oxford University Press
Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, 'Oxford Literature Companions' provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular GCSE set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characters, themes, language and contexts, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text.
Moonwalker: Adventures Of A Midnight Mountaineer
- Paperback - BackPage
'Moonwalker' is a unique story - the memoir of a man whose love for Scotland's mountains would override his body-clock and all conventional notions of health and safety. It is funny and touching; at once a depply personal memoir and a riotous travelogue.
Makers And Destroyers
- Paperback - Big Ride
This is a themed collection of poems looking at post-war 20th-century culture. The sensibility is Scottish and urban.
Mapping Le Tour
- Paperback - Collins
'Mapping Le Tour' charts the course of every race route in cycling's most prestigious event, including a special section on the 2014 Tour de France. It includes a map of each edition of the Tour de France, along with photographs, text on the history of the race, and lists of the stages, winners and key statistics.
Ma, Jackser's Dyin Alone
- Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
On hearing that Jackser, her childhood abuser, is seriously ill, Martha is elated, thinking that finally she will be able to watch him suffer. But in the hospital she sees a frightened, lonely old man and realises with a shock that he seems to regret his earlier actions. During her vigil, she is joined by Charlie, her little brother, then her ma and some of her other siblings. But as she sits with Jackser during his dying days, other memories come back to Martha - fleeting moments of concern and kindness, and a sense of closeness as he recalls his own tormented past in one of Ireland's industrial schools.
Mothers Of The Disappeared
- Hardback - Severn House
Suspended from the Association of British Investigators and facing an enquiry into his alleged misconduct over four years previously, J. McNee's career hangs in the balance. The last thing he needs is new business. But when the mother of a murdered child asks him to re-open a case he helped close during his time in the police, McNee can't refuse.
- Paperback - Laverock's Nest
Stephen Whyte's solemn nature and delicate sensibility alienate him from what he sees as the malaise of the crude sensibility and coarse, frivolous life of his community. His search for a means to remedy that malaise - and thereby end his isolation and take a place in the community appropriate to his higher sensibility - leads him inexorably to a course of action that risks his entire future and wellbeing.
My Name Is ...
- Paperback - Bloomsbury
When Gaby disappears from her Scottish home, it is assumed that her Pakistani father, Farhan, has kidnapped her. The spiralling headlines are only momentarily silenced when it emerges that Gaby may have fled of her own accord, choosing to spend her life in Pakistan. To the distress of her Scottish mother, Suzy, Gaby declares, 'My name is Ghazala', turning her back on 'Gaby' and, seemingly, the West. This moving verbatim play reveals a cross-cultural love story that began in late-seventies Glasgow, a world away from the frantic 'tug of love' well documented in the world's press.
- Paperback - Bloodaxe Books
This is the debut collection from the Hebridean author Niall Campbell. It is filled with images of South Uist's seascapes, myths, wildlife and long, dark winters. The poems explore ideas of companionship and withdrawal, love and the stillness of solitude.
Murder, Now And Then
- Hardback - Bello
Victor Holyoak made his millions by selling state-of-the-art security systems, but even his most sophisticated devices were no protection against the intruder who murdered him in his own factory. Does Victor's murky past hold a clue to his death?