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Personal Memoirs

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  • 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: 10 Oct 2019
    £12.99

    Listed as one of the five worst international selections ever, and described in a book about Scottish rugby as ‘a full back slower than your average prop’, Ian Smith cheerfully won eight caps for Scotland in a career that saw him score every...

  • 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...

  • 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: 05 May 2022
    £14.99

    ‘A memoir which is also a work of art’ – Allan Massie, The Scotsman The story begins with Campbell, aged 14, in a police cell in Glasgow. He’s been charged with stealing books – five Mickey Spillane novels and a copy of Peyton...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...