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Biography & Memoir

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  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Oct 2018
    £8.99

    This book is an intimate, fond and funny memoir of one of the greatest novelists of the last century. This colourful, personal, anecdotal, indiscreet and admiring memoir charts the course of Muriel Spark’s life revealing her as she really was....

  • E-Book | Pub: 12 Aug 2011
    £9.99

    Douglas Haig’s popular image as an unimaginative butcher is unenviable and unmerited. In fact, he masterminded a British-led victory over a continental opponent on a scale that has never been matched before or since. Contrary to myth, Haig was...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £16.99

    Arnold Schwarzenegger – a bodybuilder-turned-real-estate mogul who turned an undefeated streak at the Mr Olympia contest into an astonishing film career and eight years as the governor of California – is, for many people, the embodiment of the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jul 2011
    £8.99

    Arras, 1917 is a biography of the author’s uncle, Ernest Reid, who died in 1917, an officer in the Black Watch, of wounds sustained in the Battle of Arras. Born and raised in Paisley, educated at Paisley Grammar School, then Glasgow...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Sep 2022
    £12.99

    Now a Major Feature Length Documentary: ‘Cassius X: Becoming Ali’ (Cinema release Spring 2023)  Miami, 1963. A young boy from Louisville, Kentucky, is on the path to becoming the greatest sportsman of all time. Cassius Clay is training in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £12.99

    This is the true story of Winston Churchill and Scotland. In the popular imagination, Winston Churchill is the bulldog of 1940 – uncompromising and Conservative. But in 1922 he was the reforming, progressive Liberal MP for Dundee who, after five...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 May 2014
    £7.99

    A Croft in the Hills, first published in 1960, is now acknowledged as a classic among Highland books. It captures, in simple, moving descriptions, what it was really like trying to make a living out of a hill croft near Loch Ness fifty years ago. A...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Oct 2024
    £9.99

    This is Glasgow journalist Cliff Hanley’s sparkling, unsentimental and uproariously funny account of growing up in the Gallowgate and then Shettleston in the 1920s and 1930s and his working life as a radio broadcaster and journalist in the 1940s...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jan 2024
    £7.99

    Published in 1933, and still relevant today, Orwell’s first full-length work is a compassionate and insightful description of the life of the working poor in Paris and the homeless in London. Written when Orwell was a struggling writer in his...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Mar 2024
    £10.99

    WINNER OF THE SALTIRE SOCIETY HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR Next morning at about 6 o’clock my mother wakened us to say there had been a shipwreck and bodies were being washed ashore. My father had gone with others to look for survivors … I...

  • E-Book | Pub: 14 Jun 2018
    £6.99

    When Patrick Gillies graduated from the University of Edinburgh’s distinguished school of medicine with honours in 1890, a high profile career as a surgeon lay ahead of him. Any city across the world would have welcomed him, and his university...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Mar 2012
    £9.99

    This is the intimate and revealing autobiography of the late Margaret Rhodes, the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and the niece of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Margaret was born into the Scottish aristocracy, into a now almost vanished...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Jun 2019
    £8.99

    George’s memory is inseparable from Orkney, where he was born the youngest child of a poor family and which he rarely left. His mother was a beautiful woman who spoke only Gaelic and his father was a wit, mimic and singer, who also doubled as...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
    £12.99

    Listed as one of the five worst international selections ever, and described in a book about Scottish rugby as ‘a full back slower than your average prop’, Ian Smith cheerfully won eight caps for Scotland in a career that saw him score every...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Aug 2023
    £16.99

    ‘It’s a wildly satisfying and moving read … I loved this special book’ – Graham Norton Six years ago, Jo Caulfield was about to go on stage when she found out that her big sister Annie had cancer. Not the best way to start a...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Dec 2012
    £4.99

    This is the extraordinary story of a remarkable woman. Doris Davidson was born in Aberdeen in 1922, the daughter of a master butcher and country lass. Her idyllic childhood was shattered in 1934 with the death of her father, after which, in order to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Nov 2024
    £14.99

    A superstar, a role model, an inspiration. Even before his 21st birthday Jude Bellingham had proved to be all of those things after a stratospheric surge to the peak of world football. The Real Madrid and England hero has broken new ground on his...

  • E-Book | Pub: 20 Aug 2013
    £8.99

    A shark fishery based on the tiny Hebridean island of Soay was the beginning of Gavin Maxwell’s enduring love affair with the west coast of Scotland. This, his first book, tells the whole story – the challenge and drama of the shark...

  • Hardback | Pub: 21 Jul 2022
    £16.99

    ‘Peppered with humour, empathy and kindness’ – Sunday Post Ever since her pet sheep Lulu accompanied her to school at the age of seven, animals and nature have been at the heart of Polly Pullar’s world. Growing up in a remote...