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The Real Gorbals Story: True Tales From Glasgow's Meanest Streets
- Paperback - Mainstream
Colin MacFarlane witnessed the last days of the old Gorbals as a major regeneration programme began in 1961, and, as a street boy, he had an insight into a community in rapid decline. In this book, he reveals what it was like to live in the old Gorbals.
The Riverman: Pitch Black
- Paperback - Sphere
This is a collection of two Chief Inspector Lorimer novels from Alex Gray - 'The Riverman' and 'Pitch Black'.
Robert Craufurd: Wellington's Wayward Martinet
- Hardback - Pen & Sword Military
To most students of the Peninsular War the name Robert Craufurd usually evokes images of a battle-hardened martinet, flogging his men across Portugal and Spain, driving them hard. However, it is only half of the picture of this most complex character and it is the other half that has never before been revealed.
The Royal Stuarts: A Family History Of Triumph, Tragedy And Failure
- Paperback - Pimlico
Drawing on the accounts of historians past & present as well as the representation of the Stuarts in novels & plays, Allan Massie gets beyond the stereotypes & presents a nuanced history of a remarkable family. He tells the story of an influential but often ill-fated dynasty, a bloody & tragic story full of drama & incident.
The Return Of Sherlock Holmes
- Paperback - William Collins
Three years have passed since Sherlock Holmes and his nemesis Moriarty vanished into the abyss of the Reichenbach falls. In that time the criminals of London have been able to sleep safe in their beds. Now, with London in great need of a protector, Holmes makes his return.
Room Of Thieves
- Hardback - Salt
A six toed cat skeleton, a lesson in boxing technique and a poem in the shape of a phallus. These are just some of the things you can expect from Cleland's second collection, 'Room of Thieves'.
The Return Of John Macnab
- Paperback - Quercus
The Return of John Macnab is an adventure, a poacher's handbook, a romance and a moving story of loss and renewal with comic and political elements.
Roars From The Back Of The Bus: Rugby Tales Of Life With The Lions
- Paperback - Mainstream
Stewart McKinney's belief in and love of Lions rugby was rekindled by what he witnessed at first hand on the 2009 South African tour. Here he collects stories from fellow former Lions, ranging from the intrepid tourists of the Jack Kyle and Cliff Morgan era to the professional players of today.
Room On The Broom
- Paperback - Macmillan Children's Books
The complete story and original illustrations of the bestselling 'Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have been specially re-designed into an early reader format. Created with expert advice from a literacy consultant, this new version is intended to help and encourage children who are growing in reading confidence. Join a witch, her cat, a dog, a frog and a bird on a bumpy broomstick ride. From the award-winning creators of 'The Gruffalo'.
Ride A Pale Horse
- Paperback - Titan
When Karen Cornell, a journalist on assignment in Czechoslovakia, agrees to help a would-be defector by carrying top-secret documents to Washington, she is pulled into a web of terrorism, assassination, blackmail, espionage and treason in the highest levels. One false move could cost Karen her life and throw the world into war.