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- 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.
Crimsoning The Eagle's Claw: The Viking Poems Of Ro̜gnvaldr Kali Kolsson, Earl Of Orkney
- Paperback - Arc Publications
A genuinely unique European treasure, this volume bristles with all 33 of Rognvaldr's verses from the Orkneyinga Saga. While full of highly stylised, often grotesque images, the poems convey the skill, vigour and daring of the original.
The Christmas Truce
- Hardback - Picador
Following in the tradition of 'Mrs Scrooge' and 'Another Night Before Christmas', Carol Ann Duffy offers us another charming and original festive poem.
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.
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.
Collins Quiz Master
- Paperback - Collins
'Collins Quiz Master' offers more than 200 quizzes to test your general knowledge to the limit. With 4000 questions arranged in easy, medium and difficult sections, you can set the pace as quiz master for your friends and family, or pit yourself against the quiz master in a battle of wits.
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.
Corvus: A Life With Birds
- Paperback - Counterpoint
16 years ago, Esther Woolfson's daughter rescued a fledgling rook. That rook, named Chicken, has lived with the family ever since - along with a talking magpie named Spike and a crow named Ziki. A blend of memoir and natural history, this book brings Chicken and the others vividly to life.
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.
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