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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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              The Blood is Still: A Rebecca Connolly Thriller
               

              The Blood is Still: A Rebecca Connolly Thriller (Paperback)

              By Skelton, Douglas

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              • Pub Date
                1 Apr 20

              When the body of a man in eighteenth-century Highland dress is discovered on the site of the Battle of Culloden, journalist Rebecca Connolly takes up the story for the Chronicle. Meanwhile, a film being made about the '45 Rebellion has enraged the ultra-Nationalist right-wing gro...up Spirit of the Gael. They see themselves as modern-day Jacobites and have been linked to death threats and fake anthrax deliveries to Downing Street and Hollywood - and they are intent on disrupting filming. When a second body - this time in the Redcoat uniform of the government army - is found at Fort George, Rebecca finds herself drawn ever deeper into the mystery. Are the murders connected to the nationalist group, a local gang war or something else entirely?
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              ISBN 9781846975301
              Released AU 1 Apr 2020
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              The Only Gaijin in the Village
               

              The Only Gaijin in the Village (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Maloney, Iain

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                1 Mar 20

              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 village. Even after more than a... decade living in Japan and learning the language, life in the countryside was a culture shock. Due to increasing numbers of young people moving to the cities in search of work, there are fewer rural residents under the retirement age - and they have two things in abundance: time and curiosity. Iain's attempts at amateur farming, basic gardening and DIY are conducted under the watchful eye of his neighbours and wife. But curtain twitching is the least of his problems. The threat of potential missile strikes and earthquakes is nothing compared to the venomous snakes, terrifying centipedes and bees the size of small birds that stalk Iain's garden. Told with self-deprecating humour, this memoir gives a fascinating insight into a side of Japan rarely seen and affirms the positive benefits of immigration for the individual and the community. It's not always easy being the only gaijin in the village.
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              ISBN 9781846975141
              Released AU 1 Mar 2020
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              The Secret of the Dark Waterfall: A School Ship Tobermory Adventure (Book 4)
               

              The Secret of the Dark Waterfall: A School Ship Tobermory Adventure (Book 4) (Paperback)

              By McCall Smith, Alexander; Illustrated by McIntosh, Iain

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              The School Ship Tobermory and its intrepid young crew are back in Hebridean waters. When a violent storm blows them off course to a remote island, they discover a fisherman's journal written a hundred years ago which tells of a mysterious shipwreck crammed with treasure. But with...out a precise location, where do they start looking? An extraordinary chance encounter gives them a valuable clue. Before long, Ben, Fee and their friends realize they are not the only ones searching for the lost wreck and must face a ruthless and determined adversary who will stop at nothing to seize the prize.
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              ISBN 9781780276120
              Released AU 1 Sep 2019
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              Interest Age 13+ years
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              A Drop in the Ocean: Lawrence MacEwen and the Isle of Muck
               

              A Drop in the Ocean: Lawrence MacEwen and the Isle of Muck (Paperback)

              By Pullar, Polly

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              Polly Pullar tells the fascinating tale of one of the Hebrides unique thriving small communities through the colourful anecdotes of Lawrence MacEwen, whose family have owned the island since 1896. A wonderfully benevolent, and eccentric character, his passion and love for the isl...and and its continuing success, has always been of the utmost importance. He has kept diaries all his life and delves deep into them, unveiling a uniquely human story, punctuated with liberal amounts of humour, as well as heart-rending tragedy, always dominated by the vagaries of the sea. Here are tales of coal puffers and livestock transportation on steamers and small boats, extraordinary chance meetings and adventures that eventually led him to finding his wife Jenny, on the island of Soay. It's a book about the small hard-grafting community of 30 souls on this fertile island of just 1500 acres.
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              ISBN 9781912476527
              Released AU 10 Oct 2019
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              Oyster

              Oyster (Paperback)

              By Pedersen, Michael; Illustrated by Hutchison, Scott

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              New poetry collection from Michael Pedersen

              ISBN 9781846973970
              Released AU 1 Dec 2017
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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

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              • Pub Date
                1 Apr 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
              Released AU 1 Apr 2020
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              Behind the Dragon: Playing Rugby for Wales
               

              Behind the Dragon: Playing Rugby for Wales (Hardback)

              By Harries, Ross

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              This is a complete history of the Welsh rugby union team - told by the players themselves.

              ISBN 9781909715585
              Released AU 9 Jun 2019
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              Series Behind the Jersey Series
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              A Calendar of Love
               

              A Calendar of Love (Paperback, New title)

              By Brown, George Mackay

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              A collection of short stories, featuring several characters - the fishermen, the crofters, the farmers and the wild tinkers - all struggling to live their lives and find their identities in a harsh habitat and a cruel age.

              ISBN 9781904598732
              Released AU 1 Jul 2006
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