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Through Grown-up Eyes: Living with Childhood Fame

by Robert Henrey

Bobby Henrey was eight when he was improbably chosen by film director Carol Reed and producer Sir Alexander Korda to star alongside Sir Ralph Richardson in The Fallen Idol based on a Graham Greene story. Released...


A Croft in the Hills

by Katharine Stewart

A real classic among Highland books, "A Croft in the Hills" captures, in simple, moving descriptions, what it was really like trying to make a living out of a hill croft fifty years ago. A couple and their young...


A Garden in the Hills

by Katharine Stewart

From the author of the Highland classic A Croft in the Hills, this illustrated book celebrates one of mankind's oldest pleasures. Month by month we are taken through a year in the life of Katharine Stewart's...


Life Cycle: A Bike Ride Round Scotland (and Back to Childhood)

by Gary Sutherland

A casual conversation between Gary Sutherland and his brother Stewart about going on a bike ride leads to an extraordinary trip in which they travel the length and breadth of Scotland. In order to recapture...


Chic Murray's Funnyosities

by Robbie Grigor

My boss is so narrow minded that when he has an idea, it comes out folded.' 'I used to write her love letters in the sand. But it was an incredible hassle trying to get sand into the pillar box.' 'Do you know...


In the Front Line: A Doctor in War and Peace

by Alec Glen

This memoir by a Scottish doctor who was born and went on to work in Govan was found among family papers long after his death in 1972. Less an account of the author's inner life, it is a graphic narrative, by...


Edie's Tale: Growing Up in Darlaston. Edith Rushton

by Edith Rushton

A personal memoir of an ordinary working-class woman who grew up in the back streets of Darlaston between the wars. Illustrated with family photos and 25 images of between-the-wars Darlaston, this book captures...


Derbyshire's Own

by Nicola Rippon

Did you know that Derbyshire can boast at least three Nobel Laureates and numerous Olympians? That Catherine Booth, co-founder of the Salvation Army, was born in Ashbourne? This book features more than 100 of...


Country Boy: Growing Up in Norfolk 1940-60

by Colin Miller

Colin Miller chronicles developments of the 1940s and 50s through the eyes of a Norfolk schoolboy and teenager.


The Will To Survive: Three and a Half Years as a Prisoner of the Japanese

by Arthur Godman

Taken prisoner after the fall of Singapore in 1942, Arthur Godman spent the next three and a half years on the Burma-Siam railway, living in camps along the River Kwai. Like other PoWs, he experienced disease...


Letters to a Young Doctor

by Richard Selzer

Highly candid, insightful, and unexpectedly humorous essays on both the brutality and the beauty of the profession in which saving and losing lives is all in a day’s work. A timeless collection by the “best...


Labor of Love: The Story of One Man's Extraordinary Pregnancy

by Thomas Beatie

Thomas Beatie electrified the world in April 2008 with his announcement that he was seven months pregnant and due to give birth in July. The news made headlines across the globe, but it’s only one chapter...


Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait

by Kendra Bean

In-depth research and new interviews are paired with rare and never-before-published photographs by Leigh’s “official” photographer Angus McBean.


Once a Grand Duchess: Xenia, Sister of Nicholas II

by John Van der Kiste

This biography of Xenia, sister of Nicholas II gives a new angle on the Romanov story and provides new information on relationships within the family after the Revolution. Important new letters and photographs...


Kaiser Wilhelm II: Germany's Last Emperor

by John Van der Kiste

Drawing on a wide range of contemporary sources, this biography examines the complex personality of Germany's last emperor. Born in 1859, the eldest grandchild of Queen Victoria, Prince Wilhelm was torn between...


Dearest Vicky, Darling Fritz: The Tragic Love Story of Queen Victoria's Eldest Daughter and the German Emperor

by John Van der Kiste

This work tells the love story of the royal couple against the changing background of 19th-century Germany. It looks at the differing political sympathies of the couple, revealed through letters, and re-examines...


Fortress Britain: All the Invasions and Incursions Since 1066

by Ian Hernon

As Stuart Laycock's book All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: and the Few We Never Got Round To shows, the British have not been backward in coming forward when it comes to aggressive visits abroad. But it...


Henry VIII: The Life and Rule of England's Nero

by John Matusiak

Henry VIII is by no means yet another account of the 'old monster' and his dealings. The 'monster' displayed here is, at the very least, a newer type, more beset by anxieties and insecurities, and more tightly...


In Sights: The Story of a Welsh Guardsman

by Tim Rees

The journey from boyhood to manhood has rarely included such diverse experience. From military training in the Guards Depot to Trooping the Colour, from academic failure to intelligence work in Northern Ireland....


Penicillin Man: Alexander Fleming and the Antibiotic Revolution

by Kevin Brown

A history of penicillin and the man who invented it, Alexander Fleming.