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              A Day Like Any Other

              A Day Like Any Other (Paperback)

              By Dewar, Isla

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              You can't change your past. You can only use the experiences you live through to make your future better, wiser. Anna and her best friend George meet every week to remember, to sigh, to laugh, to reminisce about their moments of glory, guilt and mischief and share their sorrows o...ver a glass or three of wine. The things they've done still make them blush. Anna wanted to be a poet - a famous poet. George left home in a childish rage and years later returned with her baby. When Anna is asked to look after the boy across the road for a few hours each week, she isn't sure. She doesn't really do children. But she takes the job on and, gradually, a child's view of her world shows her a different place. George remembers a flat she stayed in when she ran away from home. It had the kitchen of all kitchens and, oh, how she'd love to see it again. Anna sets out to see if it still exists and discovers a cookbook full of recipes, intimates notes and drawings from George's life. Does all this mark an ending or the beginning of something new and marvellous for Anna and George?
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              ISBN 9781846974908
              Released AU 1 Jun 2020
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              Whatever the Sea: Scottish poems for growing older
               

              Whatever the Sea: Scottish poems for growing older (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by MacGregor, Lizzie; Introduction by Magnusson, Sally

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              Scottish poems dealing with the theme of age

              ISBN 9781846973383
              Released AU 1 Dec 2016
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              A Choosing: The Selected Poems of Liz Lochhead
               

              A Choosing: The Selected Poems of Liz Lochhead (Paperback)

              By Lochhead, Liz

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              A stunning new collection of selected works from one of Scotland's most loved writers and current makar.

              ISBN 9781846972072
              Released AU 1 Oct 2011
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              Tiny Tales
               

              Tiny Tales (Hardback)

              By McCall Smith, Alexander; Illustrated by McIntosh, Iain

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              • Pub Date
                1 Oct 20

              Stories do not have to be long. In the space of a couple of sentences - or even a page or two - we may see the human heart exposed in a way that is more powerful than occurs in many much longer narratives. In Tiny Tales Alexander McCall Smith explores romance, ambition, kindness ...and happiness in thirty short stories that range in length from the short to the minuscule. The settings are as diverse as the characters - Scotland, England, Australia, the United States - combining to create a rich and surprising tableau. An Australian pope?. A persuasive cosmetic surgeon? The world's laziest cat. A group of students living together and getting romantically entangled? All human and animal life is here - in miniature. These stories are inspired and accompanied by the thirty magnificent strip Tiny Tales created by McCall Smith and illustrated by the brilliant IainMcIntosh - each cartoon a little gem of observation.
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              ISBN 9781846975370
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              Our Blood is Green: The Springboks in their Own Words
               

              Our Blood is Green: The Springboks in their Own Words (Hardback)

              By Rich, Gavin

              • RRP: $77.99
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              • Pub Date
                1 Oct 20

              The leaping Springbok on the green jersey of South Africa is one of the most iconic emblems in world rugby. At the same time, no symbol in world sport has ever done so much to divide - and then unite - a nation. Respected by opponents and supported passionately by South Africans,... the Springboks have been a powerhouse rugby nation for over a century, yet the emblem that now sits alongside the Protea on the chests of the players was once a symbol of violent oppression in apartheid South Africa, the epitome of the white man's dominance over people of colour in the Republic. Told in the words of Springboks past and present, My Blood is Green explores what it means to play for South Africa - from schoolboy dreams to the sacrifices required to make it to the very top - as well as the myriad difficulties the players have faced over the years, from the horrors of apartheid through to the emerging rainbow nation in the 1990s and the multi-cultural team of today.
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              ISBN 9781909715820
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              Cardinal Sin: Seeking Redemption for a Broken Church

              Cardinal Sin: Seeking Redemption for a Broken Church (Paperback)

              By Devlin, Brian

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              Silence in the Catholic Church is used for prayer, contemplation and to form a closeness with God. In the hands of human beings, however, silence can become a dangerous veil behind which some unchallenged key figures in the Church who have lost their way cause untold damage. In t...his book, a former priest who found himself abused by a cardinal in a well-known case speaks for the first time and describes his experiences as a seminarian and then as a priest. Although many disturbing facts are revealed for the first time, this is no ordinary expose but rather a much deeper attempt to understand what has gone wrong and how the Church can be reclaimed for God's people. This is very uncomfortable reading for those who prefer to cover up the symptoms of the threatening malaise of silence. But for those who want to see their Church held in the esteem it deserves, this book is a bright light that not only shines on the dark, silent corners but also offers a better way ahead.
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              ISBN 9781780275956
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              The Unremembered Places: Exploring Scotland's Wild Histories

              The Unremembered Places: Exploring Scotland's Wild Histories (Hardback)

              By Baker, Patrick

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              There are strange relics hidden across Scotland's landscape: forgotten places that are touchstones to incredible stories and past lives which still resonate today. Yet why are so many of these 'wild histories' unnoticed and overlooked? And what can they tell us about our own mode...rn identity? From the high mountain passes of an ancient droving route to a desolate moorland graveyard, from uninhabited post-industrial islands and Clearance villages to caves explored by early climbers and the mysterious strongholds of Christian missionaries, Patrick Baker makes a series of journeys on foot and by paddle. Along the way, he encounters Neolithic settlements, bizarre World War Two structures, evidence of illicit whisky production, sacred wells and Viking burial grounds. Combining a rich fusion of travelogue and historical narrative, he threads themes of geology, natural and social history, literature, and industry from the places he visits, discovering connections between people and place more powerful than can be imagined.
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              ISBN 9781780276373
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              Little Wonder: The Fabulous Story of Lottie Dod, the World's First Female Sports Superstar
               

              Little Wonder: The Fabulous Story of Lottie Dod, the World's First Female Sports Superstar (Hardback)

              By Abramsky, Sasha

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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 first-rate musician, performing ...numerous choral concerts in London in the 1920s and 1930s, including in a private performance before the King and Queen. In the late 19th century, Dod was almost certainly the second most famous woman in the British Isles, bested only by the fame of Queen Victoria. She was fawned over by the press, and loved by a huge fan base - which composed poems and songs in her honor, followed her from one tournament to the next, voraciously read every profile published on her and every report on her sporting triumphs. Yet, within a decade or two of her retirement from sports, Dod was largely a forgotten figure. She lived, unmarried and childless, until 1960, and for the last half of her life she was shrouded in obscurity. In this new book, Sasha Abramsky brings Lottie's remarkable achievements back into the public eye in a fascinating story of resilience and determination.
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              ISBN 9781909715912
              Released AU 1 Aug 2020
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              Jeremiah's Bell: A D.C.I. Daley Thriller
               

              Jeremiah's Bell: A D.C.I. Daley Thriller (Paperback)

              By Meyrick, Denzil

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                1 Sep 20

              Things are getting back to normal at Kinloch police office, but a cast of New Jersey gangsters, upmarket Edinburgh lawyers, wily locals and a shipwreck from long ago are about to complicate matters for Daley's team. When rich American hotelier Alice Wenger arrives in Kinloch ther...e are more than a few raised eyebrows. Her real name is Alison Doig, and as a teenager she disappeared over thirty years ago under mysterious circumstances. Many presumed her dead. The Doig family have a dark history, with rumours of wrecking, smuggling and stolen gold. This is not going to be a happy family reunion and they will have to fight to conceal their past.
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              ISBN 9781846975202
              Released AU 1 Sep 2020
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              The House with the Green Shutters

              The House with the Green Shutters (Paperback, Reissue)

              By Douglas Brown, George; Edited by McMillan, Dorothy

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              The brutish John Gourlay is a merchant in the village of Barbie, envied and resented by the villagers because of his success, which is symbolised in his prestigious house with green shutters. He dominates and bullies his family, in particular his gifted, sensitive but weak son. U...ltimately, his refusal to acknowledge the arrival of the railway and to adapt to the increasing industrialisation of Ayrshire precipitates murder, suicide and his family's tragic downfall.
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              ISBN 9781846975387
              Released AU 1 May 2020
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