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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

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    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...

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    The most famous living rock musician on the planet, Paul McCartney is now regarded as a slightly cosy figure, an (inter)national treasure. Back in the 1970s, however, McCartney cut a very different figure. He was, literally, a man on the run....

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    Fernando Ricksen was a fighter. As a footballer, Ricksen carved out a fearsome reputation for Rangers, Zenit St Petersburg and Holland. Throughout his time at Ibrox, his aggressive approach won him hero status among the Rangers fans, and off the...

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    From prison cell to the political limelight, and back again, there is no doubt that Tommy Sheridan – tanned, handsome and armed with a soundbite for every occasion – was one of the most colourful figures in the drab, dusty world of party...

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    The kingdoms of the Dal Riata and the Picts, by their union in the ninth century, formed the nucleus of medieval Scotland. The author, a recognised authority on sources of early Scottish history, has made a fresh critical analysis of the evidence...

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    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...

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    Kenny Reid has avidly followed golf’s majors for more than 30 years. Through the luminescent glow of his television screen, and even, on occasion, from the vantage point of the roped-off boundaries, he has watched the greats of the game stamp...

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    Born in Cowdenbeath in 1942, Dennis Canavan was educated at St. Bride’s and St. Columba’s Schools in Cowdenbeath, and at the University of Edinburgh. He worked as a schoolteacher from 1968 until 1974 and was Assistant Head of Holyrood...

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    A first-rate charmer with a devilish twinkle in his eye, Billy MacKenzie was a maverick figure within the music industry whose wild and mischievous spirit possibly did him more harm than good. As frontman of the Associates, gifted with an...

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    For almost a century the islands of Orkney and Shetland were under the rule of the Stewart earls, father and son, a rule remarkable for its infamous reputation in island history. Robert Stewart was an illegitimate son of James V, king of Scots, who...

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    Described by Empire Magazine as ‘Britain’s best ever blues singer’, John Martyn was one of rock music’s last real mavericks. Despite chronic addiction to alcohol and drugs, he produced a string of matchless albums. Loved...

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    Duncan McLaren was a dominant (and at times domineering) figure in nineteenth-century Edinburgh and Scotland. Yet he has virtually disappeared from public view. ‘The Member for Scotland’ was the nickname given him at Westminster because...

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    White Gold is a study of how and why England, the biggest and wealthiest rugby country on the planet, never dominated the game it invented on a global scale – until Clive Woodward took charge from 1997 to 2004. Ten years on from the greatest...

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    White Gold is a study of how and why England, the biggest and wealthiest rugby country on the planet, never dominated the game it invented on a global scale – until Clive Woodward took charge from 1997 to 2004. Ten years on from the greatest...

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    In July 1935, Robert Atkinson and John Ainslie set out on an ornithological search for the rare Leach’s Fork-tailed Petrel. Their quest was to last for twelve years and took them from their Oxford base to many of the remote and often deserted...

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    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...