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    Sewing Freedom: Philip Josephs, Transnationalism & Early New Zealand Anarchism
    Jared Davidson - Paperback - AK Press
    Philip Josephs was a Latvian-born, Scottish national who emigrated to New Zealand in 1904 and helped launch the organised anarchist movement there. This book is a narrative history of Josephs' life, set in the colonial outpost of New Zealand. Studying the transnationalist networks that flourished during what was a global anarchist upsurge, Davidson connects new dots in an earlier cultural globalisation.
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    Three Things You Need To Know About Rockets
    Jessica A. Fox - 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.
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    It Shouldn't Happen To A Midwife!: More Nursing Tales From The Swinging Sixties
    Jane Yeadon - Paperback - Black & White Publishing
    In this sequel to 'It Won't Hurt a Bit', it's time for Jane Yeadon to move on from her training to her exciting new life as a midwife in the 1960s. It's a whole new challenge with a new set of intriguing colleagues far from home as she heads from Scotland to Belfast for a brand new adventure.
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    It Won't Hurt A Bit: Nursing Tales From The Swinging Sixties
    Jane Yeadon - Paperback - Black & White Publishing
    This title presents the story of Jane Yeadon's journey from the farm she loved and the schoolwork she hated through to her nurse training and the many adventures along the way.
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    The Story Of My Boyhood And Youth
    John Muir - Paperback - Birlinn
    In this moving memoir of an unusual childhood, John Muir recalls his younger days in East Lothian with a startling clarity, depicting a wild boy whose quiet individuality and determination were already emerging.
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    The Glasgow Curse: My Life In The Criminal Underworld
    William Lobban - Paperback - Birlinn
    This chilling and disturbing memoir tells the story of one of Glasgow's most notorious criminals, a man accused of many murders. Writing in his own words, William Lobban tells how he was born in Exeter Prison to a violent, schizophrenic mother and went on to start his own career in crime.
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    In The Front Line: A Doctor In War And Peace
    Alec Glen - Hardback - Birlinn
    This is a memoir by a Scottish doctor who joined the army as a medical officer at the outbreak of World War One, and went on to work in Govan after the war. Less an account of the author's inner life, it is a graphic narrative, by a practitioner in the hospitals and homes of a major city, of hands-on medical care during much of the twentieth century.
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    Va Va Froome: The Remarkable Rise Of Chris Froome
    David Sharp - Paperback - Birlinn
    This is a portrait of a wonderful sporting anomaly. An honest, intelligent, thoughtful, bookish 27-year-old with a hidden steely determination. Chris Froome is the African who will fight to capture the crown of the Tour de France from Bradley Wiggins in 2013.
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    If Only I Had Told: The Shocking True Story From The Girl At The Heart Of Orkney's Satanic Sex Ring
    Esther W. - Paperback - Ebury Press
    A personal, brave memoir and a shocking true account of how two very bad men and a flawed system let a whole community down. 'In 1991, social workers snatched nine children from four families on a tiny Orkney Island amid allegations of a satanic sex abuse circle. Those false allegations had been made by my younger brothers and sisters. It wasn't their fault. They didn't stand a chance'.
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    Up In Lights: The Memoirs Of A 1920s Chorus Girl
    Marjorie Graham - Paperback - Pan Books
    Born into an ordinary Edinburgh family in 1904, Marjorie Graham was expected to grow up like any other respectable girl. But her childhood dance classes with friends instilled a burning desire in her: to be a star. She couldn't have chosen a better time. As the roaring twenties flared into life, young Marjorie got her first break as a chorus girl. But the glamour of being a 'flapper' brought with it hidden dangers, an altogether darker world of failed love affairs, poverty and addiction to drink.

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