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Ten Shots Back: The Paul Lawrie Story
- Hardback - DB
This is the story of the man who beat the odds, who married the woman of his dreams and who remains the last golfer from Great Britain to claim one of golf's four major championships. Over the course of his 20-year career on the European Tour, Lawrie has won seven tournaments, represented Europe with distinction in the Ryder Cup and Royal Trophy, and Scotland in the Dunhill and World Cups.
Orkney & Shetland Island Steamers
- Paperback - Amberley
Iain Quinn tells the story of the North Boats in words and pictures, focusing on the period from the end of the First World War to the present day, using many illustrations published here for the very first time.
Off Kilter!: A Cheeky Wee Keek At Couthie Humour
- Hardback - doodlemacdoodle
28 classic couthie nineteenth-century full colour photos with ridiculously modern comments - in Scots, with additional anecdotes in English.
Once Upon A Time: The Lives Of Bob Dylan
- Hardback - Mainstream
This text draws together the tangled strands of the many lives of Bob Dylan in all their contradictory brilliance. For the first time, the laureate of modern America is set in his entire context: musical, historical, literary, political and personal.
Origins Of Human Innovation And Creativity
- Hardback - Elsevier
Innovation and creativity are two of the key characteristics that distinguish cultural transmission from biological transmission. This book explores a number of questions concerning the nature and timing of the origins of human creativity.
On The Heroism Of Mortals
- Paperback - Vagabond Voices
This collection of short stories deals with the heroism of our flawed lives. It explores the arduousness of people's lives and covers such diverse subjects as human solidarity, generational change, single parenthood, domestic violence, the tragic complexity of revolution, police brutality, artistic hubris and the limitations of rationalism.
'Of Laws Of Ships And Shipmen': Medieval Maritime Law And Its Practice In Urban Northern Europe
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
A comparative analysis of maritime law and its administration in five Northern European towns.
One Ted Falls Out Of Bed: A Counting Story
- Boards - Macmillan Children's
When ted falls out of bed, three tearaway mice whisk him off on a breath-taking journey. They zoom around in fast cars, go on a balloon ride and climb a building-block mountain. It's all very exciting, but will it get ted back to bed?
Ours, Yours And Mines: A Family Saga Setr In The Miners' Rows Of Ayrshire, Scotland In The Mid-1800s To Early 1900s
- Paperback - CreateSpace
An historical novel based on real people and places in the period 1861 to 1913, set amidst the poverty and overcrowding in the miners' rows of Ayrshire, Scotland. The author has put words into the mouths of her ancestors to create a picture of life for large mining families and how they battled sickness and disease, and barely eked out a living.
Olivia's Enchanted Summer
- Paperback - Nosy Crow
Olivia and her friends are going to be spending August in Edinburgh, home to the world-famous Fringe Festival. They can't wait to get there, to stay in the beautiful city and soak up the festival atmosphere. But the run doesn't go smoothly. There's a thief in their midst who's determined to steal the show.