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    An Uncounselled King: Charles I And The Scottish Troubles, 1637-1641
    P. H. Donald - Paperback - Cambridge University Press
    This is an account of Charles I's handling of the early Covenanting troubles in Scotland during the period 1637-41. The study aims to shed light on the processes whereby Charles, with counsel and yet often in spite of it, tried to uphold his case.
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    A Particle Of Clay: The Biography Of Alec Skempton, Civil Engineer
    Judith Niechcial - Hardback - Whittles
    Professor Sir Alec Skempton was an influential figure in the discipline of soil mechanics, forming the first university department in the subject at Imperial College, London. By his daughter, this biography examines the man as well as his career.
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    There Was A Piper, A Scottish Piper: Memoirs Of Pipe Major John T. Mackenzie
    John T. MacKenzie - Paperback - Natural Heritage Books
    John T. McKenzie, a Highland Piper and Scots Guard, saw active service in the war zones of North Africa, was part of the liberation of Norway and was later posted to the Malaysian jungle. Throughout, his devotion to Highland piping remained in the forefront of his life.
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    Jo Grimond: Towards The Sound Of Gunfire
    Michael McManus - Hardback - Birlinn
    In the late 1940s and 50s, the Liberal Party seemed doomed to irrelevance. Its few MPs held their seats as a result of pacts to which Churchill turned a blind eye. This is a biography of Jo Grimond, who turned the fortunes of the Liberal Party around.
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    Bin Laden: Behind The Mask Of The Terrorist
    Adam Robinson - Paperback - Mainstream
    This volume examines the life of Bin Laden, revealing a past laced with prostitutes, hedonism and alcohol abuse. It shows a youth desperately seeking acceptance and a man whose need for attention and adulation set him upon an unbelievable course.
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    Sylvia Smith - Paperback - Canongate
    As Sylvia stumbles from one temporary job to another, and through a variety of furnished flats, her deadpan delivery has an almost hypnotic affect. Live Sylvia's life with her, the way see sees it, by reading this, her diary.
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    On The Cobbles: The Life Of A Bare-Knuckle Gypsy Warrior
    Jimmy Stockins - Paperback - Mainstream
    This volume is a rare insight into a community under threat, a community that treasures tradition, and a man who had little choice in becoming a fighter, but was nevertheless determined to be the best.
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    John Macmurray: A Biography
    John E. Costello - Paperback - Floris
    Drawing on unpublished diaries and family records, this is the first authoritative biography of the renowned 20th-century Scottish thinker whose private life challenged moral convention, just as his radical ideas challenged conventional philosophy.
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    Deadly Beat: Inside The Royal Ulster Constabulary
    Richard Latham - Paperback - Mainstream
    For 14 years, Latham, an Englishman, served as a police officer, both in England and in Northern Ireland, before transferring from the English Special Branch to the RUC in 1991. This is his story, giving insight into the reality of policing Ulster.
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    Glasgow: Tales Of The City
    John Burrowes - Paperback - Mainstream
    Few cities in the world abound with so many extraordinary stories as Glasgow. This book offers a collection of stories about the city, with subjects ranging from footballers to criminals.

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