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The Locked Ward: Memoirs Of A Psychiatric Orderly
- Paperback - Vintage
Dennis O'Donnell provides a detailed account of day-to-day life behind the doors of a psychiatric ward, examining the major mental disorders, the methods of treatment, the support of patients' friends and family, and the attitudes to psychiatric illness he encountered during his time as an orderly.
Three Things You Need To Know About Rockets: A Memoir
- 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.
The Inner Life Of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History
- Paperback - Princeton University Press
They were abolitionists, speculators, slave owners, government officials, and occasional politicians. And they were from one family. This book tells the intimate history of the Johnstones - four sisters and seven brothers who lived in Scotland and around the globe in the fast-changing 18th century.
Scottish Mandarin: The Life And Times Of Sir Reginald Johnston
- Hardback - Hong Kong University Press
Colonial administrator, writer, explorer, Buddhist, and friend to China's last emperor, Sir Reginald Johnston (1874-1938) was a distinguished sinologist with a tangled love and family life that he kept secret even from his closest friends. Airlie tells the life story of this complex and sensitive character.
Confessions Of A Good Girl
- Paperback - Pan
This is the honest, entertaining and often surprising autobiography of one of our favourite 'Loose Women'. Andrea McLean is much loved for her bubbly, warm personality. But her life has seen its share of heartache, as well as love and happiness, and now she's finally ready to tell the full story.
Hostage: A Year At Gunpoint With Somali Gangsters
- Paperback - Mainstream
In this title, Paul and Rachel Chandler exclusively recount their ordeal, revealing the entire breathtaking, inspiring and poignant story behind the dramatic headlines of their capture by Somali pirates.
Crosstown Traffic: Jimi Hendrix And Post-War Pop
- Paperback - Canongate
This text traces the sources of Hendrix's talent, showing how his knowledge of black musical traditions enabled him to cross racial barriers and achieve legendary status as both musician and performer.
Lord Of The Isle: The Extravagant Life And Times Of Colin Tennant - Lord Glenconner
- Hardback - Bene Factum
This is the biography of the late Lord Glenconner, the lord born to a rich Victorian industrial family who used his wealth to live an eccentric lifestyle of self-indulgence from the 1940s to his death in 2010.
Seven Steps In The Dark
- Paperback - Luath
Smith went into the pit when he was 14 years old, and spent his whole working life in the pits of Scotland until injury forced his retirement. This is his story, but it is also the story of the last 40 years of Scottish coalmining.
Houdini And Conan Doyle
- Paperback - Duckworth
This title tells how two famous friends became bitter enemies in a battle over life, death, and the afterlife. Based on original research, this history of two popular geniuses conjures up the fame, personalities and competing beliefs that pulled them apart.