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Pour Me: A Life
- Hardback - Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Aged thirty, at a treatment centre in the west of England, A.A. Gill lay in the last-chance saloon, in the dark of a dormitory with six strangers. His dark yet laugh-out-loud memoir charts the year between the end of his marriage and the end of drinking, on April 1st. Or perhaps it was not a year - it might be only six months or eighteen. None of this is hand-on-Bible fact. The one charity of drink is that it strips away memory. So this book is an attempt to resurrect the boat that was going the other way, and its cargo, its log of how he got here. Being A.A. Gill, this is no faith-infused tale of redemption. It isn't an account of a debauched drink-and-drug hell; there will be no lessons to learn; or handy hints or golden rules. But it is a brilliant, funny, and wise book by our greatest journalist.
A Passion Play: The Story Of Ian Anderson And Jethro Tull
- Paperback - Soundcheck Books
With the help of fascinating new interviews, Brian Rabey traces the history of a band which started life as the Blades, briefly included Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi and went on to become Prog Rock royalty. The band constantly re-invented itself with new personnel and styles from blues, to folk to heavy rock and more. Full of quotes from contemporaries to put the band in context and photographs from the band's private collection, this is a must for fans.
- Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
Shaun Attwood arrived in Phoenix, Arizona, a penniless business graduate from a small industrial town in England. Within a decade, he became a stock-market millionaire. But he was leading a double life. After taking his first Ecstasy pill at a rave in Manchester as a shy student, Shaun became intoxicated by the party lifestyle that would change his fortune. Years later in the Arizona desert, Shaun became submerged in a criminal underworld, throwing parties for thousands of ravers and running an Ecstasy ring in competition with the Mafia mass murderer 'Sammy the Bull' Gravano. This is his story.
Prison Memoirs Of An Anarchist
- Paperback - AK
In 1892 Alexander Berkman, Russian émigré and anarchist, attempted to assassinate industrialist Henry Caly Frick as an incitement to revolution. His account of his ordeal is one of the great personal confessions in American literature.
Pistoleros!: The Chronicles Of Farquhar McHarg
- Paperback - PM
Barcelona, 1976: hired gunmen brutally murder a lifelong friend and fellow anarchist, forcing Farquhar McHarg into a race to document an epic history before he to can be silenced. This volume of his memoirs finds him dropped by chance into Barcelona's revolutionary underworld at the end of the great imperialist war of 1914-1918.
A Passion For Nature: The Life Of John Muir
- Paperback - Oxford University Press
This is a biography of the great conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir. It traces Muir from his boyhood in Scotland and frontier Wisconsin to his adult life in California right after the Civil War up to his death at the beginning of World War I.
Patrick Neill: Doyen Of Scottish Horticulture
- Paperback - Whittles
This volume chronicles the activities of one of the most important Scotsmen of the 19th century. One of the key figures in the history of Scottish horticulture by virtue of his widespread and lasting influence.
A Private Empire
- Paperback - Pier 9
'A Private Empire' explores Britain's imperial past through the eyes and experiences of a single family. Stephen Foster focuses on the Macphersons of Blairgowrie in Scotland, who recorded their private and public lives through five generations in an extraordinary archive of letters, documents and diaries.
Poet Mcgonagall: The Biography Of William Mcgonagall
- Paperback - Birlinn
Award winning author Norman Watson's insightful pen pulls back the curtain on the life of the self-styled 'tragedian and poet' in an important, absorbing and hugely entertaining biography which will appeal to McGonagall fans and general readers alike.
Patrick Pearse: The Making Of A Revolutionary
- Paperback - Palgrave Macmillan
Patrick Pearse was not only a leader of the 1916 Easter Rising but also one of the main ideologues of physical-force nationalis in Ireland. Based on much new material, this book provides an intimate account of the development of his ideas on cultural regeneration, education, patriotism & places them in a European context.