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    Floyd Patterson: The Fighting Life Of Boxing's Invisible Champion
    W. K. Stratton - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    W.K. Stratton tells the extraordinary story of the first man to win the world heavyweight boxing title twice: Floyd Patterson. In his 1962 fight against Sonny Liston, Patterson came to symbolise both the hopes and fears of Americans during the battle for civil rights.
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    The Girl With No Name: The Incredible True Story Of A Child Raised By Monkeys
    Marina Chapman - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    In 1954, a young girl was abducted and then abandoned in the Colombian rainforest. So begins the incredible story of Marina Chapman, who went on to spend five years in the jungle, her only family being a troop of capuchin monkeys. Using instinct to guide her, she copied everything they did and soon learned to fend for herself. At around ten years old, a feral Marina was returned to civilisation by hunters, who sold her to a brothel. Beaten daily and groomed to be a prostitute, she escaped and lived as a street kid. However, Marina's life as a wild child wasn't over - in some ways, it had only just begun.
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    Proper: The True Adventures Of The Donnelly Brothers
    Anthony Donnelly - Hardback - Black & White Publishing
    Brothers Anthony and Christopher Donnelly were born into, and surrounded by, allegedly one of Britain's most notorious crime families. How they found riches and fame as celebrated fashion kings is one of the most astonishing stories in the history of the British rag trade and is told in their own words.
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    All Because Of Henry: My Story Of Strugle And Triumph With Two Autistic Children And The Dogs That Unlocked Their World
    Nuala Gardner - Paperback - Black & White Publishing
    'All Because of Henry' picks up the lead from 'A Friend Like Henry', which traced the childhood journey of Dale, the Gardner family and, of course, their amazing golden retriever Henry, who has finally helped Dale to communicate with the world. Now, we meet Dale again, aged 17, to find out where his story goes next. He is no longer the victim of severe classical autism, but a young man facing a challenging and uncertain future.
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    Robert Bruce And The Community Of The Realm Of Scotland
    G. W. S. Barrow - Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
    The central theme of this book is the interplay and tension between Bruce and the concept of a Scottish nation, of which Bruce aspired to be leader. This edition takes account of the work and evidence of the last 20 years.
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    Under A Yellow Sky: A Tale Of The Sea And Coming Of Age
    Simon J. Hall - 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.
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    Fighting For The French Foreign Legion: Memoirs Of A Scottish Legionnaire
    Alex Lochrie - Paperback - Pen & Sword Military
    This account of life as a legionnaire describes how, with no French language ability, the author approached recruiters for the French Foreign Legion in Paris, the demanding selection process that followed, the harsh training regime and active service in Africa, Kuwait, Bosnia and Sarajevo.
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    A Final Grain Of Truth
    Jack Webster - Hardback - Black & White Publishing
    The final instalment of revered journalist Jack Webster's highly acclaimed autobiography which looks back at an eventful life and career, detailing experiences that shaped his life as well as the many people he has encountered along the way - from some of the greatest celebrities of our time to ordinary people with extraordinary stories to tell.
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    Grains Of Truth
    Jack Webster - Paperback - B & W
    The autobiography of one of Scotland's most popular journalists, 'Grains of Truth' is an evocative and entertaining account of Jack Webster's life, from his early days in Aberdeenshire to his long and distinguished career in journalism.
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    Shaping The Accountancy Profession: The Story Of Three Scottish Pioneers
    - Hardback - Routledge
    The emergence of an accountancy profession in Scotland is described in the context of three leading Chartered Accountants, whose careers spanned the second half of the 19th century and early part of the 20th century: George Auldjo Jamieson (1828-1900), Alexander Sloan (1843-1927) and Richard Brown (1856-1918). Each biography reveals the man involved in the professionalisation events, and is described within a broader personal context associated with Victorian Scotland.

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