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  • 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: 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: 04 Jan 2024
    £7.99

    George Orwell’s vivid memoir of his time living among the desperately poor and destitute, Down and Out in Paris and London is a moving tour of the underworld of society. Written when Orwell was a struggling writer in his twenties, it documents his...

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Jul 2004
    £30.00

    This is the first comprehensive and up-to-date biography of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville (1742-1811) and his son Robert, 2nd Viscount Melville (1771-1851). Aided by other members of their family, they ruled Scotland from the 1770s to the...

  • 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: 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jan 2022
    £9.99

    ‘Balances detailed research with powerful storytelling to create a well-written and heart-wrenching account’ – Nicole Gemine, Press and Journal Jane Haining was undoubtedly one of Scotland’s heroines. A farmer’s daughter from...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Oct 2023
    £10.99

    In this best-selling biography of John Knox, Rosalind K. Marshall traces the life of one of the Reformations’ central characters. Following his career in Scotland, England, France, Switzerland and Germany, she explains in straightforward terms...

  • E-Book | Pub: 26 Oct 2017
    £16.99

    Henry Duncan was a man of many parts: parish minister, savings bank founder, political lobbyist, anti-slavery campaigner, educator, geologist, poet, author. He restored the Ruthwell Cross, a medieval monument of international importance. He also...

  • Hardback | Pub: 05 Oct 2023
    £25.00

    Doug Scott was a legend among mountaineers. His expeditions, undertaken over a period of five decades, are unparalleled achievements. This book describes the extraordinary drama of them all, from the Himalaya to New Zealand, Patagonia, Yosemite and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Mar 2024
    £8.99

    Early on a wartime winter’s morning in 1941, the 8,000-ton cargo ship SS Politician ran aground in the beautiful but treacherous seas of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. Among its cargo were 260,000 bottles of whisky destined for the American...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Aug 2022
    £9.99

    In 1889 Frederick Rea arrived from the Midlands to teach in South Uist, at that time one of the poorest places in the Outer Hebrides. Roads were often no more than rough tracks across the mountain moorland or over the storm-swept machair, and his...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2019
    £9.99

    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: 18 Aug 2022
    £9.99

    For nearly forty years John Wilson travelled the length and breadth of Scotland as a school inspector. From orkney to campbeltown and Jura to Dundee, he visited hundreds of schools and met thousands of teachers and pupils. In these memoirs, first...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £9.99

    An extraordinary true story of danger, innovation and deep sea discovery. In 1971 Alec Crawford is determined to make his fortune from ship salvage. Early attempts lead nowhere until he teams up with a new partner, Simon Martin. Diving in Hebridean...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Mar 2022
    £25.00

    In 1944, Glasgow received one of the greatest gifts ever made to any city in the world: a collection of over 6,000 artworks of many types spanning centuries and civilisations. The benefactors were Glasgow-born shipping magnate Sir William Burrell...

  • E-Book | Pub: 24 Jun 2013
    £5.99

    The Yellow on the Broom is the first part of Betsy Whyte’s autobiography. Not only is it a fascinating insight into the life and customs of traveller people in the 1920s and 1930s, it is also a thought-provoking account of human strength and...