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Biography & Memoir

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  • Hardback | Pub: 04 Apr 2019
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    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: 11 Oct 2018
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    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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 May 2019
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    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: 03 Jun 2021
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    Little Wonder tells the epic, and until now largely unchronicled, story of Lottie Dod, the first great heroine in women’s sports. Dod was a champion tennis player, golfer, hockey player, tobogannist, skater, mountaineer, and archer. She was also a...

  • Hardback | Pub: 23 May 2019
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    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
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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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jul 2021
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    Young Tom Morris, the son of the legendary pioneer of golf, Tom Morris, was golf’s first superstar. Born at a pivotal moment in history, just as the new and inexpensive ‘gutty’ ball was making golf affordable and drawing thousands of new...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Feb 2021
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    In the course of the past 45 years, Angus Roxburgh has translated Tolstoy, met four successive Russian presidents and been jinxed by a Siberian shaman. He has come under fire in war zones and been arrested by Chechen thugs. During the Cold War he...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Mar 2020
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    In 2016 Scottish writer Iain Maloney and his Japanese wife Minori moved to a village in rural Japan. This is the story of his attempt to fit in, be accepted and fulfil his duties as a member of the community, despite being the only foreigner in the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jul 2017
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    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 Feb 2002
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    The sequel to the perennially popular Yellow on the Broom, Red Rowans and Wild Honey follows Betsy’s story to the end of the Second World War. She recounts in vivid detail the heady years of her adolescence, her courtship and her mother’s...

  • Paperback | Pub: 25 Jul 2019
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    What’s it like to be on a small boat with no power but oars, and over 1,500 miles from the nearest land? Two friends decided to find out… Over a boozy Sunday lunch, flatmates James Adair and Ben Stenning made a promise to row across an...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £12.99

    His name and image are everywhere – from Bank of Scotland fivers to the bizarre monument in Edinburgh’s city centre. Scott-land presumes that the reader will have only a hazy awareness of Sir Walter Scott, and, although Stuart Kelly will...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2019
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    The Shepherd and the Morning Star is a remarkable double biography and autobiography. In the course of it the life of the son, Willie Orr, gradually emerges from under the shadow of that of his father, Lawrence Orr (PB), leading Ulster Unionist...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Aug 2017
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    This is an astonishing true tale of espionage, journeys in disguise, secret messages, double agents, assassinations and sexual intrigue. Alexander Burnes was one of the most accomplished spies Britain ever produced and the main antagonist of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Sep 2011
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    In September 1939, groups of horsemen in battledress cantered down a broad, grassy plain on the western edge of Europe. The young men of the Western Isles were going to war again. They included a tall, shy 24-year-old called Angus MacPhee (1916-97)....

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 May 2018
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    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: 09 Aug 2018
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    In this moving memoir of an unusual childhood, John Muir recalls his younger days in East Lothian with a startling clarity, depicting a wild boy whose quiet individuality and determination were already emerging. Born in mid nineteenth-century...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 May 2007
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    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
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    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...