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William Wallace: The Man & The Myth
- Paperback - The History Press
Fully revised and updated by leading Scottish historian Chris Brown, this biography reveals the truth behind the myths about William Wallace of Elderslie, younger son of a country knight, who came to fame through his active opposition to the aggressive imperialism of England's King Edward I.
Doubling Back: Ten Paths Trodden In Memory
- Hardback - Freight
'Doubling Back' is a moving account of walking in the footsteps of others. In 1952 Linda Cracknell's father embarked on a hike through the Swiss Alps. It was the last walk he would ever take. Fifty years later, Linda retraces that fateful journey, following the trail of the man she barely knew. This collection of walking tales take their theme from that pilgrimage. The walks trace the contours of memories, following friends, writers and relations along trails across mountains, valleys and coasts from the Highlands of Scotland to Kenya.
The Commonwealth Games
- Paperback - Bloomsbury
The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow in July 2014. Following the roaring success of the London 2012 Olympics the spotlight is on these Games and excitement levels are high. Sports journalist Brian Oliver brings these often overlooked Games to life with fantastic stories of the athletes who have competed over the years. He delves into past games for the best tales, and interviews the key protagonists to unveil the highs and lows of this eccentric sporting competition.
Hearing Our Calling: Rethinking Work And The Workplace
- Paperback - Floris Books
For many of us, work is a source of anxiety rather than joy, and our workplace routine has become a strain on our lives. This book explores whether it's possible to develop a world of work which is, in fact, joyful, fulfilling and good for our health.
The Last Refuge
- Hardback - Simon & Schuster
The Faroe Islands. Forty-nine thousand people. Seventy thousand sheep. Eighteen islands. Nineteen connecting tunnels. Four traffic lights. One murder in twenty-five years. Until now. When Ryan arrives on the Faroe Islands, determined to sever all ties with his previous life and make a new start, he is surprised by how quickly he is welcomed into the close-knit community. He soon finds a job in the fishing industry and makes friends - and enemies. But no matter what he changes in his outward life, the debilitating nightmares that haunt Ryan's dreams just won't leave him alone. Then the sleepy peace is shattered by an almost unheard of crime on the Island. Murder. A specialist team of detectives will have to be brought in all the way from Denmark to help the local police, who are completely ill-equipped for a manhunt of this scale.
- Hardback - Headline
Taking inspiration from the street food of Britain and its myriad culinary influences, use of inexpensive local produce, simple cooking techniques and completely mouth-watering flavours, Tony has created over 80 recipes from burgers to bhajis, flatbreads to tacos, stuffed onion rings and kebabs.
Thinkless: A Novel
- Paperback - Limehouse
'Undependable, inconsistent, capricious, fickle, mercenary.' These are some of the completely inaccurate words used to describe Miriam Fink, one of literature's most self-aware heroines. She's the first person in three generations of her family not to go to university, drags a leaden sense of guilt behind her but steals, lies and occasionally kills. She desires love but can't break the gaze with her navel. She can't make progress and can't stay still. For someone so artfully simple, Miriam is rather complicated.
- Hardback - Freight
A forgotten masterpiece of First World War German literature, 'Outside Verdun' is a gripping, heart-breaking story of revenge and sacrifice based on the author's own first-hand experiences of combat, published on the anniversary year of the commencement of hostilities.
- Paperback - Faber and Faber
In a room full of murder suspects, lawyer Keira Lynch will finger the culprit every time. They put her uncanny ability down to luck, but there's a more sinister explanation. Keira has a dark secret of her own: when she was seven years old she killed a man. It takes one to know one.
A Broken Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen's Secret Chord
- Hardback - Sandstone Press
In this philosophical biography, Liel Leibovitz looks at what it is that makes Leonard Cohen an enduring cultural icon. Born into a religious Jewish family - for years a reclusive lyricist on the Greek island of Hydra, known for his bold political commentary, his devotion to Buddhist thought and his later despair over contemporary Zionism - Cohen hardly follows the rules of rock convention. Yet the prophetic themes of his music, often filled with pessimism and apocalyptic visions, prove redemptive to an audience that spans generations, from those who listened in the 1960's to today.
Last modified Friday 13 May 2011