Biography & Autobiography

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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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    Is It That Time Already?
    Rikki Fulton - Paperback - B & W
    After an eventful wartime service in the Royal Navy where his ship was torpedoed in the Mediterranean, Rikki Fulton went on to become one of Scotland's best-loved entertainers. In 'Is it that Time Already?' he tells his life story.
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    The K2 Man (and His Molluscs): The Extraordinary Life Of Haversham Godwin-Austen
    Catherine Moorehead - Hardback - The In Pinn
    This is an authorised biography of one of the towering figures of Victorian exploration and mountaineering, Haversham Godwin-Austen. The book uses many previously unknown sources and presents illustrations that have never been published before.
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    Looking For Mrs Livingstone
    Julie Davidson - Paperback - 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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    The Last Holiday: A Memoir
    Gil Scott-Heron - Paperback - Canongate
    'The Last Holiday' tells the story of Stevie Wonder's 41-city tour of North America. The purpose of the tour was to lobby for Dr King's birthday to be officially made into a national holiday.
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    Emeli Sandé: The Biography
    David Nolan - Hardback - John Blake
    This biography charts Emeli's childhood in rural Aberdeenshire, the TV and radio talent contests she would enter in a bid to launch her singer-songwriter career and the day she turned down a record deal (aged just 16), as well as the massive hit songs she has written for artists such as Tinie Tempah, Cheryl Cole, Leona Lewis and Susan Boyle.
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    Man On The Run: Paul McCartney In The 1970s
    Tom Doyle - Hardback - Polygon
    'Man on the Run' paints an illuminating picture: from McCartney's nervous breakdown following the Beatles' split through his apparent victimisation by the authorities to the rude awakening of his imprisonment for marijuana possession in Japan in 1980 and the shocking wake-up call of John Lennon's murder.
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    The Best-Hated Man: George Malcolm Thomson, Intellectuals And The Condition Of Scotland Between The Wars
    George E. McKechnie - Hardback - Argyll
    This book examines George Malcolm Thomson's (1899-1996) contribution and impact across specific themes: the condition of Scotland's economy between the wars, society, politics, culture and identity, his influence on nationalism and the home rule movement; and the significance of other writers and thinkers. Thomson played a pivotal role in private discussions which led to the formation of the Scottish National Party. His work is overshadowed by his sectarian attacks against Scotland's Irish Catholic population.
  • Cover scan of An Enlightened Duke The Life Of Archibald Campbell (1682-1761), Earl Of Ilay, 3rd Duke Of Argyll
    An Enlightened Duke The Life Of Archibald Campbell (1682-1761), Earl Of Ilay, 3rd Duke Of Argyll
    Roger L. Emerson - Paperback - Humming Earth
    Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll and 1st Earl of Ilay, lived a long and very active life as a soldier, lawyer, politician, patron and businessman. History remembers him on the one-hand as courageous, good-natured, learned and accomplished - and, on the other, as 'a man of little truth, little honour, little principle'. His sustantial political career, driven by gaining and increasing his power and that of his friends, is poorly documented, since manuy of his private papers have vanished. The author's interest in Argyll as a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment - which became a 30-year-long quest to piece together the fragmentary evidence of his complex life into a coherent story of contradictions within his personal, intellectual and business activities - has given us the first major study of a fascinating man, shown as having changed the nature of Scottish culture.

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