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  1. Library Cat: The Observations of a Thinking Cat, Alex Howard

    Library Cat

    The Observations of a Thinking Cat – Edinburgh University Library's Resident Cat

    Alex Howard

    £9.99

    LIBRARY CAT is a funny, witty and irreverent look at the world, seen through the unusually observant eyes of Edinburgh University Library’s resident cat.
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  2. Hidden Aberdeenshire: The Land, Dr Fiona-Jane Brown

    Hidden Aberdeenshire

    The Land

    Dr Fiona-Jane Brown

    £9.99

    Following on from Hidden Aberdeenshire: The Coast, this new volumefrom Dr Fiona-Jane Brown moves inland to tell the stories of the countryside, from the fertile farmland of Buchan to the high peaks of the Cairngorm Mountains.
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  3. Dundee: But Not As You Know It, Susan McMullan

    Dundee

    But Not As We Know It

    Susan McMullan

    £9.99

    Dundee, But Not As We Know It takes the reader on a journey through the city like no other, revealing the forgotten and abandoned past that lies on our doorstep and under our feet, bringing to life Dundee's unique charm and unmistakeable character.
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  4. Aberdeen's Union Terrace Gardens, Diane Morgan

    Aberdeen's Union Terrace Gardens

    War and Peace in the Denburn Valley

    Diane Morgan

    £14.99

    The complete, dramatic story of Union Terrace Gardens has never before been told in one volume. Now, in her eleventh book on Aberdeen, Diane Morgan presents the complete history of these iconic gardens on the west side of the Denburn Valley.
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  5. Liverpool: Gangs, Vice and Packet Rats, Malcolm Archibald

    Liverpool: Gangs, Vice and Packet Rats

    19th Century Crime and Punishment

    Malcolm Archibald

    £9.99

    Liverpool in the nineteenth century was a place full of stories of assault, robbery and murder as well as poachers, footpads and highwaymen who preyed on the unwary. This is the story of crime and punishment in 19th century Liverpool's underworld.
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  6. Glasgow: The Real Mean City, Malcolm Archibald

    Glasgow: The Real Mean City

    True Crime and Punishment in the Second City of the Empire

    Malcolm Archibald

    £7.99

    The police had an often thankless task and The Real Mean City chronicles the century-long struggle of the forces of law and order to bring peace to a troubled city.
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  7. Fishermen, Randies and Fraudsters, Malcolm Archibald

    Fishermen, Randies and Fraudsters

    Crime in the 19th Century Aberdeen and the North East

    Malcolm Archibald

    £9.99

    Hugging the coast and crammed between two rivers, Aberdeen grew up isolated from Scotland's other urban centres. Yet Aberdeen experienced its share of crime in the 19th century. The city was plagued by a plethora of prostitutes, ravaged by riots and aggravated by assaults.
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  8. Scotland's Cruel Sea, Robert Jeffrey

    Scotland's Cruel Sea

    Heroism and Disaster off the Scottish Coast

    Robert Jeffrey

    £9.99

    Scotland has a coastline of immense beauty and danger, and its cruel sea has claimed many lives down the years. Disaster at sea is a poignant part of Scotland's history, and in this chilling and awe-inspiring book, bestselling author Robert Jeffrey tells the compelling stories of the victims of the ocean deeps.
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  9. I'll No Tell You Again, Tony Roper

    I'll No Tell You Again

    My Autobiography

    Tony Roper

    £14.99

    Tony Roper is one of Scotland's most recognisable faces. In I'll No Tell You Again, Roper tells his hilarious and inspiring story.
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  10. Slim Jim, Tom Miller

    Slim Jim

    Simply the Best

    Tom Miller

    £9.99

    Jim Baxter was one of Scotland's greatest-ever football players, a left-footed wonder who became a Rangers icon and a leading member of the celebrated Scotland side of the 1960s. In this insightful biography, Tom Miller takes an in-depth look at the legend known as Slim Jim.
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  11. The Herald Diary 2014, Ken Smith

    The Herald Diary

    Another Stoater

    Ken Smith

    £9.99

    It's a memorable year in Scotland. The country will vote on independence, Glasgow will welcome the world to the Commonwealth Games, and the world's best golfers battle it out in the Ryder Cup on Scottish soil. Meanwhile, Scots do what they always do - eat and drink too much, complain about the weather and, fortunately, have a laugh about it. Their tales of the funniest events will be sent to The Herald newspaper's iconic Diary column, and the best of them are gathered here.
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  12. Hidden St Andrews, Susan McMullan

    Hidden St Andrews

    Susan McMullan

    £9.99

    Known worldwide as the home of golf, St Andrews boasts iconic beaches, a picturesque castle and cathedral, and one of the last remaining city gates in Scotland. But as well as this fascinating yet familiar heritage, there are lots more hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered.
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  13. Big Jock, David Leggat

    Big Jock

    The Real Jock Wallace

    David Leggat

    £9.99

    Jock Wallace wasn't just one of Scotland's outstanding football managers - he was a legend. A larger-than-life character, a giant of a man and a real-life hero, Wallace lived an extraordinary life. In this fascinating biography, David Leggat, one of the few journalists who was close to Big Jock, tells his incredible story.
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  14. Hidden Aberdeenshire, Dr Fiona-Jane Brown

    Hidden Aberdeenshire

    The Coast

    Dr Fiona-Jane Brown

    £9.99

    Hidden Aberdeenshire: The Coast, exploring the rich history and the most fascinating, quirky stories from the windswept lands beside the North Sea.
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  15. Glasgow: The Real Mean City, Malcolm Archibald

    Glasgow: The Real Mean City

    Malcolm Archibald

    £9.99

    There cannot be many cities where crime could mean anything from stealing a ship to singing a seditious song, but nineteenth-century Glasgow was a unique place with an amazing dynamism. The Real Mean City chronicles the century-long struggle of the forces of law and order to bring peace to a troubled city.
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