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A Capital Union
- Paperback - Saraband
Edinburgh, 1942. Newlywed Agnes Thorne is struggling to deal with married life in the big city and a husband more determined to fight for Scottish independence than Hitler. His obsession makes Agnes a reluctant participant in the nascent nationalist movement, but at least that brings her into contact with its charismatic leader Douglas Grant.
The Caretakers Of The Cosmos: Living Responsibly In An Unfinished World
- Paperback - Floris
Why are we here? Human beings have asked themselves this question for centuries. Modern science largely argues that human beings are chance products of a purposeless universe, but other traditions believe humanity has an essential role and responsibility in creation. Lachman brings together many strands of esoteric, spiritual and philosophical thought to form a counter-argument to the nihilism that permeates the 21st century. Offering a radical alternative to postmodern apathy, he argues that we humans are indeed the 'caretakers' of the universe, entrusted with a daunting task: that of healing and repairing creation itself.
The Chess Men
- Paperback - Quercus
Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal game-hunting taking place on the island.
City Of Gangs
- Hardback - Hodder & Stoughton
During the 1920s and 1930s, Glasgow gained an unenviable and enduring notoriety as Britain's gang city - the 'Scottish Chicago'. Out of the most dilapidated and overcrowded tenements in Britain stepped young men and women dressed like Hollywood gangsters and their molls. On the city's streets they took centre stage in dramas of their own making, fighting territorial battles laced with religious sectarianism and running protection rackets modelled on those of the American underworld. Drawing on 15 years of original research, Andrew Davies, brings to life the reign of terror exerted by gangs like the Billy Boys, the Kent Star, the Savoy Arcadians and the South Side Stickers.
Colonel Sandhurst To The Rescue
- Paperback - Canvas
When heiress Frederica Gray runs away to escape an arranged marriage, Colonel Sandhurst and his eccentric partners grant her sanctuary at the Poor Relation Hotel. However, their plan is to ransom her back to her father.
Crown Of Thistles: The Fatal Inheritance Of Mary Queen Of Scots
- Hardback - Macmillan
The struggle between the fecund Stewarts and the barren Tudors is generally seen only in terms of the relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. But little has been said about the background to their intense rivalry. Here, Linda Porter examines the ancient and intractable power struggle between England and Scotland.
Code Name Verity
- Paperback - Electric Monkey
Only in wartime could a stalwart lass from Manchester rub shoulders with a Scottish aristocrat; one a pilot, the other a special operations executive. But when a vital mission goes wrong, one of the friends has to bail out of a faulty plane over France. She is captured by the Gestapo and becomes a prisoner of war.
Cellmates: Our lessons in cancer, life, love and loss: Our Lessons In Cancer, Life, Love And Loss
- Paperback - Saraband
'I'm Rose. John and I shared nearly eight years of our lives together. This is our story: a story of how two ordinary people live with the diagnosis, the check-ups, the disappointments, the relief, the questions, the answers, the operations, the recovery, the emergencies, the denial, the acceptance, the anger, the pain, the loss, the love, the fear, the frustration - and the happiness.' Shortly before he died, John made Rose promise to share their story - to tell what they had learned, practically and emotionally, and convey the hope they found even in the darkest of times.
Close Your Eyes
- Paperback - Vintage Books
In 1981 a mother abandoned her child and drove into the night, never to return. Her disappearance was reported in the press as a fatal road accident. Her body was never found. Now Rowan has a child of her own and decides to try and unpick the past which leads to a remote commune in the Highlands.
Clubland UK: On The Door In The Rave Era
- Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
At the height of the hedonistic 1990s rave era, Steven McLaughlin policed some of Blackpool's most dangerous and chaotic clubs as the virulent dance and drug craze exploded onto the scene. From clubland's front line, he recognised the menace lurking beneath the pilled-up clubbers and smiley-face T-shirts, witnessing door wars, gang grudges and ever-present drug dealers in the dark underbelly of club culture. He saw people revel in it; he saw people profit from it; and he saw people die as a result of it.
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