Biography & Autobiography


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    No More Beyond: The Life Of Hubert Wilkins
    Simon Nasht - Hardback - Birlinn
    Hubert Wilkins is one of the unsung heroes of history. A war hero, photographer, reporter, prolific writer, spy, scientist, naturalist, ornithologist & aviator, South Australian-born Wilkins was the most remarkable explorer of the 20th century. This biography details his exploits.
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    Night Song Of The Last Tram: A Glasgow Childhood
    Robert Douglas - Paperback - Hodder
    Growing up in Glasgow both during and after the Second World War, Robert Douglas's life was blighted by the cruel - if sporadic - presence of his father, yet blessed by the love of his mother. In this book he recalls his upbringing, along with his memories of a city which has changed in many ways.
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    The Noblest Work Of God
    - Paperback - Birlinn
    In the aftermath of the Eyemouth fishing disaster, when 189 men drowned in a devastating hurricane, fisherman John Lough was drawn to a new life in the US, enticed by his wife's cousin, John Craig, the son of a Berwickshire migrant who had made good the American dream. This volume combines the memoirs of John Lough and John Craig.
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    Nineteen Seventy-Nine: A Big Year In A Small Town
    Rhona Cameron - Paperback - Ebury
    This biography is about a young girl who is both naive yet incredibly self-aware in the year that changed her life forever. It is the darkly humorous true-life story about growing up gay in a small town, finding out you're adopted, and losing your father at the age of 14.
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    Notes From The North: Incorporating A Brief History Of The Scots And The English
    Emma Wood - Paperback - Luath
    This is a personal and perceptive confrontation of racial intolerance in Scotland and notions of Englishness and Scottishness.
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    Nairn In Darkness And Light
    David Thomson - Paperback - Vintage
    Set in the 1920s, David Thomson's sensitive autobiography of his formative years recreates the community of Nairn, with its fishermen and townsfolk, its crofters and its prosperous upper-middle-classes.
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    Nunaga: Ten Years Among The Eskimos
    Duncan Pryde - Paperback - Eland
    Duncan Pryde went to work in northern Canada as a fur trader for the Hudson Bay Company at the age of 18. His many adventures & his warm relations with the Inuit are detailed in this volume.
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    Nestor Makhno: Anarchy's Cossack
    Alexandre Skirda - Paperback - AK
    This is the real story of Ukranian anarchist, Nestor Mahkno. Alexandre Skirda chronicles the life of a legend and the insurgent army that fought in his name. From imprisonment, to battles with Bolsheviks and the White Army, to the final exile in Paris.
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    Northern Dancer: The Legend And His Legacy
    Muriel Lennox - 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.
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    Not Really What You'd Call A War
    Norman Hampson - 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.

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