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- Paperback - Barrington Stoke
Borderlands is no ordinary school - all of the students boarding there have parents in the armed forces, and the UK is drawing perilously close to war in the Middle East. New boy Woody is desperate to escape the school and find his way to his dad's military base, but his dad has been mobilised. He's gone. Worried and unhappy, Woody turns to the only thing that could help get him through - rugby.
Christmas At Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop
- Paperback - Sphere
Rosie Hopkins is looking forward to Christmas in the little Derbyshire village of Lipton, buried under a thick blanket of snow. Her sweetshop is festooned with striped candy canes, large tempting piles of Turkish Delight, crinkling selection boxes and happy, sticky children. She's going to be spending it with her boyfriend, Stephen, and her family, flying in from Australia. She can't wait. But when a tragedy strikes at the heart of their little community, all of Rosie's plans for the future seem to be blown apart. Can she build a life in Lipton? And is what's best for the sweetshop also what's best for Rosie?
- Hardback - Freight
A hilarious collection of anecdotes from police, lawyers and others involved in the justice system. Whether buck naked gun-wielding criminals or clueless cons grassing themselves up on social media, our valiant officers of the law have seen it all in the line of duty.
- Paperback - Vintage Classic
Melding his native Irish sensibilities to those of his adopted west-coast Scotland, these tales attend to life's big events: love and loss, separation and violence, death and betrayal. But the stories teem with smaller significant moments too - private epiphanies, chilling exchanges, intimate encounters.
The Constant Star
- Hardback - Hodder & Stoughton
Susan Cahill enjoys her job at the BBC until a bomb destroys the building and brings unwelcome responsibilities and an autocratic new boss, Walter Boscombe. He has no time for ambitious young women from Shadwell and seems determined to break Susan's spirit - and her heart. Breda Hooper, Susan's widowed sister-in-law, and her small son are rescued from the East End's shattered docklands by Danny, Susan's estranged husband. Settled in a shabby caravan in the Vale of Evesham, Breda soon finds herself entangled in village affairs in more ways than one, with only her quick wits, her new friends and the ever dependable Danny to keep her out of trouble.
Contemporary Scottish Plays
- Paperback - Bloomsbury
To paraphrase Alistair Beaton's Caledonia - the first play in this collection - 'The English have anthologies, the Spanish have anthologies, the French have anthologies - why should not Scotland have its anthology?' Scotland is entering a crucial period in its history, where its identity is being debated daily, from everyday conversation to the national and international press. At the same time, its theatre is resurgent, with key Scottish playwrights, theatres and theatre companies expanding their performance vocabularies while coming to prominence in national and international contexts. This text collects 5 Scottish plays.
Can't-Dance-Cameron: A Scottish Capercaillie Story
- Paperback - Picture Kelpies
Cameron the capercaillie thinks he's the worst dancer in the Scottish Cairngorms but maybe with the help of his new friend, Hazel the squirrel, he'll be able to dance after all.
The Credit Draper
- Paperback - Saraband
'The Credit Draper', an original debut novel by J. David Simons, is more than just an immigrant's story about the search for identity in an alien land - it is also a book about whisky, football and waterproof clothing.
A Confederate General From Big Sur
- Paperback - Canongate
Lee Mellon believes he is the descendent of the only Confederate General to have come from Big Sur and is himself a seeker after truth in his own modern-day war against the status quo and the state of the Union.
Cruachan!: The Hollow Mountain
- Paperback - Birlinn
'Cruachan!' was the battle cry of the Campbells. In the early 1960s, the invasion of the 3,000 men who hollowed out Argyll's noblest and highest mountain as part of a massive hydro-electric project could have annihilated the local community. Instead, the people of Loch Awe, Dalmally and Taynuilt welcomed the invaders, embraced the project and emerged the winners. Fifty years on, an integrated community still lives under the Hollow Mountain, and the cry of 'Cruachan!' signifies a Scottish success story. In this book, based on interviews, media reports, court reports and film archival material, Marian Pallister tells the story of the project - featuring the extraordinary experience of those who worked on the mountain as well as the effects on the local community of one of the biggest civil engineering projects ever to have been undertaken in Scotland.
Last modified Friday 13 May 2011