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What Lot's Wife Saw
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
It has been 40 centuries since Sodom and Gomorrah and the world has changed beyond measure. By the shores of the Dead Sea the earth has opened up and mysterious violet salts have sprung up and changed everything. The geography of the continents has changed, the Mediterranean Sea has swallowed half of Europe and the addictive violet salt controls the new world. It is the new Sodom and Gomorrah and in the Colony which controls the salt there are hidden secrets which only Phileas Book can uncover. And on a night quite different from the rest, Phileas will be called to solve the most important riddle of his life.
What Your Pet Really Thinks
- Hardback - Black & White Publishing
Convinced you know your faithful hound? Confident you can tell exactly what your cute innocent kitten is thinking? Certain you can read your fluffy little guinea pig's mind like the back of your hand? Think again! This book tells you what your pet really thinks - but be warned, it's not always pretty! With real-life photos of a whole host of cute pets, from cats and dogs to hamsters and rabbits, and quirky captions to boot, 'What Your Pet Really Thinks' gives readers a hilarious alternative insight into the minds of the everyday pet.
Wish You Were Here
- Paperback - Avatar
This runaway success web comic features an island of uninfected survivors in a world overrun by psychopaths. The island was a safe place. However, in this latest chapter the arrival of the American drift fleet brings true civilization back, and opens the eyes of the petty and the jealous.
When Sorry Is Not Enough
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
Four years on from discovering their true heritage, Sally and Luke have overcome their animosity to forge a trusting relationship. And now Luke has returned home from his post as a detective in the Hong Kong police force to prove the innocence of his friend Irish, who is in prison for the murder of his wife. Luke believes Irish was set up and asks for Sally's help to prove it.
The West Highland Railway 120 Years
- Paperback - Amberley
Dr John McGregor takes a look at the line from its construction through to the present day, including the men who built it and ran it in the early days through the tourism and advertising that have always surrounded it to mishaps and maintenance.
When Mr Dog Bites
- Paperback - Bloomsbury
Dylan Mint has Tourette's. For Dylan, life is a constant battle to keep the bad stuff in - the swearing, the tics, the howling dog that escapes whenever he gets stressed. And, as a sixteen-year-old virgin and pupil at Drumhill Special School, getting stressed is something of an occupational hazard. But then a routine visit to the hospital changes everything. Overhearing a hushed conversation between the doctor and his mother, Dylan discovers that he's going to die next March. So he grants himself three parting wishes: three 'Cool Things To Do Before I Cack It'.
We Shall Remember
- Hardback - Sphere
Irena is a young medical student living in Warsaw when the German army invade Poland. Those closest to her are dying and when Irena realises that no one is coming to Poland's aid, it's clear that she is alone. Forced to flee to Britain, Irena meets Richard, a RAF pilot who she's instantly drawn to and there's a glimmer of happiness on the horizon. And then the war becomes more brutal and in order to right a never-forgotten wrong Irena must make an impossible decision. Decades later, Sarah's mother is left a home in Skye and another in Edinburgh following the death of Lord Glendale, a man she's never met, and only on the condition that Magdalena Drobnik, a woman she's never heard of, is no longer alive. Sarah's only clues to this mystery are two photographs she doesn't understand but she's determined to discover the truth, not knowing that she's about to begin a journey that will change her life.
- Hardback - Oneworld
Set on a remote Scottish island, this is the compelling story of one family's struggle to cope with a vanishing way of life - and a challenge to those who would call that struggle progress.
- Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
Based on original research, Graeme Morton examines both the contemporary sources available on William Wallace's life and the way the Wallace myth has been constructed, communicated and appropriated from his death in 1305 right up to the present day.
When Fraser Met Billy
- Paperback - Hodder
Fraser was a two-year-old autistic child with a multitude of problems when he first met Billy at the cat protection shelter. Billy purred, laid his paws across Fraser and they have been inseparable ever since. Slowly but surely Billy has transformed Fraser's life. Fraser's mother Louise has watched her son move from being a child prone to anxiety, tantrums and sudden emotional meltdowns to now a much calmer, less moody four-year-old whose future looks a lot brighter. In their home on the Balmoral Estate, Billy acts as Fraser's guardian - never leaving his side at mealtimes and bedtimes or whenever he's feeling low. Their profound bond has immeasurably improved their lives and the family's, and brought them lots of hilarious and touching moments along the way.