The Crow RoadAbacus #ad - I sat in the crematorium, listening to my uncle Hamish quietly snoring in harmony to Bach's Mass in B Minor, and I reflected that it always seemed to be death that drew me back to Gallanach. Prentice mchoan has returned to the bosom of his complex but enduring Scottish family. Abacus. Full of questions about the mchoan past, sex, he is also deeply preoccupied: mainly with death, present and future, drink, God and illegal substances.
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How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in ItBroadway Books #ad - As historian and author arthur herman reveals, education, philosophy, commerce, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland made crucial contributions to science, literature, medicine, and politics—contributions that have formed and nurtured the modern West ever since. Herman has charted a fascinating journey across the centuries of Scottish history.
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Bad Blood: A MemoirPerennial #ad - Bestselling author lorna sage delivers the tragicomic memoirof her escape from a claustrophobic childhood in post-WWII Britain—and thestory of the weddings and relationships that defined three generations of herfamily—in Bad Blood, an internationalbestseller and the winner of the coveted Whitbread Biography Award.
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Family Romance: A Love StoryPenguin Books #ad - With the cache of letters and papers she left behind, he set out to reconstruct just who his parents had been. The author of the debt to pleasure digs into his family's extraordinary past in a memoir as enthralling as his finest fiction It was only when his mother died that John Lanchester realized how little he really knew about his parents.
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