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Walking In The Southern Uplands: 44 Best Hill Days In Southern Scotland
- Paperback - Cicerone
This guide offers 44 routes stretching right across the Southern Uplands of Scotland, from Merrick and the Galloway Hills in the west to Arthur's Seat and the River Tweed in the east.
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.
Wriggle And Roar!
- Paperback - Macmillan Children's
Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Nick Sharratt, this is a wonderful rhyme book full of action and noise - guaranteed to make kids love poetry!
Where The Eagles Fly
- Paperback - Matador
The Ochil Hills are a special place for best friends Kristen Campbell and Laura Duncan. It's a place these friends share their dreams and ambitions, disappointments and secrets, and a place they return to whenever they can. When the girls leave school and go on to universities 50 miles apart, they find themselves facing many challenges. Kristen's hopes and dreams to become a vet fall very much into place, especially when she meets and falls in love with fellow student Scott McCallum. And Laura's dreams to be a journalist are going well too. Her part-time job singing and playing guitar in a little pub/restaurant in Edinburgh's Royal Mile are everything she dreamed about and make a welcome break from studying. However, her life changes dramatically when she meets and falls in love with the dark and mysteriously handsome Edinburgh estate agent Argyle Jamieson.
The Wickford Doom
- Paperback - Barrington Stoke
When Harry and his mother inherit a house from a mysterious relative of his father's following his death in the War, they travel across the country to discover the bequeathing was a cruel trick - the house has fallen into the sea. But it seems there's even more afoot at Wickford Hall than they first imagined, as tales of lost children and evil paintings soon capture Harry's imagination. Is there something evil lurking in the land? And can Harry defeat it before it swallows him up too?
The World's Wife
- Paperback - Picador
In Carol Ann Duffy's latest collection of poems, the stories of famous men - Midas, Darwin, Quasimodo, Pontious Pilate, King Kong - are presented from the perspective of the lesser-known wife.
When Mr Dog Bites
- Paperback - Bloomsbury
Dylan Mint has Tourette's. His life is a constant battle to keep the bad stuff in - the swearing, the tics, the howling dog that seems to escape whenever he gets stressed. But a routine visit to the hospital changes everything. Overhearing a hushed conversation between the doctor and his mum, Dylan discovers that he's going to die in March. So he makes a list of things he must do before he dies: first, he wants to have real sex with gorgeous Michelle Malloy; second, he's got to find his autistic best friend Amir a new best bud; third, he's got to get his dad back home from the army so they can say goodbye properly. It's not a long list, but it's ambitious, and he doesn't have much time.
The Winter Horses
- Paperback - Walker Books
Set in Ukraine 1941, this book takes you through a journey of survival in the dark days of WWII. Based on true events, it captures the power of sacrifice, the endurance of the human spirit and the astonishing loyalty of animals.
Weak Messages Create Bad Situations: A Manifesto
- Hardback - Canongate
Weak messages create bad situations. Strong messages create good situations. Turner Prize-nominated artist David Shrigley is here to help.
Waistcoats And Weaponry
- Paperback - Atom
Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style - with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey stowaway on a train to return their classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. Because no one would have suspected what - and who - they would find aboard the suspiciously empty train. Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to dissolve all of London into chaos and must decide where her loyalties lie once and for all.