2013 is the 130th anniversary of the Battle of Shaykan, the Sudanese people’s great victory over their British-led Egyptian-Ottoman occupiers’ army, a victory which was part of the first... More > modern jihad, which eventually saw The Sudan become the only African country to win its freedom from colonial oppression by force of arms alone. 2015 is the 130th anniversary of the Battle of Abu Klea and the fall of Khartoum. 2018 is the 120th anniversary of The Sudan’s re-conquest by Anglo-Egyptian forces at the Battle of Omdurman. This swashbuckling novel is set against the backdrop of these pivotal events, events which share many similarities with current ‘Western’ interventions in the Middle-East.
A revamping of the old style frontier yarns - filled with bullets, swords, bayonets, politics and courage.< Less
Inspiring, true-life stories about real people who have adapted to life after suffering amputation or limb-absence. Ideal reading material for individuals, families or healthcare professionals whose... More > lives are, or have been, affected by these issues. Also ideal for fans of inspirational true-life stories. One book, Nine stories, Nine people, Nine Lives.< Less
The Real Livingston – A Kaleidoscope’ is a book about the people of Livingston, written and compiled by Livingston’s author, Ian Colquhoun. The first ever social-history book about... More > the town, it features hundreds of stories about real-life in Livingston and the surrounding area over the years, in a unique and refreshing way. From the tragic to the hilarious, from the notorious to the inspiring. With additional written contributions from local celebrities and politicians, as well as from ordinary Livingstonians, the book gives a fascinating insight into real life in the West Lothian town, then and now. Real people, real stories and real events, written by Livingstonians, for Livingstonians.< Less