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Lives & Times: Achievements Of The Famous And Remarkable, Age By Age
- Hardback - Inkbee
This is a collection of brief biographical sketches detailing achievements of hundreds of famous and remarkable people. They are ordered by the person's age at the time of their achievement. The book encompasses people from the fields of popular culture, sport, invention, science, the arts, commerce and politics.
The Tailor Of Inverness
- Paperback - Sandstone
'The Tailor of Inverness' is a story of journeys, of how a boy who grew up on a farm in Galicia (Eastern Poland, now Western Ukraine) came to be a tailor in Inverness. His life spanned most of the 20th century. Taken prisoner by the Soviets in 1939, he was freed in an amnesty in 1941. He then joined the thousands of Poles who travelled to Tehran then Egypt to be integrated into the British Army, and was resettled in Britain in 1948.
The Kings & Queens Of Scotland
- Paperback - Amberley
This title provides a complete history of the Scottish rulers, from the heads of its early constituent states and the first King of Scots Kenneth MacAlpin, to Queen Anne and the union with England.
Under A Yellow Sky: A Tale Of The Sea And Coming Of Age
- Paperback - Whittles
This is an incisive and colourful commentary of men living and working together in extreme circumstances and a coming-of-age book like no other. It paints a canvas of life aboard a Merchant Navy ship in the 1970s.
The Cupboard Under The Stairs: A Boy Trapped In Hell--
- Paperback - Mainstream
Paul Mason's father was a policeman. He was also a member of a sadistic paedophile ring that operated on the outskirts of Carlisle during the 1960s. He would keep Paul locked up and naked in a tiny cupboard under the stairs of their home before sexually abusing him. This title tells Paul's story.
Sewing Freedom: Philip Josephs, Transnationalism & Early New Zealand Anarchism
- Paperback - AK Press
Philip Josephs was a Latvian-born, Scottish national who emigrated to New Zealand in 1904 and helped launch the organised anarchist movement there. This book is a narrative history of Josephs' life, set in the colonial outpost of New Zealand. Studying the transnationalist networks that flourished during what was a global anarchist upsurge, Davidson connects new dots in an earlier cultural globalisation.
Three Things You Need To Know About Rockets
- 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.
It Shouldn't Happen To A Midwife!: More Nursing Tales From The Swinging Sixties
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
In this sequel to 'It Won't Hurt a Bit', it's time for Jane Yeadon to move on from her training to her exciting new life as a midwife in the 1960s. It's a whole new challenge with a new set of intriguing colleagues far from home as she heads from Scotland to Belfast for a brand new adventure.
It Won't Hurt A Bit: Nursing Tales From The Swinging Sixties
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
This title presents the story of Jane Yeadon's journey from the farm she loved and the schoolwork she hated through to her nurse training and the many adventures along the way.
The Story Of My Boyhood And Youth
- Paperback - Birlinn
In this moving memoir of an unusual childhood, John Muir recalls his younger days in East Lothian with a startling clarity, depicting a wild boy whose quiet individuality and determination were already emerging.