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  • Cover scan of Territorial Rights
    Territorial Rights
    Muriel Spark - Paperback - Virago
    Robert wants nothing more than to become a serious art historian. But his hopes for an academic life are put on hold when he's driven from London to Venice to escape one lover and seek out another: the enigmatic Bulgarian refugee Lina Pancev. In Venice, Robert encounters a grand carnival of lust, lies, blackmail, cocktail parties and regicide. As he chases Lina, his heart's desire, the city itself provides a priceless education in love, art and beauty.
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    Tiny Acts Of Love
    Lucy Lawrie - Paperback - Black & White Publishing
    To Cassie's horror, her overly-excited husband Jonathan has sent a grisly blow-by-blow account of her labour - plus attached photo - to everyone in her email contacts list, including her clients! Amid mood swings, post-natal hypochondria and the side effects of the fated email, who saunters into her world again but her sexy, swaggering ex-boyfriend Malkie - the one who got away. Is she strong enough to face everything her new life has to throw at her?
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    The Truth About St Kilda: An Islander's Memoir
    Donald John Gillies - Paperback - Birlinn
    This title records the isolated way of life on St Kilda in the early part of the 20th century. It is based on notebooks written by Donald Gillies, containing reminiscences of his childhood on the island of Hirta. It provides an account of the living conditions, social structure and economy of the community in the early 1900s.
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    Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: A Guide For Family Historians
    Ian Maxwell - Paperback - Pen & Sword Family History
    This guide to records of Scottish ancestry puts family history research into a wide historical perspective. It offers detailed social history on how our ancestors lived and gives information on all the records kept by major archives and museums. It also features less well-known local museums and archives.
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    This Is The Life
    Alex Shearer - Hardback - Blue Door
    'Life just seems like a big party sometimes, at which we all gradually get edged to the door, and then we are out in the cold. But the party continues without us.' This is the story of Louis, who never quite fitted in, and of his younger brother who always tagged along. Two brothers on one final journey together, wading through the stuff that is thicker than water.
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    Three Mothers (and A Camel)
    Phyllida Law - Hardback - Fourth Estate
    Recently widowed and bringing up her two daughters - actresses Emma and Sophie Thompson - and working as a successful actress herself, Phyllida Law travelled up and down Scotland to spend as much time with her ailing mother as she could manage. During the period she kept a lively and frank journal and this book provides many of the sad yet funny examples of her mother's faltering grip on reality.
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    The Touch Of Time: New & Selected Poems
    Stewart Conn - Paperback - Bloodaxe Books
    'The Touch of Time' is a new retrospective by Stewart Conn, one of Scotland's most distinguished poets.
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    This Is Where I Am
    Karen Campbell - Paperback - Bloomsbury
    So we walked in the freezing night air, my daughter weeping into my neck, and me trying to shelter her inside my own thin coat. Glasgow. A city of colour and contrast. A place where two worlds collide, and are changed forever when the Scottish Refugee Council assigns Deborah Maxwell to act as Somali refugee Abdi's new mentor.
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    Time Out Of Mind: The Lives Of Bob Dylan
    Ian Bell - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    In 1997, having failed to release a single new song in seven long years, Dylan put out the equivalent of two albums in a single package. He called it 'Time Out of Mind'. So began the renaissance, artistic and personal, that culminated in 2012's acclaimed 'Tempest'. In the concluding volume of his groundbreaking study, Ian Bell explores the unparalleled second act in a quintessentially American career. It is a tale of redemption, of an act of creative will against the odds, and of a writer who refused to fade away.
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    Tommy Doc: The Controversial And Colourful Life Of One Of Football's Most Dominant Personalities
    David Tossell - Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
    Tommy 'The Doc' Docherty was a combative Scotland international wing-half who became a brilliant but erratic manager. He was much-travelled, and 'I've had more clubs than Jack Nicklaus' was among the well-worn one-liners that created the image of 'The Doc' as football's stand-up comedian. In this book, David Tossell looks beyond the wisecracks, interviewing Docherty himself, as well as former players and colleagues, to examine a remarkable career and reveal the personal heartaches behind the laughter.

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