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- Paperback - Vintage Books
Aggie is struggling to make sense of her life, but she's determined to make sense of her gran's life, even if everyone else thinks she should be concentrating on other things, like her faltering marriage. Back in the family home grandmother Peggy nests at the top of the house, rarely leaving her room. She says she's making her way to heaven, but when Aggie moves in again she soon realises that things are far from heavenly in the Coppella household. 'Snake Road' is a tale of loss and hope.
The Story Of Stirling
- Paperback - The History Press
This title tells the amazing story of Stirling's history from earliest times to the modern day. Some of the most pivotal moments in Scottish history occurred in the city's surroundings, including the greatest military victory in Scottish memory. But there is more to central Scotland's premier city than one battle: illustrated with 120 pictures and filled with curious, interesting and quirky facts throughout, this book will interest anyone who knows and loves this part of Scotland.
Scotland In The Age Of Two Revolutions
- Hardback - The Boydell Press
The 17th century was one of the most dramatic periods in Scotland's history, with two political revolutions, intense religious strife culminating in the beginnings of toleration, and the modernisation of the state and its infrastructure. This book provides a fresh perspective on the most important events and developments of the period.
Scottish Forestry: A Social History Of Scottish Forestry In The Twentieth Century
- Paperback - John Donald
The creation of large new tracts of forest, together with the development of a modern wood processing sector, was the single biggest transformation to occur in the Scottish countryside during the 20th century. While the environmental and landscape impacts of this change has been much commented upon, its impact on Scottish culture and society has attracted comparatively little attention. This book tells the fascinating story of the human side of forestry, drawing heavily on the thoughts, experiences and reflections of a wide range of individuals from all levels and all sectors of the industry as it has developed in Scotland over the last 100 years.
Scottish Urban Legends: The Black Flag Of Loch Maree And Other Stories
- Paperback - The History Press
Monsters, lunatics, vampires, werewolves, evil dolls and suicide dogs, stones entombing bodies, faces appearing in walls, curses and meetings with the devil - all this and more are contained within this book of Scottish urban legends.
Shadows Of Death
- Paperback - Severn House Paperbacks
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.
Showdown: The Inside Story Of The Gleneagles Ryder Cup
- Hardback - Elliott and Thompson
Iain Carter tells the inside story of an enthralling contest: from the build-up, including the appointment of both captains and the assembly of their teams, through to the dramas of the week at Gleneagles.
A Soldier's Best Friend: The Canine Heroes Of Afghanistan
- Hardback - Sandstone Press
Military working dogs are a crucial yet overlooked part of Britain's fighting forces in some of the most dangerous places on the planet. Many of them are rescue animals, neglected or mistreated by their owners before being given a new lease of life on the front line. Through in-depth interviews, unparalleled access to army sources and frontline reportage, journalist Stephen Stewart tells the dogs' gripping - and emotional - stories.
The Sunlit Summit
- Paperback - Sandstone Press
William Hutchison Murray was one of Scotland's most distinguished climbers in the years before and after the Second World War. As a prisoner of war in Italy he wrote his first classic book, 'Mountaineering in Scotland', on rough toilet paper which was confiscated and destroyed by the Gestapo. The rewritten version was published in 1947 and followed by the, now, equally famous, 'Undiscovered Scotland'. This book profiles the life of this most noteworthy individual.
Slim Jim: Simply The Best
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
Jim Baxter was one of Scotland's greatest-ever football players, a left-footed wonder who became a Rangers icon and a leading member of the celebrated Scotland side of the 1960s. In this insightful biography, Tom Miller takes an in-depth look at the legend known as Slim Jim.