Spydus Search Results - History https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=(SU%3A%20History)%20%2B%20(PD%3A%20%22%20%3E%20TODAY(-200)%22)&QRYTEXT=History&SETLVL=SET&CF=BIB&SORTS=DTE.DATE1.DESC&NRECS=20&ISGLB=0 Spydus Search Results en © 2022 Civica Pty Limited. All rights reserved. Mill on the Don : the story of the Donside Paper Company / John Fedo. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=73315&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 <span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Fedo, John<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : James & James, 1993.<br />80 p : ill., maps, ports. ; 29 cm.<br /><br />Banchory Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Local Studies - AaR8.1 - Local History - Onloan - Due: 28 May 2024 - 514210<br />Cruden Bay Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Local Studies - AaR8.1 - Local History - Available - 2081888<br />Fraserburgh Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Local Studies - AaR8.1 - Local History - Available - 514211<br />HQ-Local Studies - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Local Studies - AaR8.1 - Local History - Available - 514217<br />HQ-Non Reservable Local Studies - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Local Studies - AaR8.1 - Local History - Available - 514214<br /> The headscarf revolutionaries : Lillian Bilocca and the Hull triple-trawler disaster / Brian W. Lavery. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=1638353&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 The harsh seas of 1968. Three trawlers from Hulls fleet sink in just 3 weeks. 58 Dead. 1 Survivor. Enough is enough. Lilian Bilocca put down her filleting knife, picked up some sheets of paper and stormed into action. She started with a petition and this journey takes her Headscarf Revolutionaries right to the doors of Parliament. Shipping Laws were changed for the better, and thousands of fishermen were made safer. Lilian became a TV star and an international celebrity. It's hard to live down fame like that in the back streets of Hull. It's harder still for the lone survivor who battled the storms as the trawlers sank. 'The Headscarf Revolutionaries' thrills with the dangers of the high seas; inspires with the passion of women who changed their world, and reveals the vivid life inside one of history's most vital communities. The harsh seas of 1968. Three trawlers from Hulls fleet sink in just 3 weeks. 58 Dead. 1 Survivor. Enough is enough. Lilian Bilocca put down her filleting knife, picked up some sheets of paper and stormed into action. She started with a petition and this journey takes her Headscarf Revolutionaries right to the doors of Parliament. Shipping Laws were changed for the better, and thousands of fishermen were made safer. Lilian became a TV star and an international celebrity. It's hard to live down fame like that in the back streets of Hull. It's harder still for the lone survivor who battled the storms as the trawlers sank. 'The Headscarf Revolutionaries' thrills with the dangers of the high seas; inspires with the passion of women who changed their world, and reveals the vivid life inside one of history's most vital communities.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Lavery, Brian W., 1959-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Barbican Press, 2024.<br />1 volume<br /><br />Fraserburgh Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Non-Fiction - 942.837 - Available - 4016011<br />Whitehills Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Non-Fiction - 942.837 - Available - 4013416<br /> Man of bones / Ben Creed. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3304968&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Winter, 1953. Along with Sergeant Lidia Gerashvili, and Major Nikitin, the interrogator who once cut off Rossel's fingers, Rossel sets off on the trail of a murderer whose crimes surpass those of even the deranged tsar Ivan the Terrible. A trail leading to a dark, hidden episode in Bolshevik history filled with unspeakable horrors. Winter, 1953. Along with Sergeant Lidia Gerashvili, and Major Nikitin, the interrogator who once cut off Rossel's fingers, Rossel sets off on the trail of a murderer whose crimes surpass those of even the deranged tsar Ivan the Terrible. A trail leading to a dark, hidden episode in Bolshevik history filled with unspeakable horrors.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Creed, Ben<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Mountain Leopard Press, 2024.<br />434 pages : maps (black and white) ; 24 cm<br />Revol Rossel thriller<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Central Procurement - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Physical Processing (Set: 15 May 2024) - 4067799<br />Central Procurement - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Mystery - MYS - Physical Processing (Set: 15 May 2024) - 4067800<br /> The showman : the inside story of the invasion that shook the world and made a leader of Volodymyr Zelensky / Simon Shuster. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3383211&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Based on four years of reporting; extensive travels with President Zelensky to the front; and dozens of interviews with him, his wife, his friends and enemies, his advisers, ministers and military commanders, 'The Showman' tells an intimate and eye-opening story of the President's evolution from a slapstick actor to a symbol of resilience, revealing how he managed to rally the world's democracies behind his cause. Clear-eyed about the President's early failures as a peacemaker and his willingness to silence political dissent, the book offers a complex picture of a man struggling to break what he sees as a historical cycle of oppression that began generations before he was born. Based on four years of reporting; extensive travels with President Zelensky to the front; and dozens of interviews with him, his wife, his friends and enemies, his advisers, ministers and military commanders, 'The Showman' tells an intimate and eye-opening story of the President's evolution from a slapstick actor to a symbol of resilience, revealing how he managed to rally the world's democracies behind his cause. Clear-eyed about the President's early failures as a peacemaker and his willingness to silence political dissent, the book offers a complex picture of a man struggling to break what he sees as a historical cycle of oppression that began generations before he was born.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Shuster, Simon<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : William Collins, 2024.<br />xx, 363 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm<br /><br />HQ-New Stock - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Biography - B ZEL - Available - 4064008<br /> The secrets of Blythswood Square / Sara Sheridan. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3417561&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Glasgow, 1846, the second city of the British Empire is expanding rapidly and Ellory McHale, a working class woman receives an unexpected bequest which allows her to leave her job as junior assistant to a famous male photographer in Edinburgh to set up Glasgow's first professional photography studio, in a glass-roofed top floor within sight of the Clyde. There, Ellory crosses paths with wealthy heiress Annis Buchanan, and the two strike up a friendship based on a mutual understanding of what it means to be a woman trying to carve out her own path in a man's world. While Annis must fend off the advances of her cousin Forbes, who is determined to inherit the Buchanan fortune by hook or by crook, Ellory ventures into the dark underbelly of the city, using Glasgow's most famous performers as models in early erotic photography. Glasgow, 1846, the second city of the British Empire is expanding rapidly and Ellory McHale, a working class woman receives an unexpected bequest which allows her to leave her job as junior assistant to a famous male photographer in Edinburgh to set up Glasgow's first professional photography studio, in a glass-roofed top floor within sight of the Clyde. There, Ellory crosses paths with wealthy heiress Annis Buchanan, and the two strike up a friendship based on a mutual understanding of what it means to be a woman trying to carve out her own path in a man's world. While Annis must fend off the advances of her cousin Forbes, who is determined to inherit the Buchanan fortune by hook or by crook, Ellory ventures into the dark underbelly of the city, using Glasgow's most famous performers as models in early erotic photography.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Sheridan, Sara<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2024.<br />389 pages ; 25 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">8 reserves</span><br /><br />Banchory Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT - In-transit from Banchory Library to Alford Library (Set: 18 May 2024) - 4064527<br />Cruden Bay Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT - In-transit from Cruden Bay Library to Ellon Library (Set: 17 May 2024) - 4064528<br /> Your passport to South Africa / by Dr. Artika R. Tyner. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3483147&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 What is it like to live in or visit South Africa? What makes South Africa's culture unique? Grab your World Passport guide to South Africa and learn about the customs, traditions, food, celebrations and landmarks that distinguish this amazing country from others. What is it like to live in or visit South Africa? What makes South Africa's culture unique? Grab your World Passport guide to South Africa and learn about the customs, traditions, food, celebrations and landmarks that distinguish this amazing country from others.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Tyner, Artika R.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Oxford : Raintree, [2024]<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />32 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour) ; 24 cm.<br />World passport<br /><br />Banchory Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Non-Fiction - J968 - Available - 4061312<br />HQ-New Stock - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Non-Fiction - J968 - Available - 4061310<br />Macduff Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Non-Fiction - J968 - Available - 4061309<br />Peterhead Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Non-Fiction - J968 - Available - 4061311<br /> Mirror of our sorrows / Pierre Lemaitre ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3484437&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 April, 1940. Louise Belmont runs, naked, down the boulevard du Montparnasse. To understand the tragic scene she has just experienced, she will have to plunge into the madness of the 'Phoney War', when the whole of France, seized by the panic of a new World War, descends into chaos. Alongside bistro-owner Monsieur Jules, new recruit Gabriel and small-time crook Raoul, Louise navigates this period of enormous upheaval and extraordinary twists of fate, for as the Nazi's advance, the threat of German occupation will uncover long-buried secrets and make strange bedfellows. With his characteristic wit and verve, Pierre Lemaitre chronicles the greatness and decline of a people crushed by circumstance. In 'Mirror of Our Sorrows', the final novel in the Paris between-the-wars trilogy, is an incandescent tale that is both burlesque and tragic. April, 1940. Louise Belmont runs, naked, down the boulevard du Montparnasse. To understand the tragic scene she has just experienced, she will have to plunge into the madness of the 'Phoney War', when the whole of France, seized by the panic of a new World War, descends into chaos. Alongside bistro-owner Monsieur Jules, new recruit Gabriel and small-time crook Raoul, Louise navigates this period of enormous upheaval and extraordinary twists of fate, for as the Nazi's advance, the threat of German occupation will uncover long-buried secrets and make strange bedfellows. With his characteristic wit and verve, Pierre Lemaitre chronicles the greatness and decline of a people crushed by circumstance. In 'Mirror of Our Sorrows', the final novel in the Paris between-the-wars trilogy, is an incandescent tale that is both burlesque and tragic.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Lemaître, Pierre, 1951-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : MacLehose Press, 2024.<br />491 pages ; 20 cm<br /><br />HQ-New Stock - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT Pbk - Available - 4063901<br /> Charles III : new King, new court : the inside story / Robert Hardman. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3583943&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 A celebration of King Charles's first year, exploring the achievements and challenges of the modern monarchy, from royal expert and bestselling author Robert Hardman. A celebration of King Charles's first year, exploring the achievements and challenges of the modern monarchy, from royal expert and bestselling author Robert Hardman.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Hardman, Robert<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Macmillan, 2024.<br />453 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">3 reserves</span><br /><br />Ballater Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Biography - B CHA - On reserve shelf at Ballater Library - 4063914<br />Inverbervie Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Biography - B CHA - In-transit from Inverbervie Library to Fraserburgh Library (Set: 17 May 2024) - 4064085<br />Mearns Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Biography - B CHA - Onloan - Due: 03 Jun 2024 - 4064086<br />Portlethen Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Biography - B CHA - Onloan - Due: 27 May 2024 - 4064087<br /> Crypt : life, death and disease in the Middle Ages and beyond / Professor Alice Roberts. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3584342&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 In her previous two books, Professor Alice Roberts has powerfully and evocatively revived people of the past through examining their burial rites, bringing a fresh perspective on how they lived. In 'Crypt', she tells the story of Britain from 1066 to the present day - by exploring changing methods of honouring the dead. Beautifully written, vividly drawn, and expertly researched, this is a brilliant and unexpected portrait of modern Britain. In her previous two books, Professor Alice Roberts has powerfully and evocatively revived people of the past through examining their burial rites, bringing a fresh perspective on how they lived. In 'Crypt', she tells the story of Britain from 1066 to the present day - by exploring changing methods of honouring the dead. Beautifully written, vividly drawn, and expertly researched, this is a brilliant and unexpected portrait of modern Britain.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Roberts, Alice<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Simon & Schuster, 2024.<br />342 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">6 reserves</span><br /><br />Inverbervie Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Non-Fiction - 393.094 - On reserve shelf at Inverbervie Library - 4065111<br /> The serpent's eclipse / Saviour Pirotta ; illustrated by Jo Lindley. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3588958&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 After foiling the plot against Prince Khaem, Renni hopes life will return to normal. Except, when Balaal's father sends a message calling her home, Renni must face the reality that the lives of him and his friends are no longer entwined. As the group splits onto their separate paths, darker forces move in the shadows, intent on claiming the world as their own. Will Renni, Mahu and Balaal discover who are their friends and who are foes, or will the world be plunged into eternal night? After foiling the plot against Prince Khaem, Renni hopes life will return to normal. Except, when Balaal's father sends a message calling her home, Renni must face the reality that the lives of him and his friends are no longer entwined. As the group splits onto their separate paths, darker forces move in the shadows, intent on claiming the world as their own. Will Renni, Mahu and Balaal discover who are their friends and who are foes, or will the world be plunged into eternal night?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Pirotta, Saviour<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Horsham, West Sussex : Maverick Arts Publishing Ltd, [2024]<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />196 pages : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 20 cm.<br />Nile adventures<br /><br />Alford Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Fiction - JF - Available - 4064655<br />Ballater Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Fiction - JF - Available - 4064654<br />Ellon Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Fiction - JF - Available - 4064653<br />HQ-New Stock - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Fiction - JF - Available - 4064656<br /> The tragic trip of the Donner Party / by John Micklos, Jr. ; illustrated by Danny. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3601524&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 In the spring of 1846, the Donner and Reed families joined a wagon train bound for California in the hope of finding a better life. But when the party took an untested shortcut, it set them down a tragic path. As they crossed the Sierra Nevada, heavy snow fell in the mountain pass. They were trapped. Supplies were already low, and now they faced a winter of starvation. This 'Deadly Expeditions' tale transports readers back in time to follow the Donner Party's disastrous trek west and their struggle to survive. In the spring of 1846, the Donner and Reed families joined a wagon train bound for California in the hope of finding a better life. But when the party took an untested shortcut, it set them down a tragic path. As they crossed the Sierra Nevada, heavy snow fell in the mountain pass. They were trapped. Supplies were already low, and now they faced a winter of starvation. This 'Deadly Expeditions' tale transports readers back in time to follow the Donner Party's disastrous trek west and their struggle to survive.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Micklos, John, Jr<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Oxford : Raintree, [2024]<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>©2024<br />32 pages : illustrations (colour), maps (colour) ; 24 cm.<br />Deadly expeditions<br />Graphic library<br /><br />Boddam Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Non-Fiction - J979.44 - Available - 4063046<br />HQ-New Stock - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Non-Fiction - J979.44 - Available - 4063053<br />Inverurie Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Non-Fiction - J979.44 - Available - 4063048<br />Peterhead Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Non-Fiction - J979.44 - Available - 4063047<br /> The list of suspicious things / Jennie Godfrey. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3603256&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Sometimes the strongest connections are found in the most unlikely of places. 'The List of Suspicious Things' is a tender and moving coming of age story about family, friendship and community. Sometimes the strongest connections are found in the most unlikely of places. 'The List of Suspicious Things' is a tender and moving coming of age story about family, friendship and community.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Godfrey, Jennie<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hutchinson Heinemann, 2024.<br />455 pages ; 23 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">13 reserves</span><br /><br />Banchory Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT - Onloan - Due: 03 Jun 2024 - 4064826<br />Library-Headquarters - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT - On order<br />Library-Headquarters - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT - On order<br />Library-Headquarters - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT - On order<br />Library-Headquarters - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT - On order<br />Library-Headquarters - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT - On order<br />Library-Headquarters - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT - On order<br />Library-Headquarters - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT - On order<br /> Dream a little dream / Rosie Archer. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3637617&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Trixie and her fellow lumberjills are back in Scotland, newly stationed at the MacKay estate. When they arrive, they are shocked to find the place dilapidated and neglected and the taciturn and secretive Noah MacKay not at all happy to be meeting them. It quickly becomes apparent that MacKay was expecting men from the forestry commission to take charge, rather than four young women. Trixie, Jo, Hen and Vi decide he needs to be proven wrong - after all, don't they have stamina, skill and strength? But as the girls work to prove their worth, secrets from their own pasts threaten to follow them to Sutherland. Trixie and her fellow lumberjills are back in Scotland, newly stationed at the MacKay estate. When they arrive, they are shocked to find the place dilapidated and neglected and the taciturn and secretive Noah MacKay not at all happy to be meeting them. It quickly becomes apparent that MacKay was expecting men from the forestry commission to take charge, rather than four young women. Trixie, Jo, Hen and Vi decide he needs to be proven wrong - after all, don't they have stamina, skill and strength? But as the girls work to prove their worth, secrets from their own pasts threaten to follow them to Sutherland.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Archer, Rosie<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Quercus, 2024.<br />377 pages ; 20 cm.<br />Timber girls series<br /><br />Fraserburgh Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT Pbk - Available - 4063446<br />Fraserburgh Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT Pbk - Onloan - Due: 28 May 2024 - 4063447<br />HQ-Circulation - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT Pbk - In-transit from Fraserburgh Library to HQ-Circulation (Set: 14 May 2024) - 4063448<br />Mearns Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT Pbk - Onloan - Due: 22 May 2024 - 4063449<br /> Atalanta / Jennifer Saint. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3638205&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 When a daughter is born to the King of Arcadia, she brings only disappointment. Left exposed on a mountainside, the defenceless infant Atalanta is left to the mercy of a passing mother bear and raised alongside the cubs under the protective eye of the goddess Artemis. Swearing that she will prove her worth alongside the famed heroes of Greece, Atalanta leaves her forest to join Jason's band of Argonauts. But can she carve out her own place in the legends in a world made for men? When a daughter is born to the King of Arcadia, she brings only disappointment. Left exposed on a mountainside, the defenceless infant Atalanta is left to the mercy of a passing mother bear and raised alongside the cubs under the protective eye of the goddess Artemis. Swearing that she will prove her worth alongside the famed heroes of Greece, Atalanta leaves her forest to join Jason's band of Argonauts. But can she carve out her own place in the legends in a world made for men?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Saint, Jennifer<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Wildfire, 2024.<br />356 pages ; 20 cm<br /><br />Inverbervie Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT Pbk - Available - 4063391<br />Oldmeldrum Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT Pbk - Available - 4063392<br /> Love from Venice : a golden summer on the Grand Canal / Gill Johnson. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3638600&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 In the summer of 1957, anxious to impress an admirer who had moved to Paris, while rebelling against her family, Gill Johnson, aged twenty-five, gave up her comfortable job at the National Gallery in London and travelled to Venice to take up a job teaching English to an aristocratic Italian family. 'Love from Venice' is her vivid evocation of that summer, the last hurrah of the European Grand Tour, when the international jet set lit upon the city for their fun. In the summer of 1957, anxious to impress an admirer who had moved to Paris, while rebelling against her family, Gill Johnson, aged twenty-five, gave up her comfortable job at the National Gallery in London and travelled to Venice to take up a job teaching English to an aristocratic Italian family. 'Love from Venice' is her vivid evocation of that summer, the last hurrah of the European Grand Tour, when the international jet set lit upon the city for their fun.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Johnson, Gill<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2024.<br />x, 357 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Library-Headquarters - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Biography - B JOH - Physical Processing (Set: 15 May 2024) - 4067571<br /> Loot / Tania James. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3638628&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Meet Abbas. Woodcarver, toy maker, dreamer. Abbas is seventeen when he is whisked away to Tipu Sultan's glorious palace in Mysore. Apprenticed to the legendary clockmaker Monsieur Du Leze, he is ordered to create an ingenious musical tiger to delight Tipu's sons. In the eccentric Du Leze, Abbas finds an unexpected friend who encourages his skill and hunger for learning, and through whom he also meets the unforgettable Jehanne, who has questions and ambitions of her own. But when British soldiers attack and loot Mysore, Abbas's world is turned upside down and his prized tiger is shipped off to a country estate in England. In order to carve out his place in the world, he must follow. Meet Abbas. Woodcarver, toy maker, dreamer. Abbas is seventeen when he is whisked away to Tipu Sultan's glorious palace in Mysore. Apprenticed to the legendary clockmaker Monsieur Du Leze, he is ordered to create an ingenious musical tiger to delight Tipu's sons. In the eccentric Du Leze, Abbas finds an unexpected friend who encourages his skill and hunger for learning, and through whom he also meets the unforgettable Jehanne, who has questions and ambitions of her own. But when British soldiers attack and loot Mysore, Abbas's world is turned upside down and his prized tiger is shipped off to a country estate in England. In order to carve out his place in the world, he must follow.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>James, Tania<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>UK : Harvill Secker, 2024.<br />289 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Banchory Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT - Available - 4064697<br /> Roman soldiers / written by Tegen Evans ; illustrated by Tom Froese. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3638638&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 What was a Roman legion? How exactly did soldiers train for battle? And why did they have to 'march like a tortoise'? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in this complete guide to life in the Roman army. Filled with fascinating facts and grisly detail, you'll uncover what life was like in the army camp, how soldiers planned a siege and even why they catapulted creepy-crawlies at the enemy. What was a Roman legion? How exactly did soldiers train for battle? And why did they have to 'march like a tortoise'? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in this complete guide to life in the Roman army. Filled with fascinating facts and grisly detail, you'll uncover what life was like in the army camp, how soldiers planned a siege and even why they catapulted creepy-crawlies at the enemy.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Hawk, Goldie<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Nosy Crow, 2024.<br />25 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 29 cm<br /><br />Ellon Academy - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Non-Fiction - J355.009 - In-transit from HQ-Young People Services to Ellon Academy (Set: 10 Apr 2024) - 4063379<br />Insch Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Junior Non-Fiction - J355.009 - Onloan - Due: 07 May 2024 - 4063378<br /> Daughters of Warsaw / Maria Frances. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3638942&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 1942, Warsaw. Young Sofia finds herself leading a double life when she is enlisted to help the fearless Irena Sendler save hundreds of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. Every night, Sofia risks her life to shepherd the children to safety. But when the worst happens, she is forced to make her riskiest journey yet to keep Irena's mission alive. Now, Seattle. After yet another miscarriage, heartbroken Lizzie returns to the comfort of her childhood home, where she stumbles upon a hidden photograph of her great-grandmother among a mysterious group of people. On a quest to discover more, Lizzie uncovers a buried past darker and more dangerous than she could ever have imagined. A sweeping and heartbreaking story of two remarkable women, generations apart, each finding courage when all hope is gone. 1942, Warsaw. Young Sofia finds herself leading a double life when she is enlisted to help the fearless Irena Sendler save hundreds of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. Every night, Sofia risks her life to shepherd the children to safety. But when the worst happens, she is forced to make her riskiest journey yet to keep Irena's mission alive. Now, Seattle. After yet another miscarriage, heartbroken Lizzie returns to the comfort of her childhood home, where she stumbles upon a hidden photograph of her great-grandmother among a mysterious group of people. On a quest to discover more, Lizzie uncovers a buried past darker and more dangerous than she could ever have imagined. A sweeping and heartbreaking story of two remarkable women, generations apart, each finding courage when all hope is gone.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Frances, Maria<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Avon, 2024.<br />327 pages ; 20 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">3 reserves</span><br /><br />Central Procurement - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT Pbk - Physical Processing (Set: 10 May 2024) - 4066507<br />Central Procurement - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT Pbk - Physical Processing (Set: 10 May 2024) - 4066508<br /> Empireworld : how British imperialism has shaped the globe / Sathnam Sanghera. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3638978&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 In 'Empireworld', award-winning author and journalist, Sathnam Sanghera extends his examination of British imperial legacies beyond Britain. Travelling the globe to trace its international legacies - from Barbados and Mauritius to India and Nigeria and beyond - Sanghera demonstrates just how deeply British imperialism is baked into our world. And why it's time Britain was finally honest with itself about empire. In 'Empireworld', award-winning author and journalist, Sathnam Sanghera extends his examination of British imperial legacies beyond Britain. Travelling the globe to trace its international legacies - from Barbados and Mauritius to India and Nigeria and beyond - Sanghera demonstrates just how deeply British imperialism is baked into our world. And why it's time Britain was finally honest with itself about empire.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Sanghera, Sathnam, 1976-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>UK : Viking, 2024.<br />449 pages ; 24 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Library-Headquarters - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Non-Fiction - 325.341 - Physical Processing (Set: 14 May 2024) - 4067079<br /> Cursed bread / Sophie Mackintosh. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3639002&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 A chilling feminist fable, based on the true story of an unsolved historical mystery. Audacious and mesmerising, 'Cursed Bread' is a fevered confession, an entry into memory's hall of mirrors, a fable of obsession and transformation. Sophie Mackintosh spins a darkly gleaming tale of a town gripped by hysteria, envy like poison in the blood, and desire that burns and consumes. A chilling feminist fable, based on the true story of an unsolved historical mystery. Audacious and mesmerising, 'Cursed Bread' is a fevered confession, an entry into memory's hall of mirrors, a fable of obsession and transformation. Sophie Mackintosh spins a darkly gleaming tale of a town gripped by hysteria, envy like poison in the blood, and desire that burns and consumes.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Mackintosh, Sophie<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>UK : Penguin Books, 2024.<br />184 pages ; 20 cm<br /><br />Whitehills Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT Pbk - Available - 4063740<br /> Always remember / Mary Balogh. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3639031&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Left unable to walk by a childhood illness, Lady Jennifer, sister of the Duke of Wilby, has grown up to make a happy place for herself in society. Outgoing and cheerful, she has many friends and enjoys the pleasures of high society - even if she cannot dance at balls or stroll in Hyde Park. She is blessed with a large, loving, and protective family. But she secretly dreams of marriage and children, and of walking - and dancing. When Ben Ellis comes across Lady Jennifer as she struggles to walk with the aid of primitive crutches, he instantly understands her yearning. He is a fixer. It is often said of him that he never saw a practical problem he did not have to solve. He wants to help her discover independence and motion - driving a carriage, swimming, even walking a different way. But he must be careful. He is the bastard son of the late Earl of Stratton. Left unable to walk by a childhood illness, Lady Jennifer, sister of the Duke of Wilby, has grown up to make a happy place for herself in society. Outgoing and cheerful, she has many friends and enjoys the pleasures of high society - even if she cannot dance at balls or stroll in Hyde Park. She is blessed with a large, loving, and protective family. But she secretly dreams of marriage and children, and of walking - and dancing. When Ben Ellis comes across Lady Jennifer as she struggles to walk with the aid of primitive crutches, he instantly understands her yearning. He is a fixer. It is often said of him that he never saw a practical problem he did not have to solve. He wants to help her discover independence and motion - driving a carriage, swimming, even walking a different way. But he must be careful. He is the bastard son of the late Earl of Stratton.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Balogh, Mary<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Piatkus, 2024.<br />359 pages ; 20 cm.<br />Ravenswood series<br />The Ravenswood series ; 3<br /><br />Aboyne Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT Pbk - Available - Recently returned - 4063744<br />Mearns Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT Pbk - Onloan - Due: 06 Jun 2024 - 4063745<br /> Signs of survival / Renée Hartman, Joshua M. Greene. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3639060&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Meet Renée and Herta, two sisters who faced the unimaginable - together. This is their true story. As Jews living in 1940s Czechoslovakia, Renee, Herta and their parents were in immediate danger when the Holocaust came to their door. As the only hearing person in her family, Renée had to alert her parents and sister whenever the sound of Nazi boots approached their home so they could hide. But soon their parents were tragically taken away, and the two sisters went on the run, desperate to find a safe place to hide. Eventually they, too, would be captured and taken to the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen. Communicating in sign language and relying on each other for strength in the midst of illness, death and starvation, Renée and Herta would have to fight to survive the darkest of times. Meet Renée and Herta, two sisters who faced the unimaginable - together. This is their true story. As Jews living in 1940s Czechoslovakia, Renee, Herta and their parents were in immediate danger when the Holocaust came to their door. As the only hearing person in her family, Renée had to alert her parents and sister whenever the sound of Nazi boots approached their home so they could hide. But soon their parents were tragically taken away, and the two sisters went on the run, desperate to find a safe place to hide. Eventually they, too, would be captured and taken to the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen. Communicating in sign language and relying on each other for strength in the midst of illness, death and starvation, Renée and Herta would have to fight to survive the darkest of times.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Hartman, Renée G.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>New York : Scholastic, 2024.<br />128 pages ; 21 cm<br /><br />Ellon Academy - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Non-Fiction (Academy Use Only) - 940.53 - Available - Recently returned - ABS2103245<br /> Henry VIII, the heart & the crown / Alison Weir. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3639216&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 In grand royal palaces, Prince Harry grows up dreaming of knights and chivalry - and the golden age of kings that awaits his older brother. But Arthur's untimely death sees Harry crowned King Henry of England. As his power and influence extends, so commences a lifelong battle between head and heart, love and duty. Henry rules by divine right, yet his prayers for a son go unanswered. The future of his great dynasty depends on an heir. And the crown weighs heavy on a king with all but his one true desire. In grand royal palaces, Prince Harry grows up dreaming of knights and chivalry - and the golden age of kings that awaits his older brother. But Arthur's untimely death sees Harry crowned King Henry of England. As his power and influence extends, so commences a lifelong battle between head and heart, love and duty. Henry rules by divine right, yet his prayers for a son go unanswered. The future of his great dynasty depends on an heir. And the crown weighs heavy on a king with all but his one true desire.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Weir, Alison, 1951-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Headline Review, 2024.<br />625 pages : illustration (black and white) ; 20 cm.<br />Tudor rose trilogy ; 2.<br /><br />Huntly Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT Pbk - Available - 4063889<br />Newmachar Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT Pbk - Onloan - Due: 13 Jun 2024 - 4063888<br /> My father's house / Joseph O'Connor. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3639275&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 September 1943: German forces occupy Rome. SS officer Paul Hauptmann rules with terror. The war's outcome is far from certain. An Irish priest, Hugh O'Flaherty, dedicates himself to helping those escaping from the Nazis. His home is Vatican City, the world's smallest state, a neutral, independent country within Rome where the occupiers hold no sway. Here Hugh brings together an unlikely band of friends to hide the vulnerable under the noses of the enemy. But Hauptmann's net begins closing in on the Escape Line and the need for a terrifyingly audacious mission grows critical. By Christmastime, it's too late to turn back. September 1943: German forces occupy Rome. SS officer Paul Hauptmann rules with terror. The war's outcome is far from certain. An Irish priest, Hugh O'Flaherty, dedicates himself to helping those escaping from the Nazis. His home is Vatican City, the world's smallest state, a neutral, independent country within Rome where the occupiers hold no sway. Here Hugh brings together an unlikely band of friends to hide the vulnerable under the noses of the enemy. But Hauptmann's net begins closing in on the Escape Line and the need for a terrifyingly audacious mission grows critical. By Christmastime, it's too late to turn back.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>O'Connor, Joseph, 1963-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Vintage, 2024.<br />399 pages : map (black and white) ; 20 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">2 reserves</span><br /><br />Banchory Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT Pbk - Onloan - Due: 27 May 2024 - 4064804<br />Macduff Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT Pbk - In-transit from Macduff Library to Banff Library (Set: 11 May 2024) - 4064803<br /> Munich wolf / Rory Clements. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3639348&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 When a high-born English girl is murdered, Wolff is ordered to solve the crime. He has a fine record and, importantly, he is fluent in English. But he realises the mission is a poison chalice, for Hitler is taking a personal interest in the case - as is his young English acolyte Miss Unity Mitford. Wolff is hemmed in on all sides. At work, he is watched closely by the secret police, at home he could be denounced at any moment by his own son, a fervent member of the Hitler Youth. And when he begins to suspect that the killer might be linked to the highest reaches of the Nazi hierarchy, he fears his task is simply impossible - and that he will become the killer's next victim. When a high-born English girl is murdered, Wolff is ordered to solve the crime. He has a fine record and, importantly, he is fluent in English. But he realises the mission is a poison chalice, for Hitler is taking a personal interest in the case - as is his young English acolyte Miss Unity Mitford. Wolff is hemmed in on all sides. At work, he is watched closely by the secret police, at home he could be denounced at any moment by his own son, a fervent member of the Hitler Youth. And when he begins to suspect that the killer might be linked to the highest reaches of the Nazi hierarchy, he fears his task is simply impossible - and that he will become the killer's next victim.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Clements, Rory<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Zaffre, 2024.<br />382 pages : maps (black and white) ; 24 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">2 reserves</span><br /><br />Banchory Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT - In-transit from Banchory Library to Portlethen Library (Set: 16 May 2024) - 4063734<br />Ellon Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT - Onloan - Due: 24 May 2024 - 4063733<br /> Magus : the art of magic from Faustus to Agrippa / Anthony Grafton. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3639409&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 At the heart of the extraordinary ferment of the High Renaissance stood a distinctive, strange and beguiling figure: the magus. An unstable mix of scientist, bibliophile, engineer, fabulist and fraud, the magus ushered in modern physics and chemistry while also working on everything from secret codes to siege engines to magic tricks. Anthony Grafton's wonderfully original book discusses the careers of men who somehow managed to be both figures of startling genius and - by some measures - credulous or worse. The historical Faust, Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola, Johannes Trithemius and Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa are all fascinating characters, closely linked to monarchs, artists and soldiers and sitting at the heart of any definition of why the Renaissance was a time of such restless innovation. At the heart of the extraordinary ferment of the High Renaissance stood a distinctive, strange and beguiling figure: the magus. An unstable mix of scientist, bibliophile, engineer, fabulist and fraud, the magus ushered in modern physics and chemistry while also working on everything from secret codes to siege engines to magic tricks. Anthony Grafton's wonderfully original book discusses the careers of men who somehow managed to be both figures of startling genius and - by some measures - credulous or worse. The historical Faust, Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola, Johannes Trithemius and Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa are all fascinating characters, closely linked to monarchs, artists and soldiers and sitting at the heart of any definition of why the Renaissance was a time of such restless innovation.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Grafton, Anthony<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Allen Lane, 2024.<br />289 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm<br /><br />Peterhead Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Non-Fiction - 133.43 - Onloan - Due: 25 May 2024 - 4064090<br /> The beholders / Hester Musson. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3639941&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 June, 1878. The body of a boy is pulled from the depths of the River Thames, suspected to be the beloved missing child of the widely admired Liberal MP Ralph Gethin. Four months earlier. Harriet is a young maid newly employed at Finton Hall. Fleeing the drudgery of an unwanted engagement in the small village where she grew up, Harriet is entranced by the grand country hall; she is entranced too by her glamorous mistress Clara Gethin, whose unearthly singing voice floats through the house. But Clara, though captivating, is erratic. The master of the house is a much-lauded politician, but he is strangely absent. And some of their beautiful belongings seem to tell terrible stories.Unable to ignore her growing unease, Harriet sets out to discover their secrets. When she uncovers a shocking truth, a chain of events is set in motion that could cost Harriet everything, even her freedom. June, 1878. The body of a boy is pulled from the depths of the River Thames, suspected to be the beloved missing child of the widely admired Liberal MP Ralph Gethin. Four months earlier. Harriet is a young maid newly employed at Finton Hall. Fleeing the drudgery of an unwanted engagement in the small village where she grew up, Harriet is entranced by the grand country hall; she is entranced too by her glamorous mistress Clara Gethin, whose unearthly singing voice floats through the house. But Clara, though captivating, is erratic. The master of the house is a much-lauded politician, but he is strangely absent. And some of their beautiful belongings seem to tell terrible stories.Unable to ignore her growing unease, Harriet sets out to discover their secrets. When she uncovers a shocking truth, a chain of events is set in motion that could cost Harriet everything, even her freedom.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Musson, Hester<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : 4th Estate, 2024.<br />330 pages ; 24 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Huntly Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT - In-transit from Huntly Library to Banchory Library (Set: 16 May 2024) - 4064165<br /> The coal miner's wife / Jennie Felton. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3640235&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Somerset, 1911. Miner's wife Lorna Harrison sometimes wonders what became of her marriage. The affection has gone, and now her husband Harry is surly and cold. But Lorna will always be grateful for the joy that their two daughters bring. When a devastating accident occurs at the pit and Harry is unable to work, Lorna worries about how she will make ends meet. Worse, the pit owner wants them out of their house. While Lorna's friend Flossie is a tower of strength, other neighbours turn their backs, as rumours spread that Harry helped cause the mine collapse. At her lowest ebb, Lorna is befriended by Bradley Robinson, the colliery safety officer, whose kindness is a beacon of light in dark times. But as shocking new secrets are revealed, Lorna wonders if Bradley is only using her to learn the truth about the pit. Somerset, 1911. Miner's wife Lorna Harrison sometimes wonders what became of her marriage. The affection has gone, and now her husband Harry is surly and cold. But Lorna will always be grateful for the joy that their two daughters bring. When a devastating accident occurs at the pit and Harry is unable to work, Lorna worries about how she will make ends meet. Worse, the pit owner wants them out of their house. While Lorna's friend Flossie is a tower of strength, other neighbours turn their backs, as rumours spread that Harry helped cause the mine collapse. At her lowest ebb, Lorna is befriended by Bradley Robinson, the colliery safety officer, whose kindness is a beacon of light in dark times. But as shocking new secrets are revealed, Lorna wonders if Bradley is only using her to learn the truth about the pit.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Felton, Jennie<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Headline, 2024.<br />vii, 402 pages : illustration (black and white) ; 20 cm<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">1 reserve</span><br /><br />Ballater Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT Pbk - In-transit from Ballater Library to Fraserburgh Library (Set: 14 May 2024) - 4065536<br />Fraserburgh Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Fiction - FT Pbk - Available - 2158542<br /> The seven wonders of the ancient world / Bettany Hughes. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3640240&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Their names still echo down the ages: The Great Pyramid at Giza. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The Temple of Artemis. The statue of Zeus at Olympia. The mausoleum of Halikarnassos. The Colossus at Rhodes. The Lighthouse of Alexandria. The Seven Wonders of the World were staggeringly audacious impositions on our planet. They were also brilliant adventures of the mind, test cases of the reaches of human imagination. Now only the pyramid remains, yet the scale and majesty of these seven wonders still enthral us today. In a thrilling, colourful narrative enriched with the latest archaeological discoveries, bestselling historian Bettany Hughes walks through the landscapes of both ancient and modern time; on a journey whose purpose is to ask why we wonder, why we create and why we choose to remember the wonder of others. Their names still echo down the ages: The Great Pyramid at Giza. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The Temple of Artemis. The statue of Zeus at Olympia. The mausoleum of Halikarnassos. The Colossus at Rhodes. The Lighthouse of Alexandria. The Seven Wonders of the World were staggeringly audacious impositions on our planet. They were also brilliant adventures of the mind, test cases of the reaches of human imagination. Now only the pyramid remains, yet the scale and majesty of these seven wonders still enthral us today. In a thrilling, colourful narrative enriched with the latest archaeological discoveries, bestselling historian Bettany Hughes walks through the landscapes of both ancient and modern time; on a journey whose purpose is to ask why we wonder, why we create and why we choose to remember the wonder of others.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Hughes, Bettany<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2024.<br />xxxv, 380 pages, [8 unnumbered pages of plates] : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm<br /><br />Inverbervie Library - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Non-Fiction - 930.1 - Available - 4064630<br /> The Windsors at war : the Nazi threat to the crown / Alexander Larman. https://aberdeenshire.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3640241&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 At the outbreak of WW2, the British monarchy was in a state of turmoil. The previous king, Edward VIII, had abdicated the throne, leaving his unprepared and terrified brother Bertie to become George VI. Meanwhile, as the now-Duke of Windsor awaited the decree that would allow him to marry his mistress Wallis Simpson, he took an increasing interest in the expansionist plans of the Führer of Germany. 'The Windsors at War' tells the story of the turbulent and seismic decade in between 1937 and 1947, including the bombing of Buckingham Palace in May 1940, the Duke of Windsor's ill-advised visit to Germany in October 1937 and the death of the Duke of Kent in a plane crash in August 1942. At the outbreak of WW2, the British monarchy was in a state of turmoil. The previous king, Edward VIII, had abdicated the throne, leaving his unprepared and terrified brother Bertie to become George VI. Meanwhile, as the now-Duke of Windsor awaited the decree that would allow him to marry his mistress Wallis Simpson, he took an increasing interest in the expansionist plans of the Führer of Germany. 'The Windsors at War' tells the story of the turbulent and seismic decade in between 1937 and 1947, including the bombing of Buckingham Palace in May 1940, the Duke of Windsor's ill-advised visit to Germany in October 1937 and the death of the Duke of Kent in a plane crash in August 1942.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Larman, Alexander, 1981-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2024.<br />xxii, 406 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm<br /><br />HQ-New Stock - (Aberdeenshire Libraries) - Biography - B WIN - Available - 4064015<br />