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Biography & Memoir

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  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Mar 2018
    £9.99

    Anne Cholawo was a typical 80s career girl working in a busy London advertising agency, when in 1989, holidaying in Skye, she noticed an advert for a property on the Isle of Soay – ‘Access by courtesy of fishing boat’. She had...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Feb 2016
    £8.99

    In August 1956 a young shepherd, his wife, two-year-old daughter and ten-day-old son sat huddled in a small boat on Loch Monar in Ross-shire as a storm raged around them. They were bound for a tiny, remote cottage at the western end of the loch...

  • Hardback | Pub: 04 Apr 2019
    £14.99

    Jane Haining was undoubtedly one of Scotland’s heroines. A farmer’s daughter from Galloway in south-west Scotland, Jane went to work at the Scottish Jewish Mission School in Budapest in 1932, where she was a boarding school matron in charge of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 May 2019
    £12.99

    Approaching old age need not be a thing to be feared. It can and should be a time of freedom and spiritual contentment. Our biblically allotted lifespan is ‘three score year and ten, or eighty if we are strong’. Even today, this is probably...

  • Hardback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £14.99

    Born in Edinburgh in 1932, James John Clyde, The Rt Hon. the Lord Clyde of Briglands, was a judge with a distinguished career who made a major contribution to the building of modern public law across the United Kingdom. This biography charts...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Aug 2019
    £9.99

    First published by Gollancz, then by Balnain, Maxwell’s Ghost is a classic account of the life and achievements of Gavin Maxwell, whose work and beliefs have attained an almost mythical status. Maxwell’s Ghost caused a stir when it was...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Nov 2001
    £8.99

    SINCE ITS FIRST PUBLICATION in 1984, Night Falls in Ardnamurchan has become a classic account of the life and death of a Highland community. The author weaves his own humorous and perceptive account of crofting with extracts from his father’s...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Aug 2014
    £9.99

    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 of Glasgow University, the life of Murdo Ewen Macdonald was one of extraordinary variety and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jul 2017
    £9.99

    Peaks and Troughs is the story of a naive young man who is initiated into adulthood through the harsh reality of having to survive in the material world.  Despite the hardships, he never loses his belief that there is an alternative way to farm...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 May 2008
    £7.99

    At the age of 10, Rowena Farre left the security of her parents’ home in India and was sent to live with her aunt on a lonely croft in the wild and remote Highlands of Scotland. During her stay in Sutherland, she drew strength from the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 May 2018
    £7.99

    One of very few books available on Moidart in the north-west of Scotland, it evokes the enchanted, magical beauty of this much-loved area of the country. Margaret Leigh was already a successful author when her longing for freedom and independence...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 May 2007
    £7.99

    John Wilson was an Inspector of Schools during the latter half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. His career in education spanned 50 years, during which time he inspected many schools in the Highlands and Islands,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Jun 2018
    £9.99

    In this enchanting and moving memoir, Christina Hall writes with sharp observation about her childhood on the Hebridean island of South Uist in the 1940s and 50s. Humour and anguish reflect the spirit of a girl living through a time of dramatic...

  • Paperback | Pub: 13 Feb 2020
    £7.99

    The Braes of Glenlivet lie on the eastern edge of the Grampian mountains, in one of Scotland’s most active whisky-producing areas. This collection of stories and memories spans a century of life on farms and around Chapeltown and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 12 Apr 2018
    £12.99

    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
    £8.99

    This is the intimate and revealing autobiography of 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 world of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2018
    £8.99

    MacLellan’s reminiscences were first recorded in Gaelic in the early 1960s, and later transcribed and translated by John Lorne Campbell into this outstanding English language autobiography. Written in an unusual yet captivating prose style, this...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 May 2019
    £8.99

    ‘Give me three years and we’ll be millionaires,’ Nick challenged his long-suffering family in 1980, when cash was king. ‘I’ve got an idea that’s going to take us to the top.’ Tinkering with alchemy in an old stable he shared with a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Aug 2019
    £8.99

    Ian Campbell Thomson relives his time as a young farmworker on a Stirlingshire farm after the Second World War. It is a touching coming-of-age tale as the author makes new friends and experiences romance while finding his own way in an ever-changing...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
    £12.99

    Duncan Williamson was the son, grandson and great grandson of nomadic tinsmiths, basket makers, pipers and storytellers. In this book, he describes his life as a traveller with verve, candour and intimacy, recounting a childhood spent on the shores...