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Still Running: The Seven Lives Of A Glasgow Phenomenon
- Paperback - Saint Andrew
The irrepressible Jamie Stuart is a phenomenon. This is the story of an extraordinary life that decade-by-decade since the First World War bears witness to Glasgow's people and to the ever-changing backdrop of history. He inspires readers with his indomitable Christian faith and his unfailing sense of humour.
The Sands Of Time
- Paperback - Matador
When Shona Paterson lost both her parents within a short space of time, she felt as though her world had fallen apart. Shona eventually found peace by remembering the good times, growing up in a small but loving family. This book is a tribute to them, but will also strike a chord with anyone who has lost their parents.
- Paperback - Sandstone Press
'The Surfacing' is set largely on board a ship in the 1850s, searching for Franklin's lost expedition. It's a challenging and dangerous endeavour in a very male world - that is until Morgan, the second-in-command of the Impetus, realises there is a pregnant stowaway on board and that he is the father. It is too late to turn back, the ice is closing in, and the child will have to be born into the vast and icy wilderness of the Arctic.
The Selkie Girl
- Paperback - Picture Kelpies
Fergus lives with his father by the sea, but is lonely. He wants a friend more than anything. One day Fergus finds treasure on the beach: a beautiful fur blanket hidden in the rocks. But Fergus doesn't know that his treasure belongs to someone else - a selkie girl has lost her seal skin and can't go home to the sea without it. Will Fergus give his new friend what she needs, and risk being lonely again?
The Snow Girl
- Hardback - Floris Books
Once there was an old man and woman who didn't have any children. They watch their neighbours' children playing in snow. One day they build a snow-girl in their garden - and are astonished when she comes to life. But what willl happen when spring comes, and the snow melts?
Storm Singing And Other Tangled Tasks
- Paperback - Kelpies
Helen and her friends help Rona in a storm singer competition. Rona wins by singing up an incredible storm, but part of the prize is to represent the selkies in a much bigger contest. She must compete in three challenges against a mermaid and a blue loon, and carry a message between the deep sea powers, which will stop them going to war.
The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde And Other Stories
- Paperback - Alma Classics
One of Stevenson's most famous and enduringly popular works, 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' describes the mysterious relationship between a respectable and affable doctor and his brutal associate. Set in the grimy streets of Victorian London, this tale of murder, split personality and obscure science, with its chilling final revelation, became an instant horror classic when it was first published in 1886 and has enthralled and terrified generations of readers ever since.
Secret In The Shadows
- Paperback - Oxford University Press
In the deep, dark waters of Loch Ness, a monster lurks. Will Max, Cat, Ant and Tiger fall into its trap in 'Secrets in the Shadows'? This book is part of Project X Origins, a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school.
- Paperback - Barrington Stoke
Ben arrives at pirate school ready and raring to learn all about how to be the best pirate he can be! But instead of lessons in walking the plank, cutlass-swinging and singing sea shanties, the headmistress seems more focused on teaching business and economics. Ben can't have that! With the help of comrade-in-arms Short John Silver, an uprising is planned ...
Sailing The Forest: Selected Poems
- Hardback - Picador
Robertson's lyrical, brooding, dark and often ravishingly beautiful verse has seen him win almost every major poetry award; readers on both sides of the Atlantic have delighted in his preternaturally accurate ear and eye, and his utterly distinctive way with everything from the love poem to the macabre narrative. This book is both an ideal introduction to a necessary poet, and a fine summary of the great range and depth of Robertson's work to date.