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Curious Scotland: Tales From A Hidden History
- Hardback - Granta
George Rosie unearths and illuminates many neglected aspects of Scottish history in a rich collection of episodes that range from the Picts to the Indian tribes of North America.
- Paperback - Nine Arches
Richie McCaffrey's debut collection of poems begins in a dedication and ends with ghosts - in between lies hoards of artefacts and long-forgotten antiques; a police whistle, a tarnished silver spoon, the bookmark lodged in a boring book decades before that sings of a lost age.
The Chambers Dictionary
- Hardback - Chambers
This dictionary offers coverage of English vocabulary, ranging from rare words to the latest slang and technical terms. It contains a wealth of appendices with information from chemical elements to first names, and the plays of Shakespeare to the Greek and Hebrew alphabets.
Call Me Sister!: District Nursing Tales From The Swinging Sixties
- Paperback - B&W
Who'd have thought a missing bacon rasher and a teaspoon would play a part in advancing someone's career? It's the late '60s and Jane Yeadon has always wanted to be a district nurse. Staff nursing in a ward where she's challenged by an inventory-driven ward sister, she reckons it's time to swap such trivialities for life as a district nurse. Independent thinking is one thing, but Jane's about to find that the drama on district can demand instant reaction; and without hospital back up, she's ususally the one having to provide it.
- Paperback - Pan Books
Alan McGee's role in shaping British culture over the past 30 years is hard to overstate. As founder of Creation Records he brought us the music that defined an era. A charismatic Glaswegian who partied just as hard as any of the bands on his notoriously dissolute label, he became a star himself. In 'Creation Stories' he tells his story for the first time, from leaving school at 16 to setting up the Living Room club in London, which showcased many emerging indie bands, from managing The Jesus and Mary Chain to co-founding Creation when he was only 23.
- Hardback - Doubleday Children's
When Wilf sees the small, gold-rimmed wooden bowl in the local museum, he's not sure why he's so drawn to it - but something about the bowl has him mesmerized, and he just has to take it. Leaving the museum with the bowl under his jacket, he notices two men in dark suits heading purposefully inside, and something tells him he should make a quick exit. The next morning, when Wilf wakes up, there's a small, pale creature in his room: Crog. Dressed in brown rags, dripping mud and blood, with black stubs for teeth and a grisly rope around his neck, Crog isn't sure how he ended up here - but he knows it's because of the bowl.
The Commonwealth Games
- Paperback - Bloomsbury
The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow in July 2014. Following the roaring success of the London 2012 Olympics the spotlight is on these Games and excitement levels are high. Sports journalist Brian Oliver brings these often overlooked Games to life with fantastic stories of the athletes who have competed over the years. He delves into past games for the best tales, and interviews the key protagonists to unveil the highs and lows of this eccentric sporting competition.
- Paperback - Freight
Two weeks after his death, Susan McPherson sees her father on the street in Glasgow. Not long after she takes an overdose and is committed to a psychiatric institution. There, she is given a cocktail of drugs and soon finds herself moving between the reality of hospital and an alternate city, permanently covered in snow and ice. As Susan is drawn into the struggles and relationships of this new parallel world, her grip on the 'first world' loosens further.
Caleb's List: Climbing The Scottish Mountains Visible From Arthur's Seat
- Paperback - Luath Press
From the summit of Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh, 20 mountains can be seen. These mountains, the 'Arthurs' form Caleb's List. This is not only a guide to climbing the Arthurs, but also the story of how the list came about, and how becoming an Arthurist helped the author in his battle with AIDS.
A Capital View: The Art Of Edinburgh
- Hardback - Birlinn
Edinburgh boasts one of the largest and most diverse collections of any city in Britain. In this book, Alyssa Poppiel features 100 artworks from the city collection.
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