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  • Cover scan of Saving The Army

    Saving The Army: The Life Of Sir John Pringle
    Morrice McCrae - Hardback - John Donald
    Morrice McCrae's biography of Sir John Pringle looks at his work in the mid 1700s as the most distinguished physician in London, while in the army he was responsible for major reforms in military hospitals, reducing significantly the numbers of deaths from disease.
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    Scotland Or No
    Peter Burnett - Paperback - Thirsty Books
    Back living in Ediburgh, Alan Stewart hasn't seen his father for 6 years, other than on Twitter where he is known as Scotland's biggest conspiracy theorist. Claiming to have uncovered an army of false internet profiles, Alan's father sets him on a crash course in lies and manipulation, as these fakes take centre-stage in the battle for Scottish independence.
  • Cover scan of Sedition
    Katharine Grant - Paperback - Virago
    Motherless Alathea Sawneyford, her charms grown disturbing as she rebels against her father, has made the city's streets her own, while Annie Cantabile is constrained, by her own disfigurement and her father, to his pianoforte workshop under the shadow of Tyburn gibbet. One afternoon the dusty workshop receives a visitor. A man, representing an unscrupulous band of City speculators, Alathea's father among them, require a pianoforte and its charming teacher to find titled husbands for all their daughters. It seems an innocent enough plan but these are subversive times and perhaps even a drawing-room piano lesson isn't exactly what it seems.
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    The Sign Of Four
    Arthur Conan Doyle - Paperback - Penguin Books
    The great detective's melancholy mood is lifted by the arrival of attractive Mary Morstan. Her father vanished ten years ago but she has been receiving a large, lustrous pearl annually. She wants Holmes and Watson to accompany her to meet her benefactor.
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    A Study In Scarlet
    Arthur Conan Doyle - Paperback - Penguin Classics
    When Dr John Watson takes rooms in Baker Street with amateur detective Sherlock Holmes, he has no idea that he is about to enter a shadowy world of criminality and violence.
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    Troubled Waters
    Gillian Galbraith - Hardback - Polygon
    A young, disabled girl is lost on a winter's night in Leith, unable to help herself or find her way home. Someone is combing the streets, frantically searching for her. Within hours of her disappearance, a body is washed up on Beamer Rock, a tiny island in the Forth being used as part of the foundations for the new Queensferry Bridge. No sooner has Detective Inspector Alice Rice managed to discover the identity of that body than another one is washed up on the edge of the estuary, in Belhaven Bay. What is the connection between the two bodies? Has the killer any other victims in their sights and if so, can Alice solve the puzzle before another life is taken?
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    Trout Fishing In America
    Richard Brautigan - Paperback - Canongate
    The title of the book is a pseudonym for the miraculous as the author leads the reader through the byways of America's rural communities in an exploration of the land and mind.
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    The Valley Of Fear
    Arthur Conan Doyle - Paperback - Penguin Classics
    From the annals of Dr Watson comes this dark tale of Sherlock Holmes' early encounter with Professor Moriarty. When Holmes and Watson receive a cipher from one of Moriarty's henchmen warning of dark doings at a manor house, they find themselves on the trail of a murderer.
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    Walking The Border: A Journey Between Scotland And England
    Ian Crofton - Hardback - Birlinn
    In the book Ian Crofton makes a journey on foot from Gretna Green in the southwest to Berwick in the northeast, following as close as possible the Anglo-Scottish Border as it has been fixed since the union of the the crowns in 1603. Much of the line of the Border runs through a wild, overwhelmingly unvisited no man's land - the sort of trackless waste perfect for keeping two belligerent peoples apart? During the course of his journey Ian Crofton considers a number of questions of how 'natural' are borderlines? Sometimes they follow physical barriers, sometimes an arbitrary line on a map, the compromise made by some committee of distant diplomats.
  • Cover scan of Welcome To Just A Minute!
    Welcome To Just A Minute!: A Celebration Of Britain's Best-Loved Radio Comedy
    Nicholas Parsons - Hardback - Canongate
    As its 900th episode approaches, 'Just a Minute' has consistently entertained BBC Radio 4 listeners, and many others around the world, since its first broadcast in December 1967. Inspired by a punishment handed out at school, the show's creator Ian Messiter devised a deceptively simple and versatile set of rules that has allowed the game to adapt and thrive as each new era of comedy entertainers emerges. In this official celebration, chairman Nicholas Parsons, the only person to have appeared in every programme, recalls the very best, occasionally awkward and often hilarious, moments that have lit up the comedy airwaves over six decades.

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