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    One Great George Street: The Headquarters Building Of The Institution Of Civil Engineers
    Malcolm Dunkeld - Hardback - Whittles Publishing
    This title is the most thorough study yet undertaken of the headquarters building of the Institution of Civil Engineers in Great George Street, London, SW1. It considers how the building visually represents the authority of the profession and discusses not only the architecture and technology of the building but also the social relationships that underpin the structure.
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    Orkney's Italian Chapel: The True Story Of An Icon
    Philip Paris - Paperback - Black & White
    The author traces the history of an Italianate chapel built on the island of Orkney by Italian prisoners of war.
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    On Writing
    A. L. Kennedy - Hardback - Jonathan Cape
    At the core of 'On Writing' is the hugely popular blog that A.L. Kennedy writes for the Guardian and we follow her during a 3-year period when she finished one collection of stories and started another, and wrote a novel in between. Readers and aspiring writers will have almost everything they need to know about the complexities of researching, writing and publishing fiction, but they will be receiving this wisdom conversationally, from one of the funniest and most alert of our contemporary authors.
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    The Origin Of The Distinction Of Ranks ...
    John Millar - Paperback - BiblioLife?
    Millar developed a progressive account of the nature of authority in society by analysing changes in subsistence, agriculture, arts, and manufacturing. He provided a rich, historical analysis of the ways in which progressive economic change transformed the nature of authority.
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    Omnesia: (alternative Text)
    W. N. Herbert - Paperback - Bloodaxe Books
    'Omnesia' is Bill Herbert's melding of omniscience and amnesia, the modern condition of thinking we can know everything about our world but, in actuality, retaining dangerously little. This new collection - published in twin editions, the alternative text and the remix - approaches and evades such flawed totality.
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    On Glasgow And Edinburgh
    Robert Crawford - Hardback - The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
    A mere forty miles apart, these cities have enjoyed a scratchy rivalry since wistful Edinburgh lost parliamentary sovereignty and defiant Glasgow came into its industrial promise. Crawford brings them to life between the covers of one book, in a tale that mixes novelty and familiarity, as Scotland's cultural capital and largest commercial city do.
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    Amy Sackville - Hardback - Granta
    On a remote island a curiously-matched couple arrive on their honeymoon. He an eminent professor of literature, she his star pupil. Alone beneath the shifting skies of this untethered lansdscape, the professor realizes how little he knows about his bride. But what is it that constantly draws her to the sea.
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    On Dublin Street
    Samantha Young - Paperback - Penguin
    Four years ago, Jocelyn Butler left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well - until she moves into a new apartment and meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.
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    Outrageous Confessions Of Lady Deborah
    Marguerite Kaye - Hardback - Mills & Boon
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    Old Torry & Aberdeen Harbour
    Rosie Nicol - Paperback - Stenlake
    Torry is one of the oldest parts of Aberdeen. It was once a Royal Burgh in its own right, but was incorporated into Aberdeen in 1891 after the construction of the Victoria Bridge. These photographs help to preserve the memory of the region as time and industry march onward.

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