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A Fine Day For A Hanging: The Ruth Ellis Story
- Paperback - Mainstream
In 1955, Ruth Ellis shot dead her lover, David Blakely. After a trial that lasted less than two days, she was found guilty and sentenced to death, becoming the last woman to be hanged in Britain. Despite her infamy, Ruth's story has never been fully told. Here, Carol Ann Lee examines the facts without agenda or sensation.
The Further Adventures Of An Idiot Abroad
- Paperback - Canongate
The nation's favourite idiot is back. Safely home from his latest travels, Karl has decided it is time to share his hard-earned wisdom of the world. Taking the Bucket List of '100 Things to Do Before You Die' as his starting point, Karl combines brilliant stories from his recent adventures to Alaska, Siberia and beyond.
The Folded Man
- Paperback - Sandstone
In 2018 Manchester is a rotten city propped up by a few bad men. After the cuts, the toppling of its flagship tower, the riots and the terror, the promise of a prosperous North is gone. The first industrial city is dying, its people left to themselves, and with the rise of nationalism, it's only getting worse. Now, the only currency is trust, and Brian Meredith - addict, depressive, wheelchair-bound - has new trouble with old problems. It doesn't help that Brian is a mermaid - or at least thinks he is.
- Paperback - Piccadilly Press
Jess returns from a nightmare day at school to find her dad's been suspended from work and gone into hiding. To escape the slobbering newshounds all eager for the full story, Mum drags Jess and her sister off to a remote Scottish island. Modern technology's forbidden, and there's only a bunch of teenage uber geeks for company. Without Facebook or even her mobile, Jess feels totally disconnected from everybody back home. And why are they there anyway? What are they really running away from?
- Paperback - Vintage Books
Pilot Bob Winrush worked for years as a 'freight dog', flying consignments of goods - and sometimes people - to all corners of the world. Until, one day, he walked away from a deal that didn't smell right - something a freight dog should never do. Now working as a private pilot, he finds that moment of refusal catching up with him.
- Paperback - Birlinn
Although Fascism in Britain is normally associated with England, it did find support in Scottish society. Scotland has provided its own cohort of idealists, fanatics and traitors for extreme racist, nationalist and authoritarian politics. This book relates a little-known part of our history which reveals some uncomfortable truths which are bound to stimulate debate even now.
From The Cowshed To The Kop: My Autobiography
- Paperback - Black & White
In a playing career spanning nearly two decades, Peter Cormack became a real fans' favourite both at Hibernian FC and the mighty Liverpool team of the 1970s. This is his story.
The Falling Sky
- Paperback - Freight
A blackly comic campus satire combined with a heart-breaking family mystery, 'The Falling Sky' brilliantly mixes fiction and astronomy into a fascinating, compelling and moving narrative.
- Paperback - Templar
When teenager Dylan pulls herself free from a train wreck and emerges onto an almost deserted Scottish hillside, she believes she is the only survivor. Seeing the figure of a boy on the bank she enlists his help. But Tristan is no ordinary passerby, and Dylan soon learns that instead of being the only survivor of the wreck, she is in fact the only fatality. And, Tristan is no normal teenage boy - he is her ferryman tasked with guiding her through the wasteland to her afterlife.
Field Notes From A Hidden City
- Hardback - Granta
This title provides a thought-provoking record of a year spent observing the natural world in a city, which looks afresh at our relationship to the weather, the plants and the animals that live in close proximity to us.
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