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Memoirs

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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....

  • 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...

  • 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: 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jun 2022
    £12.99

    Is There a Pigeon in the Room? is a deeply personal book about Cameron Wyllie’s remarkable four-decade career in teaching. It’s a tapestry of anecdotes and reflections on topics like drugs, parenting and sex education, laced with stories about...

  • 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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 27 Sep 2018
    £9.99

    Katharine Stewart, who died in 2013, was one of Scotland’s best-loved writers on rural life in the Highlands. A Croft in the Hills, her first book, tells the story of how a couple and their young daughter, fresh from city life, took over a remote...

  • E-Book | Pub: 14 Sep 2017
    £7.99

    In a career spanning forty years, Angus Roxburgh lived and worked in Russia as a literary translator, as Moscow correspondent of the Sunday Times and the BBC, and as a media consultant to the Kremlin. He witnessed Russian history unfolding at first...

  • Hardback | Pub: 11 Aug 2022
    £10.99

    When he was appointed Edinburgh University’s first professor of medical oncology at the age of 33, John Smyth was already making a name for himself in the world of cancer research. Over the next three decades, he led the development of cancer...

  • E-Book | Pub: 17 Dec 2020
    £6.99

    ‘A fabulous distillation of all the joy and bitterness, hurt and humour of an extraordinary man… I doubt there will be a better written, more interesting or important book published in Scotland this year’ – Daily...