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    A Day To Die For: 1996, Everest's Worst Disaster
    Graham Ratcliffe - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    This title reveals for the first time the full, startling facts that led to the 1996 tragedy on Everest. As a first-hand witness, Graham Ratcliffe spent the night of 10th May on Everest's South Col, at 26,000 ft, sheltering from the deadly storm that would claim eight lives. This is Grahams incredible story.
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    Maggie & Me
    Damian Barr - Hardback - 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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    Maggie & Me
    Damian Barr - Paperback - Bloomsbury
    It's 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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    Ma, I've Reached For The Moon An I'm Hittin The Stars
    Martha Long - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    'Never again will I let myself plunge so low, it nearly cost my life then ended in the mad house', Martha vows, as she sits back in the taxi. A young Russian monk from the mental hospital has proposed marriage. Then she receives a shock. A letter from Father Ralph Fitzgerald, the man who rescued her from the streets.
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    A Mother's War: One Woman's Fight For The Truth Behind Her Son's Death At Deepcut
    Yvonne Collinson Heath - Hardback - Mainstream Publishing
    Yvonne Collinson Heath will never forget the telephone call that changed her life for ever. On 23 March 2002, her elder son, James - a private with the Royal Logistic Corps - was found dead in mysterious circumstances at the notorious Deepcut barracks. He had a single gunshot wound to the head. It was a tragedy that to this day raises questions. 'A Mother's War' recounts Yvonne's anguish at losing her son, a boy who dreamed of serving his country but died before he had even reached his 18th birthday.
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    Once Upon A Time: The Lives Of Bob Dylan
    Ian Bell - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    This text draws together the tangled strands of the many lives of Bob Dylan in all their contradictory brilliance. For the first time, the laureate of modern America is set in his entire context: musical, historical, literary, political and personal.
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    The Sinatra Club: My Life Inside The New York Mafia
    Salvatore Polisi - Hardback - Mainstream Publishing
    Born into one of the New York Mob's feared Five Families, Polisi ran an illegal after-hours gambling den, The Sinatra Club, that was a hangout for up-and-coming mobsters like John Gotti and the three wiseguys immortalised in Goodfellas: Henry Hill, Jimmy Burke and Tommy DeSimone. Yet for Polisi, the glory days spent robbing banks and pulling heists were fleeting. When he was busted, and already sickened by the bloodbath that had engulfed the Mob as it teetered towards extinction, he flipped and became one of a breed he had loathed all his life: a rat. Here, Polisi tells his story of life inside the New York Mob.
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    Tomorrow You Die: The Astonishing Survival Story Of A Second World War Prisoner Of The Japanese
    Andy Coogan - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    Andy Coogan was born in Glasgow in 1917, the oldest child of poor Irish immigrants. He was tipped for Olympic glory, but a promising running career was interrupted by war service. His capture during the fall of Singapore marked the beginning of a three-and-a-half-year nightmare of starvation, torture and disease. This is his story.
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    The Man Who Gave Away His Island: A Life Of John Lorne Campbell Of Canna
    Ray Perman - Paperback - Birlinn
    This is the story of a remarkable man and his triumph over adversity, bank managers and bureaucrats to fulfil his dream. Even after he gave it to the National Trust for Scotland he still had to fight to secure his legacy.
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    1814, Year Of Waverley: The Life And Times Of Walter Scott
    Christopher Harvie - Paperback - Argyll
    Chris Harvie guides you through Sir Walter Scott's life and exciting times, including Scott's career in Edinburgh and the Borders, as invalid, as schoolboy, lawyer, translator and writer.

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