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Over My Dead Body
- Paperback - VelvetEthics
This novel explores the ethical issues around organ donation and transplantation. When young widow Elvira Kennedy and her daughter are fatally injured in a car crash, a stranger appears at Elvira's bedside in Intensive Care, claiming to ber her new boyfriend. He insists that she wanted to donate her organs. Her mother, Carole, is shocked by this revelation. How can she agree to donation knowing what she knows: a dark secret the family have kept hidden for over 30 years? If it emerges it could shatter all their lives. But eventually guilt at opposing Elvira's dying wish overrides her fear of betrayal. She finds comfort in the letters from recipients whose lives Elvira has saved, until a poem written by a young man threatens the safeguards preserving everyone's anonymity, with potentially devastating consequences.
Once Upon A Tartan
- Paperback - Sourcebooks
Hester Daniels is summering at her brother Matthew's Highland holdings looking after her young step-niece Fiona while Matthew and his new wife are away. Hester is in fact hiding from the scandal of a broken London engagement. Tiberius Flynn has promised his father he will retrieve Fiona from her Scottish family, even though Fee is 9-years-old, and the marquis has ignored her until now. Tye shows up on Hester's doorstep without revealing his true objective, charms her into his bed, and concludes that he can snatch Fiona back to England, marry Hester, and, killing two birds with one stone, ease Fee's adjustment to life in England, and have a pretty, grateful, passionate wife. Hester begs to differ, but agrees to accompany him to England for Fiona's sake.
The Obree Way: A Training Manual For Cyclists
- Paperback - Bloomsbury
This is a major training guide for cyclists from the British cycling legend, and prodigious innovator, Graeme Obree. Graeme Obree is twice the cycling world hour record holder and twice World 4000m pursuit champion. One of the first cycling superstars, he inspired a generation of cyclists. Now in this book he shares a lifetime of experience.
Och Aye! Ach, Naw--: Better Thegither, Or Tae Think Again?
- Paperback - Saraband
In 2014, Scotland decides. It's a difficult decision for a large number of voters, and many are still undecided as there are so many arguments both for and against independence. Offering a run-down of the main pros and cons, author Michael Kerrigan helps you to decide once and for all: should Scotland be in or out of the United Kingdom?
- Paperback - Barrington Stoke
When football-mad Luke finds out the England squad are training nearby, there's only one thing to do - take time off school and watch them! It's a dream come true - but if his mum finds out, it'll become a nightmare.
On The Wing: My Autobiography
- Hardback - Mainstream Publishing
When Matt Busby needed a player to further improve the side that had just won the 1968 European Cup, he set his sights on someone special. That player was Willie Morgan. Sir Matt broke the British transfer record to bring Morgan to Old Trafford, moving George Best over to the left wing to accommodate Willie on the right wing and giving him the mythical number 7 shirt previously worn by the inimitable Best. Here, Willie Morgan recounts his remarkable journey in life and football.
The Outline Of Love
- Paperback - Tinder
Persephone Triebold has grown up in the strange desolation of the Scottish Highlands. Inexperienced in the rules of friendship, sex and love, she leaves to study for a degree in London. Parties and new friends intoxicate Persephone at first, but when she meets Leo Ford, she finds someone she can love. Persephone enters Leo's circle of friends but finds him as elusive as he is sought after - and she becomes increasingly curious about the incident in his past of which no one ever speaks.
Out Of Bounds: Legendary Tales From The 19th Hole
- Paperback - Simon & Schuster
Sam Torrance is British golf's greatest personality. Well known and loved for his insights and anecdotes in his commentary, he divulges tall tales from the great, the good and the not-so-good in the world of golf, from Ryder Cup clinching moments to what really goes on in the clubhouse bar.
The Outer Hebrides: 40 Coast & Country Walks
- Paperback - Pocket Mountains
The Outer Hebrides are a place apart, an island chain stretching almost 200km from the Butt of Lewis to Barra Head with some of Britain's most mesmerising beaches, dramatic mountain ranges, wonderful wildlife, a long and fascinating history and a rich and vibrant Gaelic culture. This book features 40 mostly moderate walks, with many ideal for families, which take in magnificent sweeps of sand, soaring sea cliffs and memorable hill ascents, as well as celebrated cultural sights.
The Other Daddy: A World Away
- Paperback - Pneuma Springs
Two teenage girls have mysteriously disappeared from the small Scottish Orkney island of Eday. It is as if they have vanished from the face of the earth without a trace. The island is in turmoil. Eight years later in Cambridgeshire, seven year old Callum Thompson is trying to cope with his parents' recent seperation. He begins to act strangely - constantly talking about his 'other daddy' and his new friend - Jeremy, whom nobody else knows about. At first his change in behaviour is blamed on the fact that his parents, Louise and Jack, are now living apart, but as time goes on, Callum's problems become much more disturbing.