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    Treasure Islands: Sailing The South Seas In The Wake Of Fanny And Robert Louis Stevenson
    Pamela Stephenson - Paperback - Headline
    In 'Treasure Islands', Pamela Stephenson follows in the intrepid footsteps of Fanny Stevenson, maverick wife of the even more maverick Robert Louis.
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    The Forts Of Celtic Britain
    Angus Konstam - Paperback - Osprey
    In order to defend their lands from outside invaders, the Celts established powerful fortified sites. This work examines these forts, which varied considerably from the mysterious brochs and duns found in northern Britain, to the hill-top forts ranging in size, to the promontory forts that formed powerful coastal strongholds.
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    Prickly Pears Of Palestine
    Hilda Reilly - Paperback - Eye
    The Palestinian/Israeli conflict is one of the most widely reported struggles in the world yet misunderstood by many. Hilda Reilly spent time living & working in the region to put some human flesh on these bare stereotypical bones & to try & make the situation comprehensible for the bewildered news consumer.
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    Arthur & George
    Julian Barnes - Paperback - Vintage
    Arthur and George grow up worlds and miles apart in late 19th century Britain - Arthur in shabby-genteel Edinburgh, George in the vicarage of a small Staffordshire village. As the new century begins, they are brought together by a sequence of events which make sensational headlines at the time as The Great Wyrley Outrages.
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    Battersea Girl: Tracing A London Life
    Martin Knight - Paperback - Mainstream
    Ellen Tregent was born in 1888 and died in 1988 - her lifetime encompassing a century of change and world upheaval. This book charts Ellen's eventful life and the lives of her siblings as they encounter abject poverty, disease, war and death. It also talks about the spirit of stoical people who were determined to make the most of their lives.
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    The Last King Of Scotland
    Giles Foden - Paperback - Faber
    'The Last King of Scotland' combines elements of thriller noir with brilliant comedy, in the grand tradition of Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene and, more recently, William Boyd. Serious concerns are mixed with extravagant spectacle.
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    My Father And Other Working-Class Football Heroes
    Gary Imlach - Paperback - Yellow Jersey
    Stuart Imlach played football in the last days of the maximum wage, when footballers were at the mercy of their clubs and when the men who played the game and those who watched it led fundamentally the same lives in the same communities. His son recaptures that era, barely comprehensible 40 years on, and the way it changed.
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    The Palace Diaries: A Story Inspired By Twelve Years Of Life Behind Palace Gates
    Sarah Goodall; Nicholas Monson - Hardback - Mainstream
    At the age of 24, having graduated from the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, Sarah Goodall decided that there must be more to life than being a farmer's wife. She found a job in London working for the Prince of Wales. This is an account of a Lady Clerk's 12 extraordinary years at St James's Palace.
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    Sherlock Holmes Collection
    Arthur Conan, Sir Doyle - Compact Disc - Hodder & Stoughton
    These classic radio dramatisations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's world famous sleuth have never been bettered. Ralph Richardson and John Gielguid are matchless as the genius detective and his faithful assistant, and the master recordings have been carefully restored to preserve every nuance of these broadcasts.
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    The Stornoway Way
    Kevin MacNeil - Paperback - Penguin
    This novel chronicles the misadventure of an idiosyncratic young Scotsman cartwheeling further and further into a Hebridean hell, railing against the constraints of his extraordinary but vanishing island culture as well as Western civilisation in general.

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