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Too High, Too Far, Too Soon: Tales From A Dubious Past
- Hardback - Mainstream
'Too High, Too Far, Too Soon' is the humorous, tragic and bluntly honest memoir of a man who survived childhood tragedy, Catholic boarding school and chronic drug addiction. Simon Mason graphically details his experience of teenage angst in a tatty seaside town before he ran away to London and then onwards to the crack-infested streets of LA. He recounts his numerous decadent adventures at Glastonbury Festival and the notoriety that came during his stint as personal chemist to the biggest bands of the '90s, before he himself descended into a helpless period of heroin addiction.
- Paperback - Abacus
Imagine a world that is one of infinite parallel worlds, that hangs suspended between the dismantling of the Wall and the fall of the Twin Towers, in the shadow of suicide terrorism and global financial collapse. Presiding over this world is the Concern, an all-powerful organisation whose operatives possess extraordinary powers. There is Temudjin Oh, an unkillable assassin; Adrian Cubbish, restlessly greedy City trader; and the Philosopher, a state-sponsored torturer who moves between the time zones with sinister ease.
Twice Bitten: The Untold Story Of Holyfield-Tyson II
- Hardback - Mainstream
On 28 July 1997, in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield engaged in what would become the most infamous fight in boxing history. After the third round of a heavyweight championship match, Tyson was disqualified for biting off and spitting out a chunk of Holyfield's ear. But what drives a man to viciously bite another man? Was it a mental breakdown? Was it fear? Was it retaliation? In 'Twice Bitten', renowned sports columnist George Willis details what triggered Tyson's mad act of violence and reveals the answers to the following questions: what happened to the piece of ear that Tyson chewed off and spit out? Why didn't Holyfield reattach it? And was it popping champagne bottles or gunshots that caused a near riot in the MGM corridors and casinos that night?
A Taste For Malice
- Paperback - Five Leaves Crime
DI Ray McBain is back at work and on filing duty. Desperate for something to do, a pair of old files intrigue him. In the first a woman pushes her way into a vulnerable family. The children adore her. At first. Then she has some 'fun', which soon becomes torture and mental cruelty. Then she disappears. Meanwhile, in Ayrshire, another young family is relieved when a stranger comes into their lives to help them out. McBain makes the link, but nobody is interested in what he has to say. Is it even the same woman?
Tomorrow You Die: The Astonishing Survival Story Of A Second World War Prisoner Of The Japanese
- Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
Andy Coogan was born in Glasgow in 1917, the oldest child of poor Irish immigrants. He was tipped for Olympic glory, but a promising running career was interrupted by war service. His capture during the fall of Singapore marked the beginning of a three-and-a-half-year nightmare of starvation, torture and disease. This is his story.
The Traders' War
- Paperback - Tor
Miriam Beckstein has said goodbye to her comfort zone, and the transition from journalist to captive in an alternative timeline will be challenging to say the least. Now civil war rages in her adopted home, she's pregnant with the heir to the throne and a splinter-group wants her on their side of a desperate power struggle.
- Paperback - Canongate
We are obsessed with time. However hard we might try, it is almost impossible to spend even one day without the marker of a clock. But how much do we understand about time, and is it possible to retrain our brains and improve our relationship with it?
- Paperback - Polygon
Sammar is a young Sudanese widow who works as an Arabic translator in Aberdeen, grieving for her lost husband. Things change when she falls in love with Rae, a Scottish academic. 'The Translator' focuses on cultural and traditional differences.
The Trip To Echo Spring: Why Writers Drink
- Hardback - Canongate
Why is it that some of the greatest works of literature have been produced by writers in the grip of alcoholism, an addiction that cost them personal happiness and caused harm to those who loved them? In 'The Trip to Echo Spring', Olivia Laing examines the link between creativity and alcohol through the work and lives of six extraordinary men: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever and Raymond Carver.
This Is Life
- Paperback - Canongate
In Paris, art student Aurélie Renard throws a stone and sets in motion a chain of events that will turn her life upside down. Suddenly finding herself in sole charge of a stranger's baby, and with no idea how babies work, it's only thanks to the help of her adoring professor and her heartbreaking best friend that Aurélie is able to navigate her way through the most extraordinary and calamitous seven days of her life.
Last modified Friday 13 May 2011