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- Paperback - Polygon
This historical novel, set in the 16th century, will appeal to fans of Rose Tremain and Hilary Mantel. 'After Flodden' is an unputdownable story of political intrigue and romance, as a courageous young woman refuses to give up her search. A vivid evocation of a violent, pitiless era, this portrait of ambition, love and revenge is a modern take on the lyrical and harsh border ballads of old.
All One Breath
- Paperback - Jonathan Cape
John Burnside examines our shared experience of this mortal world: how we are 'all one breath' and - with that breath - how we must strive towards the harmony of choir. Recognising that our attitudes to other creatures - human and non-human - cause too much damage and hurt, that 'we've been going at this for years, these poems celebrate the fleeting, charged moments where, through measured and gracious encounters with other lives, we find our true selves, and bring some brief, insubstantial goodness and beauty into being.
- Paperback - The History Press
Aberdeen has been inhabited for 8,000 years, since the first hunter-gatherers settled on the banks of the River Dee. From the slaughter of Aberdeen Castle's English garrison (part of a citizens' uprising in support of Robert the Bruce) to all-out assaults on the city by kings, royalists and Nazis, no century has left the city unmarked. This book looks at the clan feuds, wars, murderers, witches and covenanters who have all stained the silver city red with blood!
- Hardback - Rennie Collection
Scottish-born Andrew Grassie's diminutive, hyper-realistic tempera paintings have a presence that neither photography nor oil painting can rival. This publication documents new works commissioned by Vancouver's Rennie Collection. With these paintings, Grassie allows the viewer a glimpse into a moment seldom experienced - a museum in a transitional state. Most importantly, these pictures within pictures provide a recursive portrait of one of North America's most significant collections of contemporary art.
At The End Of The Days
- Hardback - DC Comics
Five years ago, Clark Kent moved to Metropolis. Alone but hopeful, he donned a simple t-shirt laden with a giant S, beginning the career of one of the greatest heroes this, or any other, world has seen. Superman has grown with the city around him, and though he is feared by the public, there's no doubt they need him to protect them from this universe's gravest threats. But when the multiverse sends it's deadliest villains against the Man of Steel, can even he turn them back?
Aberdeen City Centre Through Time
- Paperback - Amberley
This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Aberdeen has changed and developed over the last century.
Aberdeenshire Folk Tales
- Paperback - The History Press
Tragic events, spellbinding characters, humour, romance and clever minds are bound together by two well-established storytellers living and working in the city and shire of Aberdeen. Some of the tales in this collection are based on historical fact while others are embedded in myth and legend.
Whaling Book: A Photographic History Of Dundee Whaling
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
The McManus Museum in Dundee holds a whaling collection that is recognised as being of national importance. One of the most significant parts of the collection is the images of whaling ships, whaling men and the Inuit of the Arctic. This book shows some of the most evocative images, together with explanatory text. There is also a brief introduction of the collection and the whaling industry in Dundee.
Among You: The Extraordinary True Story Of A Soldier Broken By War
- Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
'Among You' is a gripping psychological real-life account of idealism, dehumanisation and post-traumatic stress disorder, set against the juxtapositions of business, combat, love and betrayal.
As Serious As Death
- Hardback - Headline
Primavera Blackstone has found a hard-earned contentment in a small Spanish village by the sea. A fiercely protective single mother, she doesn't appreciate an offer of marriage. Nor does she welcome the arrival of a blast from her murky Scottish past, retired cop Ricky Ross, now a private detective and working for Jack Weighley, millionaire owner of a budget airline. Jack is a powerful, persuasive man with deep pockets, someone you don't say 'no' to without considering the consequences. So Primavera teams up with Ricky to investigate a series of mystery assaults on Jack's aircraft. Are they mere acts of vandalism, or the sinister work of Catalan extremists? When Ricky's car is fire-bombed and he narrowly escapes with his life, more questions arise.
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