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Managing Scotland's Public Services
- Paperback - W. Green
This title considers the entire Scottish public sector, including the Scottish government, local government, the NHS, police and fire services. It offers guidance by examining the changes in Scottish public management since the 2007 Holyrood election.
McDonald's Conveyancing Manual
- Paperback - Bloomsbury Professional
The new edition of this highly regarded work has been extensively revised and updated. It takes acount of major legislative changes, including The Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 and The Planning etc (Scotland) Act 2006 as well as the introduction of Home Reports.
The Moaning Of Life: The Worldly Wisdom Of Karl Pilkington
- Hardback - Canongate
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 Magic Word
- Paperback - Picture Kelpies
This is a funny picture book from the author of 'Orange Juice Peas!' about the consequences of taking shortcuts, and the power of the magic word.
The Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar 2014
- Paperback - Floris
The original biodynamic sowing and planting calendar, now in its 52nd year, showing the optimum days for sowing, pruning and harvesting various plants and crops.
The Marrying Of Chani Kaufmann
- Paperback - SandstonePress
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!
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 the 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.
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.