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    Seven Steps In The Dark
    Bob Smith - Paperback - Luath
    Smith went into the pit when he was 14 years old, and spent his whole working life in the pits of Scotland until injury forced his retirement. This is his story, but it is also the story of the last 40 years of Scottish coalmining.
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    Houdini And Conan Doyle
    Christopher Sandford - Paperback - Duckworth
    This title tells how two famous friends became bitter enemies in a battle over life, death, and the afterlife. Based on original research, this history of two popular geniuses conjures up the fame, personalities and competing beliefs that pulled them apart.
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    The Naked Soul Of Iceberg Slim: Robert Beck's Real Story
    Iceberg Slim - Paperback - Canongate
    Iceberg Slim's frank portrayals of life in the Chicago ghettos have caused controversy ever since they first appeared in the late 1960s. 'The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim' is a departure in that it is a collection of short personal recollections.
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    Good Vibrations: An Autobiography
    Evelyn Glennie - Paperback - Arrow
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    Napoleon
    Sir Walter Scott - Hardback - Gibson Square
    Sir Walter Scott infuriated the more jingoistic of the British when his biography of Napoleon first appeared. The biography is of course coloured by the fact that it was written by a novelist but this only adds to its freshness and analytical features.
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    Looking For Mrs Livingstone
    Julie Davidson - Hardback - Saint Andrew
    This is the enthralling story of the extraordinarily courageous and stoical wife of the world-renowned explorer and missionary, David Livingstone.
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    Red Sky At Night
    John Barrington - Paperback - Luath
    'Red Sky At Night' is an account of a shepherd's year around Loch Katrine. The text brings to life the landscape, the widlife, the farm animals and the people who inhabit the author's vista.
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    Ma, I've Reached For The Moon An I'm Hittin The Stars
    Martha Long - Paperback - Mainstream
    'Never again will I let myself plunge so low, it nearly cost my life then ended in the mad house', Martha vows, as she sits back in the taxi. A young Russian monk from the mental hospital has proposed marriage. Then she receives a shock. A letter from Father Ralph Fitzgerald, the man who rescued her from the streets.
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    Greyfriars Bobby: The Most Faithful Dog In The World
    Jan Bondeson - Paperback - Amberley
    Greyfriars Bobby, the most faithful dog in the world, kept vigil at his master's grave for 14 long years, before dying in 1872. This title tells the true story of this amazing dog, using original sources.
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    Alexander Trocchi: The Making Of The Monster
    Andrew Murray Scott - Paperback - Kennedy & Boyd
    A story of heartbreak and pain, the minutiae of squalor, tragedy, obsession, of chemical addictions, sexual experimentations, promiscuity and desertion, suicide - and literary genius. This is the story Alexander Trocchi.

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