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Head For The Edge, Keep Walking
- Paperback - Cargo
Jill Beech's nine-year relationship is over, so she swaps one job for another, she gets tipsy with offbeat friends and she internet dates. Feeling stuck, life is suddenly flipped on its head by some shocking news - she has cervical cancer. A simple operation to remove part of her cervix becomes a two-week hospital stay will Jill refusing to speak, such is the depth of her shock. But can a kitten called Cyril - or a handsome man called Roy - help Jill to recover her life?
The Hound Of The Baskervilles
- Paperback - Scholastic
It was Sir Charles's mysterious death in the grounds of Baskerville Hall that brought Sherlock Holmes to the scene of one of his most famous and intriguing cases.
How To Read The Bible
- Paperback - Granta
The trouble with reading the Bible is that it claims to be God's autobiography. This work allows non-believers as well as believers to profit from a study of the most influential book in human history. Various passages from both the Hebrew and Christian scriptures are discussed.
Kill Your Friends
- Paperback - Windmill Books
'Kill Your Friends' is a dark, satirical and funny evisceration of the record business, a place populated by frauds, charlatans and bluffers, where ambition is a higher currency than talent, and where it seems anything can be achieved as long as you want it badly enough.
The Last Banquet
- Paperback - Canongate
Jean-Marie d'Aumout is many things. Orphan, soldier, diplomat, spy, lover. And chef. This is his story. We meet Jean-Marie d'Aumout as a penniless orphan eating beetles by the side of a road. His fate is changed after an unlikely encounter finds him patronage and he is sent to military academy. Despite his frugal roots, and thanks to wit and courage in great measure, he grows up to become a diplomat and spy.
The Last Witness
- Paperback - Polygon
James Machie was a man with a genius for violence, his criminal empire spreading beyond Glasgow into the UK and mainland Europe. Fortunately, James Machie is dead, assassinated in the back of a prison ambulance following his trial and conviction. But now, 5 years later, he is apparently back from the grave, set on avenging himself on those who brought him down. Top of his list is his previous associate, Frank MacDougall, who unbeknownst to D.C.I. Jim Daley, is living under protection on his lochside patch, the small Scottish town of Kinloch.
The Magicians Of Scotland
- Paperback - Polygon
Just as 'The Magicians of Edinburgh' themes ranged from Sir Walter Scott to the new Parliament, from Greyfriar's Bobby to the trams, the themes of the collection include Scotland's past, present and future, its landscape and people, its myths and politics - from Bannockburn, Flodden to Faslane, the Loch Ness Monster, wind farms, Hutton to Higgs, Bonnie Prince Charlie to Donald Trump.
- Paperback - Tor
Megan has a mission. But must she sacrifice herself to save a world? Pilot Megan Jacinth has three goals, and they all seem unattainable. She must find her friend Bash, who she'd left for dead to save her own life. Then she needs his unique skill-set to locate an ancient space-faring entity. Lastly she must use this wanderer's knowledge to save human-occupied worlds from an alien incursion. The odds seem impossible, but the threat is terrifyingly real. Megan finds him, but the person she'd known and loved is a husk of his former self.
Mr Struth: The Boss
- Paperback - Headline
Bill Struth is the most celebrated manager in the history of Rangers Football Club. In his 34-year tenure, he led the club to 30 major trophies and nurtured many of the club's greatest players. To them, he was simply 'Mr Struth' - a father figure who guided them with the principle that, 'to be a Ranger is to sense the sacred trust of upholding all that such a name means in this shrine of football'. If these words set the ideals for his players to attain, his own personal life was clouded by moments of indiscretion which were to influence the course of his life and career. Drawing on family accounts and Rangers archives, this book explores his early life in Edinburgh and Fife, as well as his celebrated years in Glasgow. It recounts his career in professional athletics and in football with Heart of Midlothian, Clyde and ultimately, Rangers.
On The Other Side Of Sorrow: Nature And People In The Scottish Highlands
- Paperback - Birlinn
Probing deep into history and literature, this book uncovers the irony of the dispute between Highlanders and conservationists whose thinking is based on the romantic ideals of the 19th century. Hunter's book has worldwide implications.
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