Biography & Autobiography
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- Northern Dancer: The Legend And His Legacy
- Paperback - Mainstream
The story of Northern Dancer is the stuff of legend. He was a little horse, dismissed because of his size, but today his descendants dominate racing the world over. This account of the thoroughbred spirit also provides insight into the racing world.
- The Pleader: An Autobiography
- Hardback - Mainstream
Len Murray, described by a High Court judge as the most respected pleader of his generation, practised as a solicitor in Glasgow for over 40 years. In this text he recounts many tales of the courts and the characters who inhabited them, whether they sat on the bench or stood in the dock.
- In Search Of Willie Patterson: A Scottish Soldier In The Age Of Imperialism
- Paperback - Cualann
This title tells the story of Fred Reid's quest to understand the grandfather he never knew, a soldier who fought in the East African campaign during World War I. In telling it, he is frank about the great pains a blind man must take to overcome many barriers to research.
- Lydia: Wife Of Hugh Miller Of Cromarty
- Paperback - Tuckwell
The name and writing of Hugh Miller, born in Cromarty in 1802, have always been and still are well-known. But his wife, Lydia, born in Inverness in 1812, has remained undeservedly in obscurity. In this book, she is at last brought on stage. Elizabeth Sutherland recounts her life in full.
- Being Scottish: Personal Reflections On Scottish Identity Today
- Paperback - Polygon at Edinburgh
This collection consists of 100 short reflections on the experience of being Scottish in the opening years of the 21st century.
- Mary Queen Of Scots And The Casket Letters
- Hardback - I. B. Tauris
This study re-examines the story of the Casket Letters, allegedly written by Mary to her lover Bothwell. The author sets out to provide an accessible presentation of the letters, as well as look at the controversy, the latest historiography and the literature it has generated.
- Paperback - HarperCollinsEntertainment
From welding to folk singing to comedy to writing to acting, Billy Connolly has proved his versatility and sheer determination. Here, his wife Pamela gives the reader an insider's view of the life of the Big Yin.
- I Remember: Memories Of Raasay
- Paperback - Birlinn
John Nicolson's memoirs cover his early life on Raasay, one of the least-known jewels of the Hebrides, up to when he left in 1941. It offers the story of the island and its people during the war years and provides a glimpse of a lost way of life.
- A Wee Guide To Flora MacDonald
- Paperback - Goblinshead
This work tells of the life and times of Flora MacDonald, including her adventures with Bonnie Prince Charlie, immigration to North Carolina, and her eventual return to Skye.
- Sea Room: An Island Life
- Paperback - HarperCollins
Adam Nicolson's father had answered a newspaper advertisement in the 1930s: Uninhabited islands for sale. Outer Hebrides. 600 acres. Adam Nicolson inherited the islands when he was 21, and in this book he tells the story of his own experiences there.