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Scotland's Cruel Sea: Heroism And Disaster Off The Scottish Coast
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
Disaster at sea is a poignant part of Scotland's history, and in this chilling and awe-inspiring book, bestselling author Robert Jeffrey tells the compelling stories of the victims of the ocean deeps. Car ferries, fishing boats, troopers, pleasure yachts and Navy vessels of all sorts, including submarines, have gone to the bottom. And in brave attemots to save those in danger with lifeboats, many have died.
- Hardback - Rockport Publishers
Award-winning artist Sophia Martineck takes readers on a journey to 221B Baker St. and the compelling stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, through her luscious imagery. The stories take on a whole new meaning when accompanied by Martineck's mystical, colourful interpretations.
- Paperback - Vintage Books
Aggie is struggling to make sense of her life, but she's determined to make sense of her gran's life, even if everyone else thinks she should be concentrating on other things, like her faltering marriage. Back in the family home grandmother Peggy nests at the top of the house, rarely leaving her room. She says she's making her way to heaven, but when Aggie moves in again she soon realises that things are far from heavenly in the Coppella household. 'Snake Road' is a tale of loss and hope.
This Is My Life: My Autobiography
- Hardback - Black & White Publishing
Since his first tentative steps on stage, Alex Norton's career has been both highly colourful and eventful beyond his wildest dreams. His journey from the streets of Glasgow's notorious Gorbals to blockbuster Hollywood movies has rarely been smooth but in a career spanning six decades he has pretty much seen it all - and done most of it. Uproariously funny and highly entertaining, Alex Norton takes us on an irreverent journey behind the scenes of a showbiz life very well lived.
The Trade Secret
- Paperback - Cargo
It's 1560. Elizabeth I is on the throne. England is in a golden age of trade and art; merchants and poets from across the world fill the streets. And there's a new commodity in high demand-oil. And Nat Bramble knows just where to find it.
Weak Messages Create Bad Situations: A Manifesto
- Hardback - Canongate
Weak messages create bad situations. Strong messages create good situations. Turner Prize-nominated artist David Shrigley is here to help.
- Paperback - Orbit
Only five still guard the borders between the worlds. Only five hold back what waits on the other side. Once the Oversight, the secret society that policed the lines between the mundane and the magic, counted hundreds of brave souls among its members. Now their numbers can be counted on a single hand. When a vagabond brings a screaming girl to the Oversight's London headquarters, it seems their hopes for a new recruit will be fulfilled - but the girl is a trap. As the borders between this world and the next begin to break down, murders erupt across the city, the Oversight are torn viciously apart, and their enemies close in for the final blow.
Waistcoats And Weaponry
- Paperback - Atom
Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style - with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey stowaway on a train to return their classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. Because no one would have suspected what - and who - they would find aboard the suspiciously empty train. Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to dissolve all of London into chaos and must decide where her loyalties lie once and for all.
Never Mind The Jambos: The Ultimate Hearts FC Quiz Book
- Paperback - The History Press
This is the ultimate quiz book on Heart of Midlothian FC. Informative and fun, it is the perfect companion for those long car and train journeys, and for socialising before the match. An ideal gift for Hearts fans of all ages, this is your chance to interact with the long and eventful history of the club, from its formation to today's cult heroes. Glory days, on and off the field dramas, club legends - they're all in here. From cryptic to convivial, get your maroon and white thinking caps on - it's quiz time.
The Story Of Stirling
- Paperback - The History Press
This title tells the amazing story of Stirling's history from earliest times to the modern day. Some of the most pivotal moments in Scottish history occurred in the city's surroundings, including the greatest military victory in Scottish memory. But there is more to central Scotland's premier city than one battle: illustrated with 120 pictures and filled with curious, interesting and quirky facts throughout, this book will interest anyone who knows and loves this part of Scotland.
Last modified Friday 13 May 2011