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What Your Pet Really Thinks
- Hardback - Black & White Publishing
Convinced you know your faithful hound? Confident you can tell exactly what your cute innocent kitten is thinking? Certain you can read your fluffy little guinea pig's mind like the back of your hand? Think again! This book tells you what your pet really thinks - but be warned, it's not always pretty! With real-life photos of a whole host of cute pets, from cats and dogs to hamsters and rabbits, and quirky captions to boot, 'What Your Pet Really Thinks' gives readers a hilarious alternative insight into the minds of the everyday pet.
Glasgow's East End: A Social History
- Hardback - Mainstream Publishing
Of the four corners of Glasgow, the East End is the richest source of stories that reach back far into the annals of time. What began as a small patch of land owned by the ancient clergy has evolved through the ages, providing historians with a veritable treasure trove of colourful tales and interesting characters. This comprehensive anthology brings together the histories of the collective of districts that have developed over centuries and which give the East End of Glasgow its unique personality: the Gallowgate, Bridgeton, Calton, Parkhead, Shettleston, Tollcross and more. Many of the fading memories of latter years are kept alive in this oral history of Glasgow's East Enders, who have generously contributed their own anecdotes about life in an area that is poor in status yet rich in character.
Scotland's Jesus: The Only Officially Non-Racist Comedian
- Paperback - HarperCollinsPublishers
Reading 'Scotland's Jesus' should be like being called into the living room by your child shouting that they see a little red dot on the head of a TV newscaster, then riding the white hot bullet through the propaganda circuitry of his or her exploding brain. It's a funny book about the news, partly because it was decided that a pornographic book about Scottish Independence wouldn't really sell. In chapters ranging from international politics to the animal world, 'Scotland's Jesus' is allowed the opportunity to showcase his increasingly unsympathetic worldview and disintegrating psyche.
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?
Brazilian Redux: Six Defeats That Made Brazil World Champions
- Hardback - Arena Sport
'Brazilian Redux' focuses on six crucial World Cup defeats that radically altered Brazilian football and which had repercussions far beyond the sport. These games hid narratives of racism, corruption, authoritarianism, corporate power and greed.
- Paperback - Nine Arches
Richie McCaffrey's debut collection of poems begins in a dedication and ends with ghosts - in between lies hoards of artefacts and long-forgotten antiques; a police whistle, a tarnished silver spoon, the bookmark lodged in a boring book decades before that sings of a lost age.
One Day In The Life Of Jimmy Denisovich
- Paperback - Smokestack
'One Day in the Life of Jimmy Denisovich' is a book of poems about entropy and cruelty, 'shrapnel heads' and airport toilets, digestive biscuits and marmalade. It's a 1970's double album about trying to keep calm in a random and accelerating universe.
Robert The Bruce
- Hardback - Yale University Press
Robert the Bruce (1274-1329) was the famous unifier of Scotland and defeater of the English at Bannockburn - the legendary hero responsible for Scottish independence. Michael Penman retells the story of Robert's rise - his part in William Wallace's revolt against Edward I, his seizing of the Scottish throne after murdering his great rival John Comyn, his excommunication, and devastating battles against an enemy Scottish coalition - climaxing in his victory over Edward II's forces in June 1314. He then draws attention to the second part of the king's life after the victory that made his name. Penman investigates Robert's resettlement of lands and offices, the development of Scotland's parliaments, his handling of plots to overthrow him, and his cultivation of an image of kingship through the use of ceremony and symbol.
Short Days, Long Shadows
- Paperback - Seren
In this, her 12th collection, noted poet Sheenagh Pugh steps into a new, northern landscape, the Shetland Islands, and her poems are steeped in the wilder weathers and views of rugged coastlines, sweeping sea-vistas and the hardy historical characters who have inhabited these lands.
The Chambers Dictionary
- Hardback - Chambers
This dictionary offers coverage of English vocabulary, ranging from rare words to the latest slang and technical terms. It contains a wealth of appendices with information from chemical elements to first names, and the plays of Shakespeare to the Greek and Hebrew alphabets.
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