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    Gorbals Diehards: A Wild Sixties Childhood
    Colin MacFarlane - Paperback - Mainstream
    During the 1960s Glasgow boy Colin MacFarlane had a gang: the Incredible Gorbals Diehards. These were young boys trying to survive in one of the world's toughest areas, the infamous slums of Glasgow. Here, MacFarlane reveals what it was like to grow up on the streets in the Gorbals during this period.
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    Jimmy Irish: Undercover And Alone Against The Mafia - A True Story
    Norman MacDonald - Paperback - Mainstream
    This is the true story of one mans fearless courage whilst working undercover to infiltrate the Mafia. On behalf of every law-abiding American, Jimmy Mullan put his own life on the line as every day and night he rubbed shoulders with the Mobs drug dealers, killers, extortionists, thieves and loan sharks.
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    Leading From The Front: My Story
    Gerald Ronson - Paperback - Mainstream
    Gerald Ronson reveals how he fought his way to the top of the business ladder, lost everything twice, then clawed his way back up again.
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    Robert Craufurd: Wellington's Wayward Martinet
    Ian Fletcher - Hardback - Pen & Sword Military
    To most students of the Peninsular War the name Robert Craufurd usually evokes images of a battle-hardened martinet, flogging his men across Portugal and Spain, driving them hard. However, it is only half of the picture of this most complex character and it is the other half that has never before been revealed.
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    Tommy's Peace: A Family Diary, 1919-33
    Thomas Cairns Livingstone - Paperback - Mainstream
    Thomas Cairns Livingstone began to note his day-to-day experiences in 1913 and continued faithfully for the next 30 years. With each witty and well-observed entry, he recorded events at home and abroad through times of war and peace, joy and sadness. In this follow-up to 'Tommy's War', the focus is on the post-war years.
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    William Wallace
    Graeme Morton - 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.
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    When Fraser Met Billy
    Louise Booth - 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.
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    Robert The Bruce
    Michael A. Penman - Hardback - Yale University Press
    Robert the Bruce (1274-1329) was the famous unifier of Scotland and defeater of the English at Bannockburn - the legendary hero responsible for Scottish independence. Michael Penman retells the story of Robert's rise - his part in William Wallace's revolt against Edward I, his seizing of the Scottish throne after murdering his great rival John Comyn, his excommunication, and devastating battles against an enemy Scottish coalition - climaxing in his victory over Edward II's forces in June 1314. He then draws attention to the second part of the king's life after the victory that made his name. Penman investigates Robert's resettlement of lands and offices, the development of Scotland's parliaments, his handling of plots to overthrow him, and his cultivation of an image of kingship through the use of ceremony and symbol.
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    Creation Stories
    Alan McGee - Paperback - Pan Books
    Alan McGee's role in shaping British culture over the past 30 years is hard to overstate. As founder of Creation Records he brought us the music that defined an era. A charismatic Glaswegian who partied just as hard as any of the bands on his notoriously dissolute label, he became a star himself. In 'Creation Stories' he tells his story for the first time, from leaving school at 16 to setting up the Living Room club in London, which showcased many emerging indie bands, from managing The Jesus and Mary Chain to co-founding Creation when he was only 23.
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    Robert The Bruce: King Of Scots
    Ronald McNair Scott - Paperback - Canongate
    Robert the Bruce is one of the great heroic figures of history. Scott uses the accounts of contemporary chroniclers, particularly those of John Barbour, to reconstruct the story of this remarkable medieval king.

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