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  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £12.99

    “A few years ago, I asked Tom Petty how his songs had been influenced by his life. As a rule, songwriters aren’t keen on unpicking their work, and Petty was no exception. He didn’t want to get into specifics. ‘Life is so difficult,’ he...

  • 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: 05 Jul 2018
    £14.99

    At the end of the ninth century AD, a large part of what is now England was controlled by the Vikings – heathen warriors from Scandinavia who had been attacking the British Isles for more than a hundred years. Alfred the Great, king of Wessex, was...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 May 2019
    £9.99

    In August 1970 Elton John achieved overnight fame after a rousing performance at the Troubadour in Los Angeles; over the next five years he was unstoppable, scoring seven consecutive number 1 albums and sixteen Top 10 singles in America. But behind...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Nov 2020
    £20.00

    Photography was crucial for E. A. Hornel (1864–1933). From 1891 to the end of his career, he built up an extensive photographic collection that was key in making him a successful painter. By analysing this collection, we can examine his ways of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Mar 2017
    £9.99

    Early on a Sunday morning in October 1905, in Eriskay, one of the smallest and most isolated of Hebridean islands, a forty-five year old Catholic parish priest died of pleurisy. It was a disease which had claimed many of his parishioners, and Father...

  • Hardback | Pub: 21 Jul 2022
    £16.99

    ‘Peppered with humour, empathy and kindness’ – Sunday Post Ever since her pet sheep Lulu accompanied her to school at the age of seven, animals and nature have been at the heart of Polly Pullar’s world. Growing up in a remote...

  • 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...

  • Hardback | Pub: 06 Oct 2022
    £30.00

    Majestic River: Mungo Park and the Exploration of the Niger is about geography, exploration, and a 2000-year-old geographical mystery. By the eighteenth century, the river Niger was to Europeans a source of wonder, potential wealth, and a two-part...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Nov 2018
    £9.99

    Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, has long been portrayed as one of history’s romantically tragic figures. Devious, naïve, beautiful and sexually voracious, often highly principled, she secured the Scottish throne and bolstered the position of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £16.99

    Muhammad Ali is one of the most remarkable sports personalities and celebrities of our time. He is a legend who transcended boxing and rose above all sport. A man of mythic proportions, Ali rose to become a prominent feature of our cultural...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £25.00

    Neville Chamberlain is remembered today as Hitler’s credulous dupe, the man who proclaimed in September 1938 that the Munich agreement guaranteed ‘peace in our time’. This is a magisterial reappraisal of Chamberlain and his legacy. It reveals...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 May 2019
    £9.99

    Next year sees the 30th anniversary of The Blue Nile’s first work together. Four albums – containing a total of just 33 songs – have followed since. Yet scarcity has served only to intensify love for the band’s intensely romantic...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £8.99

    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: 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: 13 Feb 2020
    £7.99

    The Braes of Glenlivet lie on the eastern edge of the Grampian mountains, in one of Scotland’s most active whisky-producing areas. This collection of stories and memories spans a century of life on farms and around Chapeltown and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jun 2019
    £12.99

    Walking Through Shadows describes a winter walk in memory of the author’s friend, Clive Dennier, a popular Inverness journalist, who died in Knoydart in March 2013 but whose body was found only some weeks later. The journey begins at Whiten Head...

  • Hardback | Pub: 26 Sep 2019
    £14.99

    Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairne, a contemporary of Robert Burns, wrote over 80 songs which enjoyed great popularity during her lifetime and still do so up to the present day. They are some of Scotland’s most famous traditional songs – including...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Jul 2018
    £12.99

    Journalist and statesman Tom Johnston (1881-1965) was considered by many as the greatest Scotsman of his time. In founding the popular Glasgow-based newspaper, Forward, in 1906, he created a platform for lively socialist and nationalist debate in...