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The Pure Land by Alan Spence

The Pure Land

By Alan Spence

18-year-old Thomas Glover leaves Aberdeen to work for Jardine Matheson in Nagasaki. This is part historical fiction, part adventure story, part love story and takes us from when Japan was a feudal state right up to its becoming a modern trading nation. It is always moving, especially the depiction of the love affair which inspired Madame Butterfly.

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Isolation Shepherd by Iain R. Thomson

Isolation Shepherd

By Iain R. Thomson

August 1956, a young shepherd and his family sit huddled in a small boat on Loch Monar in Ross-shire. A storm rages around them. On route to their new home, this story details the four years they spend in a tiny remote cottage at the end of the loch. Moving and vivid, Iain Thomson’s book captures the landscape and incidents that shape the family’s life before the flooding of the valley for a hydro-electric scheme forced him to abandon both the land and his way of life.

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Churchill's Sacrifice of the Highland Division by Saul David

Churchill's Sacrifice of the Highland Division

By Saul David

The story of the 51st (Highland) Division and the part played by its gallant men is told in this moving history. Personal diaries, eye-witness accounts and official documents and reports make this book a must for anyone interested in Scottish military history.

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My Wounded Heart: the life of Lilli Jahn, 1900-1944 by Martin Doerry

My Wounded Heart: the life of Lilli Jahn, 1900-1944

By Martin Doerry

A weepy for those who were moved by The Diary of Anne Frank, this heart-rending biography of a Jewish mother and her children in Hitler's Germany will touch everyone who dares to read it. Painful and poignant.

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Another Time, Another Place by Jessie Kesson

Another Time, Another Place

By Jessie Kesson

In the summer of 1944 three Italian POWs are billeted in a remote village in the north east of Scotland. Elspeth, a young farmworker's wife, is given the task of looking after them – an experience which leads her to dream about a different kind of life. A lyrical read which captures both the harsh realities of farm life and the warmth and vitality brought to this bleak place by the Italian prisoners.

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