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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

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  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Feb 2002
    £7.99

    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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 11 Jan 2000
    £25.00

    The reign of James VI (1567–1625) remains one of the most enigmatic in Scottish history. There are long periods within it that resemble black holes in our knowledge. This study is a concerted attempt by a group of ten scholars of the reign, drawn...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Oct 2023
    £12.99

    Shortlisted for the Sports Book Awards Football Book of the Year Unknown in Scotland upon his arrival and unheralded in the English game, Ange Postecoglou revelled in his status as an outside agitator. He transformed a Celtic team in turmoil into...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Aug 2024
    £12.99

    Shortlisted for the Sports Book Awards Football Book of the Year Unknown in Scotland upon his arrival and unheralded in the English game, Ange Postecoglou revelled in his status as an outside agitator. He transformed a Celtic team in turmoil into...

  • E-Book | Pub: 27 Dec 2000
    £25.00

    The ‘Rough Wooings’, fought by major figures of sixteenth-century Europe for the hand of the young Mary Queen of Scots, were wars as intense, wide-ranging and devastating as the wars of the three Edwards which ravaged fourteenth-century...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Oct 2023
    £9.99

    This updated edition features a new introduction, and an exclusive interview with long-distance runner Paula Radcliffe. It is the world’s most iconic road race. It is twenty-six-point-two miles of iconic landmarks, cheers, tears, sweat, pain,...

  • 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: 03 Jun 2021
    £12.99

    No writer has ever been as famous as Sir Walter Scott once was; and no writer has ever enjoyed such huge acclaim followed by such absolute neglect and outright hostility. But Scotland would not be Scotland except for Scott. All the icons of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 09 May 2019
    £7.99

    The lives of the Scottish queens, both those who ruled in their own right, and also the consorts, have largely been neglected in conventional history books. One of the earliest known Scottish queens was none other than the notorious Lady MacBeth....

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
    £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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 16 Jun 2015
    £7.99

    The People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI) is an Iranian opposition movement in exile and the key component of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. Regarded as a terrorist organization in the EU until 2009, and in the USA and Canada until...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
    £6.99

    Michael Krupa was born into a poor family in south-west Poland, and in his teens was accepted into a Jesuit seminary. He ran away before taking his final vows and joined the army. Soon afterwards, the German tanks rolled into Poland and easily...

  • 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...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Dec 2012
    £5.79

    Ayrshire policewoman Shirley McKie suffered the loss of her job, a trial for perjury, a breakdown in her health and had to undertake a nine-year campaign before she cleared her name and triumphed over a supposedly infallible science. Her crime...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Dec 2021
    £9.99

    Walter Smith was one of the most respected managers in British football. This insightful biography casts a reflective and analytical eye over his life and career, examining this shrewd professional through the many highs and lows that he has...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Oct 2021
    £14.99

    Brother and sister Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn enjoyed a rare bond: they were intimate companions and theirs was one of the most significant musical relationships of the 19th century. They shared and commented on each other’s compositions, each...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Jul 2024
    £7.99

    In Three Fires, award-winning author Denise Mina re-imagines the ‘Bonfire of the Vanities’, a series of fires lit throughout Florence at the end of the fifteenth century – inspired by the fanatical Girolamo Savonarola. Girolamo...