This is a complete list of the new books which have arrived on the site within the last month. See This Month's Highlights for a selection.
- Add to BasketWhere Is Wee MacNessie?
- Paperback - Ablekids
Wee MacNessie's friends are trying to find him. Where can he be?
- Add to BasketBrief Encounters With Che Guevara
- Paperback - Canongate
From the slums of Haiti to a golf course in Myanmar, and from the Colombian jungle to the diamond mines of Sierra Leone, Ben Fountain's impeccable and devastatingly funny stories describe a world in political and social upheaval, and the lives caught in the balance.
- Add to BasketColumba's Iona: A New History
- Hardback - Sandstone
In May 2013, it will be 1450 years since the arrival on Iona of Columba, the imperious Irishman who founded its famous monastery and became Scotland's best known Celtic saint. The author charts the many developments on the island throughout the centuries, investigating why it has had such an enduring influence on Scottish life.
- Add to BasketThe Folded Man
- Paperback - Sandstone
In 2018 Manchester is a rotten city propped up by a few bad men. After the cuts, the toppling of its flagship tower, the riots and the terror, the promise of a prosperous North is gone. The first industrial city is dying, its people left to themselves, and with the rise of nationalism, it's only getting worse. Now, the only currency is trust, and Brian Meredith - addict, depressive, wheelchair-bound - has new trouble with old problems. It doesn't help that Brian is a mermaid - or at least thinks he is.
- Add to BasketThe Home Corner
- Paperback - Faber and Faber
Edinburgh, 1991. Having flunked her exams, 18-year-old Luisa McKenzie finds herself back at school - this time working as a classroom assistant. Instead of leading a new 'sophisticated' life as a student in London, she spends her days trundling to and from her childhood home, sitting on the outside of the 'Home Corner' in a class full of five-year-olds. A chance encounter one afternoon with Stella, a former schoolfriend who has, herself, gone on to 'greater' things, wakes Luisa up to her disappointments. With a school trip and a magic show on the horizon, Luisa's hold on reality slowly begins to unravel.
- Paperback - Saint Andrew
How did Christianity come to Scotland? A 1600-year-old fog of mystery separates us from the dawn of Christianity in Scotland - but there are some intriguing signposts. Whether in life or in legend, the achievements of Saints Ninian, Columba and Kentigern (Mungo) intertwine to form the deep roots of Scottish Christianity. Roderick Graham's research challenges the myths.
- Add to BasketA Wolf In Hindelheim
- Hardback - Hutchinson
A remote German village, 1926. A baby has gone missing. A police constable has been called. A doctor suspects a storekeeper. A son wants to prove himself a man. A love affair unfolds. Then the rumours begin to spread. Once suspicion has taken hold, is anything beyond belief?
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
Can human rights protect the stateless? Or are they permanently excluded from politics? This book reveals the paradoxes central to the politics of human rights by exploring questions of statelessness, exclusion, the violence of security and the visual representation of refugees and illegal migrants in the media.
- Hardback - The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Alexander Wilson's encyclopedic 'American Ornithology' established a distinctive approach that emphasized the observation of live birds. His drawings strove for a realistic depiction of birds in their native habitat & were intended as aids to identification. On the bicentennial of his death, this work celebrates the achievements of this Scottish scientist, whose posotion as the true father of American ornithology is only belatedly being recognised.
- Add to BasketAnimal Healing With Australian Bush Flower Essences
- Paperback - Findhorn
This reference gives extraordinary insights into the emotional world of animals and explores the healing powers of Australian Bush Flower Essences. Providing practical hints for keeping creatures fit and happy as well as dealing with health and behavior problems, this helpful guide offers naturopathic remedies that are both safe and time saving.