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The Battle Of Flodden 1513
- Paperback - The History Press
The Battle of Flodden in 1513 was the largest battle ever to take place between England and Scotland. When King James IV was killed while leading a charge, and many of their officers were killed, the Scots were left in disarray and the English victory was decisive.
- Paperback - Pan Books
Glen Ashard, the idyllic Scottish home of ex-rock star Nick MacKenzie, is a haven of peace and security until the day a plane with a deadly chemical cargo flies off course. Daisy Field, environmental campaigner, picks up the trail.
Meeting The English
- Hardback - Picador
Struan Robertson, orphan and 17, leaves his native town of Cuik and arrives in London in the fine summer of 1989. His job is to care for Phillip, dumbfounded and paralysed by a stroke. As the city bakes, Struan finds himself tangled in a midsummer's dream of mistaken identity, giddying property prices, wild swimming and passions.
- Paperback - Penguin Books
A young girl's mutilated body is discovered in a sealed room. Her remains are carefully arranged, in what seems to have been a cruel and macabre ritual, which appears to have taken place over 60 years ago. For Detective Inspector Tony McLean this baffling cold case ought to be a low priority, but he is haunted by the young victim.
The Trip To Echo Spring: Why Writers Drink
- Hardback - Canongate
Why is it that some of the greatest works of literature have been produced by writers in the grip of alcoholism, an addiction that cost them personal happiness and caused harm to those who loved them? In 'The Trip to Echo Spring', Olivia Laing examines the link between creativity and alcohol through the work and lives of six extraordinary men: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever and Raymond Carver.
The Cuckoo's Calling
- Hardback - Sphere
Written under a pseudonym by J.K. Rowling, this gripping, elegant mystery is steeped in the atmosphere of London. A war veteran wounded both physically and psychologically, Cormoran Strike's life is in disarray but the case he is working on gives him a lifeline, despite coming at a personal cost.
Life After Life
- Hardback - Doubleday
What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to? 'Life After Life' follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, she finds warmth even in life's bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past.
Hill Of Doors
- Paperback - Picador
Charged with strangeness and beauty, 'Hill of Doors' is a haunted and haunting book, where each successive poem seems a shape conjured from the shadows, and where the uncanny is made physically present. The collection sees the return of some familiar members of the Robertson company, including Strindberg - heading, as usual, towards calamity - and the shape-shifter Dionysus. Four loose retellings of stories of the Greek god form pillars for the book, alongside four short Ovid versions.
- Paperback - Simon & Schuster
Even the coldest case will eventually crack. November 1993. A young man and woman walk across ice to the island of Inchmahome. Only the man comes back. In the spring the unidentifiable remains of the body of a girl, her skull crushed, are discovered. Detective Alan Narey is still haunted by the unsolved crime.
The Casual Vacancy
- Hardback - Little, Brown
When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. The empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has ever seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?
Last modified Monday 05 July 2010