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Songs By The Ettrick Shepherd
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
Based on Hogg's 1831 collection entitled 'Songs by the Ettrick Shepherd', this critical edition provides the original text as well as the history of its genesis.
Scotland, CEMA And The Arts Council, 1919-1967
- Hardback - Ashgate
A case study of the relationship between arts and cultural policy and nationalism, this book examines the overlooked significance of Scotland in the development of British arts policy and institutions.
Something Borrowed, Someone Dead
- Hardback - Constable & Robinson
Incomer Gloria French is at first welcomed in the Cotswold village of Piddlebury. She seems like a do-gooder par excellence, raising funds for the church and caring for the elderly. But she has a bad habit of borrowing things and not giving them back, so when she is discovered dead, poisoned by a bottle of elderberry wine, folk in the village don't mourn her passing too intently. Parish councillor Jerry Tarrant hires Agatha Raisin to track down the murderer. But the village is creepy and secretive and the residents don't seem to want Agatha to find who the murderer is, and Agatha's investigations are hampered by the emotional upset of finding her ex, James Lacey, has fallen in love with young detective Toni Gilmour. And now the murderer is targeting Agatha!
Shadows Of Death
- Hardback - Severn House
Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt go to Orkney in Scotland to see some intriguing Stone Age excavations. When the donor of the dig is found murdered, Dorothy and Alan launch an unofficial investigation into the murder.
- Paperback - Barrington Stoke
Lisa and her cat Snug are inseperable ... until the day Snug disappears. A brilliant story from a master of the animal tale.
A Scriptural Theology Of Eucharistic Blessings
- Hardback - T & T Clark
In this book, Susan Bubbers focusses on the biblical message of the benefits of participation in the Eucharist. Why keep this feast? Why is Eucharist important? Bubbers ultimately argues that the feast is a divinely designed paradigm for worship, which is accompanied by a promise of transformational encounters.
Shades: The Short Life And Tragic Death Of Erich Schaedler
- Hardback - Black & White Publishing
Long before the deaths of Wales manager Gary Speed and Germany goalkeeper Robert Enke shocked football, the Scottish game was forced to deal with a numbing death of its own over Christmas 1985. International full-back Erich Schaedler, aged 36, was found dead in a Borders beauty spot, with a shotgun by his side and no suicide note or motive for taking his own life. A straightforward suicide? So it seemed at the time, but family and friends are not so sure, and to this day mystery surrounds his tragic death. For the first times, 'Shades' presents an intimate portrait of a man who died in the very prime of life.
Struth: The Story Of An Ibrox Legend
- Hardback - Black & White Publishing
Bill Struth was the most iconic and successful manager in the history of Rangers Football Club. Here, veteran sports journalist David Leggat profiles the life of the man who dominated Ibrox for 34 successful years.
- Hardback - Polygon
Steven Dunbar gets the news that an old friend, Dr Simone Ricard of Medicins Sans Frontieres, has died in an accident while attending a scientific meeting in Prague. She and her team have been working to eradicate polio in the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan and have discovered a possible reason for their failure to do so - fake teams put in by the CIA. She has gone to Prague to publicise this but the meeting organisers won't let her speak - they already know the reason and have accepted the CIA apology. They think it will only make matters worse if wider publicity is sought.
The Skull In The Wood
- Paperback - Chicken House
Deep on Dartmoor, cousins Matt and Tilda discover a skull. And from that moment black things happen. Birds and animals turn bad, and there's talk of the return of an old curse.