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- Paperback - Andersen Press
Over a hundred years ago, a faithful little dog called Bobby kept a fourteen-year vigil by his master's graveside in Greyfriars churchyard in Edinburgh. Bobby captured the hearts of the townsfolk and remains a legend still today.
The Guga Stone: Lies, Legends And Lunacies From St Kilda
- Paperback - Luath
In 1930, the last inhabitants of the isle of St Kilda were evacuated to the mainland. Shortly afterwards, following several acts of vandalism by local fishermen, Calum MacKinnon was sent back to the island to guard against further damage. Alone on the deserted island, he begins to re-imagine conversations and stories.
Galaxy: Explore The Universe, Planets And Stars
- Paperback - Collins
An accessible guide to the solar system and our night skies. Richly illustrated, it provides a comprehensive description of the planets, their moons, and recent space discoveries. It is enhanced by hundreds of striking images of the planets and moons.
- Paperback - Barrington Stoke
Lucas, Irfan, and Jack want to mark the beginning of their summer holidays in style! Tricking their parents with a camping cover story, the boys sneak into the old abandoned football stadium to spend the night. Are the rumours about it being haunted true? They're about to find out.
A Girl Like You
- Paperback - Bloomsbury
Satomi Baker is used to being different. It is 1939, and in rural California being half-white and half-Japanese gets you noticed. When war is declared, Satomi's father Aaron is one of the first to sign up, and he is sent to the base at Pearl Harbor. He never returns. The community that has tolerated its foreign residents for decades suddenly turns on them, and they are sent to a brutal labour camp in the wilderness. Satomi learns what it takes to survive, who she can trust, and what it means to be American.
The Girls Of Slender Means
- Paperback - Penguin Books
In a Kensington hostel towards the end of World War 2, a group of well-bred, but impecunious young women, are leading lives of ritual femininity. All is well until their interlude of innocence is destroyed by the horror of the times.
Grim Ferry Tales
- Paperback - Birlinn
The current Scottish population includes over 100,000 island dwellers, so it is therefore logical that ferries play a hugely important role in contemporary Scottish life. Yet current levels of ferry services are far from adequate, leading to isolation and economic hardship for many remote communities. Drawing on best practice at home and overseas, this book sets out how Scottish ferry services can be revolutionised to be, once again, among the best in the world.
The Garden Of Evening Mists
- Paperback - Canongate
In the lush highlands of Malaya, a woman sets out to build a memorial to her sister, killed at the hands of the Japanese during the brutal Occupation of their country. Yun Ling's quest leads her to 'The Garden of Evening Mists', and to Aritomo, a man of extraordinary skill and reputation, once the gardener of the Emperor of Japan. When she accepts his offer to become his apprentice, she begins a journey into her past, inextricably linked with the secrets of her troubled country's history.
The Golden Door: Letters To America
- Paperback - Phoenix
A.A. Gill takes another look at the America he knew in the 1970s, a place that seemed to hold promise, practical energy and a plan for the future. The book is a collection of linked essays based around places that will open up truths and mythologies about America and Americans.
The Girl On The Stairs
- Paperback - John Murray
Jane is pregnant and has moved to Berlin to live with her lover. The women's chic new apartment is in a trendy part of the city but Jane finds herself increasingly uneasy there. She conceives a dread of the derelict backhouse across the courtyard and begins to suspect something sinister is happening in the flat next door.
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