Biography & Autobiography


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    Maggie & Me
    Damian Barr - Paperback - Bloomsbury
    It is 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Maggie Thatcher survives. In small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian Barr watches in horror as his mum rips her wedding ring off and packs their bags. He knows he, too, must survive. Damian, his sister and his Catholic mum move in with her sinister new boyfriend while his Protestant dad shacks up with the glamorous Mary the Canary. Divided by sectarian suspicion, the community is held together by the sprawling Ravenscraig Steelworks.
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    Higher Ground
    Martin Moran - Paperback - Sandstone Press
    For decades now, Martin Moran has made his living as a mountain guide based in Strathcarron, Wester Ross. The Scottish hills have by no means bound or defined him though. It was after his ascent of the North Face of the Eiger that he made his decision to take the mountain guide qualifications. Martin has climbed and guided in the Alps, Norway, and the Himalayas, experiencing life changing adventures, near death experiences, meeting and guiding many interesting people. Humour has never been far away, but neither has excitement and interest. He has lived life in the mountains to the full and this is his story.
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    Emeli Sandé: Read All About It
    John Dingwall - Paperback - Omnibus Press
    John Dingwall has talked to Emeli, her parents, her sister, schoolteachers and those who have been involved with her career to bring the first biography of Britain's hottest female singer/songwriter of the moment.
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    Ishbel And Empire: A Biography Of Lady Aberdeen
    Doris French Shackleton - Paperback - Dundurn
    Lady Ishbel, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair, was born into an affluent and politically active London family. She came to Ottawa as the wife of Lord Aberdeen, newly appointed Governor General, in 1893. A born leader leader of women, she lent the weight of her position to a multitude of causes - both political and social. Her ardent support for the Leader of the Opposition, Wilfrid Laurier, and the controversial role played by the Governor General in the selection of Canada's seventh Prime Minister remain intriguing questions today. The Aberdeens served a second viceregal term in Ireland during the troubled years from 1905 to 1916. On their return to England, despite declining family fortunes, Lady Aberdeen continued to work determinedly for both political and social reform.
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    When Fraser Met Billy
    Louise Booth - Hardback - Hodder & Stoughton
    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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    When Fraser Met Billy
    Louise Booth - Paperback - Hodder & Stoughton
    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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    Rocks Off: 50 Tracks That Tell The Story Of The Rolling Stones
    Bill Janovitz - Paperback - Polygon
    Looking through the prism of the Stone's music in a fresh way, 'Rocks Off' is the ultimate listening guide and thinking man's companion that will spur readers to dust off those old albums and listen in with a new-found perspective on one of the most famous and acclaimed rock 'n' roll bands of all time.
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    Don't Ever Tell: Kathy's Story
    Kathy O'Beirne - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    Kathy recounts her tragic experiences as a Magdalen girl in unflinching detail, along the way stirring up many extreme emotions. She details her will to survive horrific circumstances and her subsequent fight for justice.
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    Further Up The Inverted Pyramid
    George Wilson - Paperback - Book Guild
    The third of George Wilson's fascinating explorations of his personal spiritual philosophy, this book examines the author's theory on the nature of the human soul and its relationship with God.
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    Some Of Me & Old Memories: An Autobiography
    Alasdair Gray - Boxed - Cargo
    Alasdair Gray is one of the finest writers, painters and creatives working in the UK. Here, he creates a candid insight into his life with this autobiography; how growing up in post-war Glasgow influenced his thinking, his relationship with his parents, the influence and work of his peers, how he came to create his masterpieces such as 'Lanark' and '1982, Janine' and his musings on life, death and everything in between.

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