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  • Cover scan of Crown Of Thistles
    Crown Of Thistles: The Fatal Inheritance Of Mary Queen Of Scots
    Linda Porter - 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.
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    Code Name Verity
    Elizabeth Wein - 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.
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    Cellmates: Our lessons in cancer, life, love and loss: Our Lessons In Cancer, Life, Love And Loss
    Rose T. Clark - 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.
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    Close Your Eyes
    Ewan Morrison - 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.
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    Clubland UK: On The Door In The Rave Era
    Steven McLaughlin - 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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    Callander & Oban Railway Through Time
    Ewan Crawford - Paperback - Amberley
    Construction on the Callander and Oban Railway began in 1866, although the line itself didn't open until 1880. Designed to link Callander, near Stirling, with the west coast port of Oban, the line was never profitable although Oban developed as a fashionable resort after the arrival of the railway. Although the section of line between Crianlarich and Oban remains open as part of the West Highland Line, the eastern section between Callander and Crianlarich closed following a landslide in September 1965. In this book, Ewan Crawford uses a mixture of old and new photographs to recall the history of the line.
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    A Child's Garden Of Verses
    Robert Louis Stevenson - Paperback - Star Bright
    Moving from make-believe worlds to curiosity and descriptions of simple pleasures, these poems capture a child's wonder, imagination and fascination with everyday things.
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    Children's Games In Street And Playground
    Iona Archibald Opie - Paperback - Floris
    A complete account of the rough-and tumble games of the 1960s, played out of sight of grown-ups. It includes important messages about giving children the time and space to be themselves.
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    The Casual Vacancy
    J. K. Rowling - Paperback - Sphere
    When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. The empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has ever seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?
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    The Cupcake Wedding
    Gillian Cross - Paperback - Barrington Stoke
    Mia and James are getting married! When a tight budget means no wedding cake, Mia's sister Holly plans a surprise for the couple - 1000 cupcakes! What could possible go wrong?

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