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Celestial Bodies

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by Alharthi, Jokha
Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2019 Celestial Bodies is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who has emigrated to Canada. These three women and their families witness Oman evolve from a ...
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The Easternmost House

by Blaxland, Juliet
"The house on the edge of the cliff was demolished this week, which means we are now the house on the edge of the cliff." In June 2015, the house was 50 paces from the edge. Now, it is 25 paces away. 'The Easternmost House' is a memoir which describes a year of life on a crumbling cliff at the easternmost edge of England, all year round and in all weathers. Written at the kitchen table of the eponym...
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There's Always the Hills

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by McNeish, Cameron
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The Mountains are Calling: Running in the High Places of Scotland

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by Muir, Jonny
'The Mountains Are Calling' is the exhilarating story of the runners who go to high places. From its wild origins in the Highlands, hill running in Scotland remains as pure and traditional as sport gets. Jonny Muir explores the history and culture of the sport, and meets the legends of hill running who are revered for their extraordinary endurance.
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Cairngorm John: A Life in Mountain Rescue 10th Anniversary Edition

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by Allen, John
First published in 2009, 'Cairngorm John: A Life in Mountain Rescue' is universally recognised as a classic mountaineering book. Sandstone Press now presents a 10th anniversary edition which will include a substantial new section entitled 'Ten Years After', which will include chapters on changes to the helicopter service and the addition of drones, go-pros, apps, new means of transport to the mountain rescu...
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East of West, West of East

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by Brown, Hamish
This extraordinary book tells the story of a remarkable family caught in Japan at the outbreak of the Second World War in the Pacific. With letters, journal extracts and notes from Hamish Brown's parents, as well as his own recollections, it brings the era to life: not only life in the dying days of the British Empire, but also the terrible reality of the invasion of Singapore into which they escaped.
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Crocodile

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by Shand, Daniel
She's remembering curtains closed against whatever might harm them and all the knick- knacks: the porcelain fairy, the chain of rubber dolphins, CDs piled a metre high. This was what home meant.
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It's a Hill, Get Over It: Fell Running's History and Characters

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by Chilton, Steve
Published as a quality jacketed hardback in 2013, Steve Chilton's illuminating and entertaining history of one of athletics' most demanding sports, as well as the most demandingly amateur, took the world of running by storm and quickly broke out of its niche. Sandstone Press is delighted to now present the book in a paperback form. It will find ever more admirers to inspire.
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Hamish's Mountain Walk &Climbing The Corbetts

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by Hamish M Brown
"Hamish's Mountain Walk" describes the first complete traverse of the Munros (mountains in Scotland attaining a height of 3000 feet) in a single journey. The book is a classic of outdoor and mountaineering literature and describes not only the intricacies and challenges of the journey but also the history of the area and much else of interest.
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Cairgorm John

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by John Allen
For over thirty years John Allen was an active member of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and for most of them acted as Team Leader. In 'Cairngorm John' (his call sign when in contact with Search and Rescue helicopters he recalls the challenges of mountain rescue and the many changes he has seen and been a party to. His book is filled with exciting accounts of real life rescues, discussions of mountain re...
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Sweet Fruit, Sour Land

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by Ley, Rebecca
When a wealthy client visits Mathilde's dressmaking shop, she finds herself drawn into the only surviving circle of luxury left in a barren London. Attending parties offers a welcome escape from life governed by ration cards and a strictly enforced child policy. Here she meets enigmatic government minister, George, and piano-playing Jaminder, with whom an intense friendship blossoms. As their relationship g...
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Along the Divide: Walking the Wild Spine of Scotland

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by Townsend, Chris
Chris Townsend embarks on a 700-mile walk along the spine of Scotland, the line of high ground where fallen rain runs either west to the Atlantic or east to the North Sea.
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Running Hard: The Story of a Rivalry

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by Chilton, Steve
For one brilliant season in 1983 the sport of fell running was dominated by the two huge talents of John Wild and Kenny Stuart. Wild was an incomer to the sport from road running and track. Stuart was born to the fells, but an outcast because of his move from amateur to professional and back again. Together they destroyed the record book, only determining who was top by a few seconds in the last race of the...
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The Great Horizon: 50 Tales of Exploration

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by Woolf, Jo
Fifty stories of adventure and exploration over more than two hundred years of human history. The Great Horizon features those who set out to conquer new territories and claim world records alongside those who contributed to our understanding of the world all but accidentally. Published in association with the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, and with full access to their extensive records, the book inc...
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The Secret Life of the Mountain Hare

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by Howard, Andy
This beautifully crafted hardback takes readers through the four seasons and the life of the mountain hare. Featuring stunning photography by Andy Howard, a leading expert on the subject, field notes from his time on the hills tracking these majestic creatures and a charming narrative about the life of the mountain hare, this will be a comprehensive guide to the secret life of the Scottish mountain hare.
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China in Drag: Travels with a Cross-dresser

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by Bristow, Michael
Approaching the end of his eight year stint in Beijing, BBC journalist Michael Bristow decided he wanted to write about the country's modern history. To assist him he asked for the help of his language teacher, who was born just two years after the communist party came to power in 1949. The changing fortunes of his life have mirrored the ups and downs of his country, which has moved from communist poverty t...
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Bump, Bike & Baby: Mummy's Gone Adventure Racing

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by O'Sullivan, Moire
In Bump, Bike & Baby, Moire O'Sullivan charts her journey from happy, carefree mountain runner to reluctant, stay-at-home mother of two. With her sights set on winning Ireland's National Adventure Racing Series, she manages to maintain her post-natal sanity, and slowly learns to become a loving and occasionally functioning mum.
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The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland: A Companion Guide

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by Bain, Clifton
Scattered across the Scottish Highlands are the last surviving remnants of the Caledonian forest which have survived, naturally seeding and growing since the last ice age. Visiting these ancient woods provides an emotional connection to the past with visible traces of the people who lived and worked there over the centuries. There is also a chance to look forward, after one of the greatest conservation succ...
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Columba's Iona

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by Marshall, Rosalind K.
In May 2013 it will be exactly 1450 years since the arrival on Iona of Columba, the imperious and energetic Irishman of royal descent who founded its famous monastery and became Scotland's best known Celtic saint. To celebrate this important anniversary, Iona Cathedral Trust has commissioned a new book by the historian Rosalind K. Marshall. Using a wide variety of sources and taking into account the results...
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Daniel Defoe's Railway Journey: A Surreal Odyssey Through Modern Britain

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by Campbell, Stuart
Daniel Defoe's Railway Journeys describes the odyssey undertaken by two eccentric pensioners as they travel on every mile of railway track in the UK. Surreal and poignant by turns, Stuart Campbell describes the people they meet and the unwanted adventures that befall them. He is aided and abetted by the ghost of Daniel Defoe, writer, soldier, businessman and spy who completed his own journey in the 1720s..
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