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  • Cover scan of Annie's Girl
    Annie's Girl: How An Abandoned Orphan Finally Discovered The Truth About Her Mother
    Maureen Coppinger - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    This touching and evocative memoir is the incredible story of an illegitimate industrial school survivor's profound struggle to overcome a shame-filled past and solve the mystery of her origins.
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    Every Living Thing
    James Herriot - Paperback - Pan Books
    Since they were first published, James Herriot's memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, 'Every Little Thing' is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain's best-loved authors.
  • Cover scan of The Last Highlander
    The Last Highlander: Scotland's Most Notorious Clan Chief, Rebel & Double Agent
    Sarah Fraser - Paperback - HarperPress
    'The Last Highlander' looks at the life of Simon Fraser; Jacobite, turncoat, traitor and the last nobleman to be executed for treason after failing to persuade the battered remnants of Bonnie Prince Charlie's army to make a last stand in the wake of the defeat at Culloden.
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    The Lord God Made Them All
    James Herriot - Paperback - Pan Books
    Since they were first published, James Herriot's memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, 'The Lord God Made Them All' is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain's best-loved authors.
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    Dreams That Die: Misadventures In Hollywood
    John Wight - Paperback - Zero
    This is the story of a young man from Scotland drawn to Hollywood, where he finds himself working as an extra in the daytime and orgainising anti-war demos in the evenings.
  • Cover scan of The Third Duke Of Buccleuch And Adam Smith
    The Third Duke Of Buccleuch And Adam Smith: Estate Management And Improvement In Enlightenment Scotland
    Brian Bonnyman - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    This title examines the career of Henry Scott (1746-1812) with particular focus on his relationship with his tutor and friend, the philosopher Adam Smith, and the management of his extensive Scottish estates.
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    The Locked Ward: Memoirs Of A Psychiatric Orderly
    Dennis O'Donnell - Paperback - Vintage
    Dennis O'Donnell provides a detailed account of day-to-day life behind the doors of a psychiatric ward, examining the major mental disorders, the methods of treatment, the support of patients' friends and family, and the attitudes to psychiatric illness he encountered during his time as an orderly.
  • Cover scan of Three Things You Need To Know About Rockets
    Three Things You Need To Know About Rockets: A Memoir
    Jessica Fox - Paperback - Short Books
    Jessica Fox was living in Hollywood, an ambitious 26-year-old filmmaker with a high-stress job at NASA. Working late one night, craving another life, she was seized by a moment of inspiration and tapped 'second hand bookshop Scotland' into Google. She clicked on the first link she saw. A month later, she arrived 2,000 miles across the Atlantic in Wigtown, on the west coast of Scotland, and knocked on the door of the bookshop she would be living in for the next month.
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    The Inner Life Of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History
    Emma Rothschild - Paperback - Princeton University Press
    They were abolitionists, speculators, slave owners, government officials, and occasional politicians. And they were from one family. This book tells the intimate history of the Johnstones - four sisters and seven brothers who lived in Scotland and around the globe in the fast-changing 18th century.
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    Scottish Mandarin: The Life And Times Of Sir Reginald Johnston
    Shiona Airlie - Hardback - Hong Kong University Press
    Colonial administrator, writer, explorer, Buddhist, and friend to China's last emperor, Sir Reginald Johnston (1874-1938) was a distinguished sinologist with a tangled love and family life that he kept secret even from his closest friends. Airlie tells the life story of this complex and sensitive character.

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