Biography & Autobiography
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- Add to BasketChildren Of The Dead End
- Paperback - New Island
Based on personal memories of the author's life in Ireland and Scotland during the early 1900s, this novel tells the story of Dermod Flynn, an itinerant farm hand in Donegal and Tyrone before moving to Scotland with a potato-picking squad.
- Add to BasketNot Really What You'd Call A War
- Paperback - Whittles
Not Really What You'd Call a War are the experiences encountered by an undergraduate who in the Second World War became an ordinary seaman, commissioned officer and a Liaison Office in a Free French ship.
- Add to BasketGeorge Lockhart Of Carnwath, 1681-1731: A Study In Jacobitism
- Paperback - Tuckwell
Through an in-depth analysis of the attitudes, beliefs and assumptions of one of the most active Jacobites of the early 18th century, the author sheds light on the inner workings of Jacobitism in Scotland leading up to and following the Union of 1707.
- Add to BasketA Galloway Childhood
- Hardback - GC
Originally published in 1967, this memoir describes the author's upbringing on his grandparent's farm in Wigtownshire. This edition includes family photographs to help bring the world portrayed in the text to life.
- Paperback - Tauris Parke
When Elizabeth I ordered her rival and kinswoman, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, to be beheaded in 1587 she did so in resigned frustration rather than as an act of political wrath. This biography of Mary is told by a specialist of the 16th century.
- Add to BasketThe Life And Adventures Of John Nicol, Mariner
- Paperback - Canongate
This work renders the story of a man whom history has nearly forgotten. In his many voyages the Scottish-born sailor John Nicol twice circumnavigated the globe, visiting every inhabited continent and participating in many great events of exploration.
- Add to BasketThe Rough Wooings: Mary Queen Of Scots, 1542-1551
- Hardback - Tuckwell
Mary Queen of Scots was a subject of debate from birth. One of the Rough Wooings for her hand in marriage was the last major war between Scotland and England. This is the story of her beginning, which involves major figures of early modern history.
- Add to BasketBothy To Big Ben... And Beyond: An Autobiography
- Paperback - Mercat
Ben Coutts began his working life as a pony-boy in the 1920s and went on to spend more than 60 years on the land, as a shepherd, factor, farmer and stockbreeder. In later life, he became a broadcaster and show judge and stood for Parliament in 1983.
- Add to BasketTwenty Years Down The Mines
- Paperback - Stenlake
A first hand account of the everyday work and woes in this now all but disappeared industry. Ian Terris' account of his working life will strike a chord with thousands of ex-miners and bring to life the day to day trials and tribulations of the mining industry.
- Add to BasketOn The Cobbles: The Life Of A Bare-Knuckle Gypsy Warrior
- Hardback - 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.