Biography & Autobiography

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    Sea Room: An Island Life
    Adam Nicolson - 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.
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    Chasing The Comet: A Scottish-Canadian Adventure
    Patricia Koretchuk - Paperback - Wilfrid Laurier
    'Dour Scot' is the wrong description for David Caldow, who leads readers on a romp from the early 20th century to the present, from an insular Scottish village to modern-day multi-cultural British Columbia, from boyhood to old age.
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    The Looked After Kid: Memoirs From A Children's Home
    Paolo Hewitt - Paperback - Mainstream
    This a compelling story that vividly details what life was like for kids in a British orphanage in the '70s. It addresses the emotional struggle which children who lived in the orphanage faced, and the feelings of fear and rejection.
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    Sergeant Jiggy: A True Story
    John A. Walker - Hardback - Cosmos
    The story by the subject's son takes the reader through the period from 1914 to the end of World War 2, using diaries, newspaper reports and other contemporary information to see life through the eyes of a man who, like many others of his generation, was called up and sent abroad to defend freedom.
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    Gordon Brown - Paperback - Mainstream
    James Maxton was Britain's most charismatic socialist politician of the inter-war period. He was the MP for Bridgeton from 1922 until his death in 1946. Gordon Brown's biography depicts one of the great periods in the history of the Labour movement.
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    Prisoner 13498: A True Story Of Love, Drugs And Jail In Modern China
    Robert H. Davies - Paperback - Mainstream
    This is the story of Davies, who first went to China in 1988 as an overland backpacker, fell in love with an Uighur lady who was already married with a daughter, became embroiled in drug trafficking and ended up serving time in prison in Shanghai.
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    David Livingstone: Mission And Empire
    Andrew C. Ross - Hardback - Hambledon and London
    David Livingstone was one of the supreme representatives of the British Empire whose reputation has swung between extremes of adulation and dismissal. This book is an account of Livingstone's life and his achievements.
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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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