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The Assassination Of Reinhard Heydrich
- Paperback - Birlinn
On 27 May 1942 a Czech agent threw a bomb at a passing Mercedes Reinhard Heydrich was travelling in. The assassination sent a shock wave through the Nazi leadership and provoked ferocious reprisals against Czechs and Jews. This book is based on archive material and interviews with surviving members of SOE and Czech military intelligence.
Awa' An' Bile Yer Heid!: Scottish Curses And Insults
- Paperback - Birlinn
From football through the weather to politics, each other and of course the English, there is nothing about which a Scot does not have a scathing remark to make. This volume presents a rich collection of insults and invective.
Andy Murray: Wimbledon Champion
- Paperback - New Chapter
When Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal both exited in the first few days of Wimbledon 2013, the level of expectation on Andy Murray to become the first British champion of the men's competition since 1936 rose to new heights. Two sets down in the quarter-final, he recovered to keep alive the hopes of a nation. Then, on a boiling hot Sunday afternoon, Murray faced up to the world's best player, Novak Djokovic. After three hours of tension, drama and sheer brilliance, Murray was Wimbledon champion. Murray's story is extraordinary, and this book gets to the heart of that remarkable drama.
Allah Does Not Have An Exit Visa
- Paperback - Matador
From Scotland to Saudi Arabia, Allan M. Jack's autobiography takes you on a journey through education, marriage, geology, apartheid, travel and everything in between. Written to give his descendants an idea of what he did with his life, Allan's book will appeal to those interested in travelling, exotic lands, history, and biographies.
- Paperback - Macmillan Children's Books
There's harmony in the air when the animals get together for a concert with a difference! Koala's playing his flute, Badger's bashing away on the drums and Squirrel's strumming on the guitar. Sing and dance along - you've never seen a show like it!
Astronomy For Young And Old: A Beginner's Guide To The Visible Sky
- Paperback - Floris Books
Astronomy, especially naked-eye astronomy, is a wonderful way for children and young people to engage with the world and universe around them. Many children quickly become fascinated with stars, planets and comets, learning skills that also help them develop generally.This book is a perfect introduction to astronomy for any child, whether or not they have a telescope. It explains the visible constellations and then explores the sun, moon, planets, comets and meteorites.
- Paperback - Barrington Stoke
Karam loves his new country, his new city, his new school - it's a fresh start. The only problem is Alex, the school bully. He won't leave Karam alone and it's starting to tarnish his shiny new life. But when Karam makes a new friend who promises to help deal with Alex, things start to change.
Attack Of The Giant Robot Chickens
- Paperback - Kelpies
Why did the chicken cross the road? To take over the world!!! The city of Aberdeen is being terrorized by giant robot chickens who want to peck out every last sign of human resistance. The streets are empty, the adults have vanished - and those left behind are fighting for survival. Jesse and his friends are desperate to save their families and stop the feathered fiends. They hatch a master plan - but can a gang of kids really defeat an army of angry robot chickens?
Against A Tide Of Evil: How One Man Became The Whistleblower To The First Mass Murder Of The Twenty-First Century
- Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
When darkness stalked the plains of Africa one man stood alone to face the evil. In this no-holds-barred account, the former head of the United Nations in Sudan reveals the shocking depths of evil plumbed by those who designed and orchestrated 'the final solution' in Darfur. A veteran of humanitarian crisis and ethnic cleansing in Iraq, Rwanda, Srebrenica, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone, Mukesh Kapila arrived in Sudan in March 2003 having made a promise to himself that if he were ever in a position to stop the mass-killers, they would never triumph on his watch.
All The Rage
- Hardback - Jonathan Cape
Here, as before, lies the battlefield of the heart, where characters who have suffered disaffection, alienation or emotional damage somehow emerge - haltingly, awkwardly - into the astonishment of intimacy. And here, too, are the ones who will not shake off the hurt and the loss, who will not come through. The title story takes place on a railway platform, with a couple waiting for a train that never comes, and opens out into the husband's shocking admission of years of deceit, and a devastating portrait of a failed marriage, a failed man.
Last modified Friday 13 May 2011