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Fatal Rivalry, Flodden 1513: Henry VIII, James IV And The Battle For Renaissance Britain
- Paperback - Phoenix
In 'Fatal Rivalry' George Goodwin captures the vibrant Renaissance splendour of the royal courts of England and Scotland, with their wealth, innovation and artistic expression. He shows how two powers on one island forced themselves to war.
- Paperback - Gollancz
Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh's social events - right up until a faery killed her mother. Now it's the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls.
- Paperback - Abacus
Private investigator Jasmine Sharp's father was murdered before she was born, and her mother went to self-sacrificing lengths in order to shield her from the world in which he moved. Since her mother's death, all she has been able to learn is his first name - and that only through a strange bond she has forged with the man who killed him.
- Paperback - Luath Press
Ruth has lived at Netherburn, her home in the remote moors of Scotland, ever since she was a small child. It's a home with a history, and, having seen her own children grow up and move on, Ruth is trying to make sense of it all. From her Father's death, to her ex-husband leaving and her lack of contact with her sons. But she's not alone with her thoughts: her empty house has become lively once again as various people - with equally complicated pasts - come to lodge at Netherburn, and Ruth finds herself helping them through their pain; some of which won't stay in the past.
Film And Urban Space: Critical Possibilities
- Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
This title identifies and analyses the major debates about the crucial historical relationship between film and the city to consider existing and future possibilities.
First Time Solo
- Paperback - Freight
It's 1943 and Jack Devine, a farmer's son from the rural North of Scotland, is finally called up to the RAF. Jack dreams of becoming a pilot, breaking hearts and returning home a hero. The realities of training are very different, with boredom, bullying and casual violence the norm. Drawn together by a love of jazz music, Jack makes friends with Terry, worldly Welshman dabbling in the black market, Joe, a fellow Scot and aggressive anti-fascist, as well as the public school educated Clive. The group form a jazz band to surprising acclaim and for a while an alternative future to that preordanied for each seems possible. But the camaraderie soon gives way to simmering resentment as age-old tensions resurface.
Fall Of Macharius
- Hardback - Black Library
For decades, Lord Solar Macharius and his loyal forces have crusaded across the stars, bringing the Imperial Truth to uncounted worlds and purging aliens and heretics from the dark places at the fringe of the galaxy. But all things must come to an end. His soldiers are weary, his generals fractious, and the legend of Macharius may no longer be enough to hold them together. Called by a representative of Terra to a council of generals, Macharius fears treachery - but will it come from closer to home than he could possibly imagine?
- Hardback - Collins
300 years ago, amidst growing frustration from the naval community and pressure from the increasing importance of international trade, the British government passed the 1714 Longitude Act. It was an attempt to solve one of the most pressing problems of the age: how to determine a ship's longitude (east-west position) at sea. With life-changing rewards on offer, the challenge captured the imaginations and talents of astronomers, skilled craftsmen, politicians, seamen and satirists. This illustrated book is a detailed account of these stories, and how the longitude problem was solved.
- Paperback - Macmillan Children's Books
14-year-old Sherlock has come up against some challenges in his time, but what confronts him now is baffling. His tutor, Crowe, and Crowe's daughter, Ginny, have vanished. Their house looks as if nobody has ever lived there. Neighbours claim never to have heard of them. Sherlock begins to doubt his sanity, until a clue points him to Scotland.
Fist Of Demetrius
- Paperback - Black Library
As the crusade reaches its apex, Lord Solar Macharius is drawn by a prophecy to the world of Demetrius in search of an ancient artefact - the Fist of Demetrius. Rumours and legends abound of the artefact's providence as a weapon of a primarch, the lords of Horus Heresy. With it, Macharius believes his success and victory is assured but others crave this potent weapon, and the dark eldar will do anything to obtain it.
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