Biography & Autobiography


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  • Cover scan of Under A Yellow Sky
    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.
  • Cover scan of Grains Of Truth
    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.
  • Cover scan of Shaping The Accountancy Profession
    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.
  • Cover scan of The K2 Man (and His Molluscs)
    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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