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A Perfectly Ordinary School
- Paperback - Barrington Stoke
At school they call Frankie 'Lanky Frankie' and Molly 'Molly the Dolly'. But Frankie's had enough, so his mum and dad pack him off to a very special school where he can learn how to stand up to his classmates - by turning into different monsters! But that's only if he can survive the teachers first.
The Proper Charlie: The Autobiography
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
Charlie Miller was the best young Scottish footballer of his generation. He made his Rangers debut under Walter Smith aged just seventeen and became a vital part of the Ibrox club;s legendary nine-in-a-row squad. Miller won four league titles, two Scottish Cups and one League Cup with Rangers, as well as being named the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year in 1995. Yet many believe he was a wasted talent. Here, Miller reveals how he's spent his entire life not knowing who his father is and relives his colourful upbringing in Castlemilk - one of Glasgow's toughest housing estates.
- Paperback - Bloodaxe Books
Miriam Gamble's second collection takes its title from unlicensed broadcasting. Here, the marginalia of prophecy coexist with and counter voices of authority, voices that are at once eerie and depressingly recognizable. An artist steals back paintings, leacing the money in their wake, and scores a cameo on 'Crimewatch'; a figure from medieval memento mori art finds himself up against a consumer deaf to the language of symbolism; animal anti-heroes spit in the face of well-meaning, or not so well-meaning, human interest. This book questions the narratives, including those forged by art itself, by which we shape the world to suit our own devices and steel ourselves against 'what we cannot name or see'.
Padre Mac: The Autobiography Of Murdo Ewen Macdonald Of Harris
- Paperback - Birlinn
From a croft in the Hebridean island of Harris to the grim confines of the Nazis' notorious prisoner-of-war camp Stalag Luft III and the hallowed Glasgow University, the life of Murdo Ewen Macdonald was one of extraordinary variety and richness. In this book he looks back over his long and eventful life.
Picts, Gaels And Scots: Early Historic Scotland
- Paperback - Birlinn
This is a comprehensive overview which brings to life the ancestors of the modern Scottish people. It examines the origins of the Picts and the Gaels, and how they became Scots and looks at society including the role of kingship, industry and religion.
The People We Can Be: Or How To Be 500 Better Off, Build A Fairer Society And A Better Planet
- Paperback - Luath Press
The world we live in is changing. Never have humans known so much, been so healthy or so rich. Yet we are threatened by financial crashes, democratic decline, climate change and ill-health. We live in contradictory times. Our public debate doesn't seem to represent these forces. Voters in Scotland and the UK face two referendums. In September 2014 Scots will vote on 'independence' while in 2017 the UK may vote on 'independence' from the European Union. Everyone involved in these arguments accepts there is no such things as 'independence' in the modern world. This book tries to work out how these elections are relevant to our needs.
Power Out Of The Darkness
- Paperback - Luath Press
A comprehensive and investigative analysis of the power dynamic within Scottish politics. The authors take a critical look at Scotland economically, politically and socially, so as to understand its implications.
- Paperback - Quercus
Special Agent Gil Martins investigates domestic terrorism for the Houston FBI. He is a religious man who is close to losing his faith; the very nature of his job has led him to question the existence of a God who could allow the things that Gil sees every day. But Gil's wife Ruth doesn't see things the same way and his crisis of faith provokes a fracture in their marriage. Gil's world is breaking apart. At the same time, Gil starts to investigate a series of unexplained deaths that bring this crisis of faith into uncomfortable focus.
Peter's Railway Holiday At Lunan Bay
- Paperback - Christopher Vine
Peter is on holiday with his family in Scotland when Grandpa learns of a spectacular train crash. It happened nearby so they go exploring to find the exact spot. To add to the adventure they discover some evidence still lying on the ground.
The Political Aesthetics Of Global Protest: The Arab Spring And Beyond
- Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
A remarkable feature of the protests from the Arab Spring onwards has been the salience of images, songs, videos, humour, satire and dramatic performances. This book explores the central role the aesthetic played in energising the mass mobilisations of young people, the disaffected, the middle classes, the apolitical silent majority, as well as enabling solidarities and alliances among democrats, workers, trade unions, civil rights activists and opposition parties.
Last modified Friday 13 May 2011