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Angels In Training
- Paperback - Puffin
Riley's life has changed a lot since she discovered the Angelo sister's secret. You see, her new neighbours are a little bit - magical. They know things that no-one else does, and that's why she thinks they can help her find out about mum. But just as she's about to get some answers, mysterious events start happening at school. As things get stranger and stranger, Riley begins to suspect that they're the only ones who can work out what - or who - is behind them.
- Paperback - Canongate
Over one long, languid summer Edna Pontellier, fettered by marriage and mother, succumbs to Robert Lebrun's devotion. But in the thrall of this ever-strenghening desire Edna begins to realise the true extent of her psychological, social and sexual confinement and its devastating consequences for her future.
As Good As Any Man: Scotland's Black Tommy
- Paperback - The History Press
When the harrowing Great War diaries of one of Britain's first black soldiers were unearthed in a dusty Scottish attic nearly 100 years after they were written, they posed a bit of a mystery. The diary entries - which range from May 1917 until 6th March 1918 - were written by one Arthur Roberts while he served with the King's Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB). They went into great detail about what it was like for him during the First World War; such as how he survived the Battle of Passchendaele, and one incident where he escaped unscathed when a German shell killed a dozen men around him. This book explores his life.
The Art Of Golf
- Paperback - National Galleries of Scotland
'The Art of Golf' illustrates around 60 works from across the United Kingdom and shows how the noble game has been depicted in European art from the 17th century to the present day in a variety of media: paintings, prints, photographs, cartoons and posters.
As Serious As Death
- Paperback - 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.
All Sorts To Make A World
- Paperback - Barrington Stoke
Shona and her dad are just returning from a trip to the Natural History Museum when - oh no! - their train comes to a halt. What can Shona do to pass the time except study the passengers in her carriage?
- Paperback - Amberley
David Devoy uses but a few of his 40,000 images of Scottish buses to illustrate the changing buses and operators found in Ayrshire. There are many fine views of buses from the fleets of A1 Service, AA Motor Services and Clyde Coast Services taken over many years that record the scene for future generations to enjoy.
Artefacts Of The Dead
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
The discovery of a dead banker sends shock waves through the sleepy coastal town of Ayr. And it's up to DI Bob Valentine - recently back on the force after his near-fatal stabbing - to find the killer.
An American Caddie In St. Andrews: Growing Up, Girls, And Looping On The Old Course
- Paperback - Elliott and Thompson
A caddie since he was twelve and a golfer sporting a 1.8 handicap, Ollie decides to spend his gap year, pre Harvard, in St. Andrews: a town with the UK's highest number of pubs per capita and home to the Old Course, golf's most famous eighteen holes, where he enrolls in the St. Andrews Links Trust caddie trainee program. Initially, the notoriously brusque veteran caddies treat Ollie like a pest. But after a year of waking up at 4:30 A.M. every morning and looping two rounds a day, Ollie earns their grudging respect.
- Paperback - Windmill Books
From the author of 'Kill Your Friends' comes another hilarious novel. 'The Amateurs' is a tale of infidelity, contract killing - and golf.
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