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Product Description:       “Every day of this year can be the best day of your life so far if you will just make the effort to do one thing: Replace every negative thought with a positive one. This very simple act can do more to alter the fabric of your life for the better than just about anything else I can think of...read more

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9780393075076, titled "The Adventures of Conan Doyle: The Life of the Creator of Sherlock Holmes" | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 1, 1976, cover price $12.95 | also contains The Adventures of Conan Doyle: The Life of the Creator of Sherlock Holmes | About this edition: Details the personal adventures of the Scottish-born doctor-author and the many, revealing parallels between his life and his stories

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9781401944742 | Box pag edition (Hay House Inc, August 18, 2015), cover price $16.99 | About this edition:       “Every day of this year can be the best day of your life so far if you will just make the effort to do one thing: Replace every negative thought with a positive one.

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Product Description: Renowned mystery author Arthur Conan Doyle and famous illusionist Harry Houdini first met in 1920, during the magician's tour of England. At the time, Conan Doyle had given up his lucrative writing career, killing off Sherlock Holmes in the process, in order to concentrate on his increasingly manic interest in Spiritualism...read more

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9780230619500 | St Martins Pr, November 22, 2011, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Renowned mystery author Arthur Conan Doyle and famous illusionist Harry Houdini first met in 1920, during the magician's tour of England.

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9780230342033 | Griffin, February 5, 2013, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: Renowned mystery author Arthur Conan Doyle and famous illusionist Harry Houdini first met in 1920, during the magician's tour of England.

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Product Description: The British literary sensation—“the most startling, discomforting, complicated, ungovernable, hilarious and heart-rending of memoirs ” (The Telegraph)—the story of a celebrated writer’s sudden descent into blindness, and of the redemptive journey into the past that her loss of sight sets in motion...read more

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9780062094506 | Harpercollins, March 20, 2012, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: The British literary sensation—“the most startling, discomforting, complicated, ungovernable, hilarious and heart-rending of memoirs ” (The Telegraph)—the story of a celebrated writer’s sudden descent into blindness, and of the redemptive journey into the past that her loss of sight sets in motion.

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Product Description: Enigmatic – mysterious – intriguing: George Mackay Brown was a notoriously private man. He rarely left his native Orkney, and yet became one of the 20th century’s finest poets and prose stylists. In his prolific writings, George Mackay Brown’s spirituality and his love of the wind-scoured island landscape fused to give us some of the most beautiful poetry and prose in the English language...read more
By Richard Holloway (introduced by)

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9780715209356 | St Andrew Pr, August 13, 2011, cover price $31.99 | About this edition: Enigmatic – mysterious – intriguing: George Mackay Brown was a notoriously private man.

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Product Description: The untold story behind Peter Pan: The shocking account of J. M. Barrie's abuse and exploitation of the du Maurier family.In his revelatory Neverland, Piers Dudgeon tells the tragic story of J. M. Barrie and the Du Maurier family...read more

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9781605980638 | Pegasus Books, October 15, 2009, cover price $26.95

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9781605981918 | Reprint edition (Pegasus Books, July 15, 2011), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The untold story behind Peter Pan: The shocking account of J.

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Product Description: The first full-length biography of an eminent but often neglected writerA. J. Cronin, author of some of the best-loved novels of the 20th century and the creator of Dr Finlay(basis of a BBC show), has been unjustly overlooked by literary biographers...read more

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9781846881121 | Alma Books, May 5, 2011, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: The first full-length biography of an eminent but often neglected writerA.

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Product Description: Muriel Spark’s bracingly salty memoir is a no-holds-barred trip through an extraordinary writer’s life. It is no surprise that one of Muriel Spark’s most lively and entertaining works would be her own memoir, Curriculum Vitae...read more

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9780811219235 | Reprint edition (New Directions, May 18, 2011), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Muriel Spark’s bracingly salty memoir is a no-holds-barred trip through an extraordinary writer’s life.

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Product Description: Now in paperback, the autobiography in words and pictures of a key figure in postmodern art, the fascinating and acclaimed author of Lanark Alasdair Gray is known throughout the world for his writing, but he is also a highly regarded artist who not only illustrates and designs his own books, but has created many beautiful and intriguing portraits, paintings, posters, and murals...read more

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9781841956404 | Canongate Books Ltd, April 1, 2011, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: Alasdair Gray is known throughout the world for his writing, but he is also a highly regarded artist who not only illustrates and designs his own books, but has created many beautiful and intriguing portraits, paintings, posters and murals.
9780857860644 | Canongate Books Ltd, October 22, 2010, cover price $57.55 | About this edition: The autobiography in words and pictures of the fascinating and acclaimed author of Lanark, a key figure in postmodern art Alasdair Gray is known throughout the world for his writing, but he is also a highly regarded artist who not only illustrates and designs his own books, but has created many beautiful and intriguing portraits, paintings, posters, and murals.

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9781847671400 | Reprint edition (Canongate Books Ltd, October 9, 2012), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Now in paperback, the autobiography in words and pictures of a key figure in postmodern art, the fascinating and acclaimed author of Lanark Alasdair Gray is known throughout the world for his writing, but he is also a highly regarded artist who not only illustrates and designs his own books, but has created many beautiful and intriguing portraits, paintings, posters, and murals.

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9780224080736 | Vintage Uk, January 7, 2010, cover price $28.50

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Product Description: John R. Allan was brought up on a farm in Aberdeenshire at the beginning of the century. Through his child's eye we are allowed a view of the little world called Dungair, with its extended family of colorful characters - among them the Old Man, Uncle Sandy, Captain Blades and Cuddy Manson...read more
By Charlie Allan (introduced by)

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9781841588223 | Birlinn Ltd, June 1, 2009, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: John R.

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Product Description: The third volume in Christopher Rush's acclaimed memoir of growing up in St. Monan's, Scotland, following on from To Travel Hopefully and Hellfire and Herring, brings Rush to adolescence, the discovery of love and lust, and of Shakespeare This extraordinary memoir traces the various births of Christopher Rush—the lover, the truth-teller, and the writer...read more

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9781905636419 | Beautiful Books, February 1, 2009, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The third volume in Christopher Rush's acclaimed memoir of growing up in St.

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Product Description: In 1907, a shy bank clerk sent a collection of his poems south from the Yukon to be privately published and shared with a small group of friends. Fate intervened, however, and Robert Service became a household name across North America and throughout the British Commonwealth...read more
By Enid Mallory and Jack Whyte (foreword by)

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9781894384957 | Heritage House Pub Co Ltd, November 30, 2006, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Robert Service's time in the Yukon, at first as a transplanted bank clerk and later living off the royalties of poems like "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee," is the core of a fascinating life.

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9781894974264 | 2 edition (Heritage House Pub Co Ltd, January 15, 2009), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In 1907, a shy bank clerk sent a collection of his poems south from the Yukon to be privately published and shared with a small group of friends.

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Product Description: As the creator of Sherlock Holmes, “the world’s most famous man who never was,” Arthur Conan Doyle remains one of our favorite writers; his work is read with affection—and sometimes obsession—the world over. Doctor, writer, spiritualist: his life was no less fascinating than his fiction...read more

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9780312378974 | Thomas Dunne Books, December 9, 2008, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: As the creator of Sherlock Holmes, “the world’s most famous man who never was,” Arthur Conan Doyle remains one of our favorite writers; his work is read with affection—and sometimes obsession—the world over.

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Product Description: R. B. Cunninghame Graham (1852-1936) was one of the most brilliant and mercurial characters of his day. Known as 'Don Roberto' and 'the Modern Don Quixote' because of his Spanish blood and impetuous life-style, and as 'the Uncrowned King of Scotland' because of his descent from King Robert II, he was a paradoxical man whose career was astonishingly varied...read more

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9780521224673 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, June 29, 1979), cover price $39.50 | About this edition: R.

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9780521090094 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, November 13, 2008), cover price $44.99 | About this edition: R.

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Product Description: Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's name is recognized the world over, for decades the man himself has been overshadowed by his better understood creation, Sherlock Holmes, who has become one of literature's most enduring characters. Based on thousands of previously unavailable documents, Andrew Lycett, author of the critically acclaimed biography Dylan Thomas, offers the first definitive biography of the baffling Conan Doyle, finally making sense of a long-standing mystery: how the scientifically minded creator of the world's most rational detective himself succumbed to an avid belief in spiritualism, including communication with the dead...read more

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9780743275231, titled "The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes: The Life and Times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" | Free Pr, December 18, 2007, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A portrait based on research into thousands of previously unavailable documents offers an alternative view of the prestigious author that depicts him as a contradictory man who embodied both upstanding and cruel tendencies, covering such topics as his dysfunctional parents, his extramarital affair, and his fanatical pursuit of scientific data.

Paperback:

9780743275255, titled "The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes: The Life and Times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" | Reprint edition (Free Pr, November 18, 2008), cover price $32.99 | About this edition: Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's name is recognized the world over, for decades the man himself has been overshadowed by his better understood creation, Sherlock Holmes, who has become one of literature's most enduring characters.

Miscellaneous:

9781416545804, titled "The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes: The Life and Times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" | Free Pr, December 18, 2007, cover price $13.99

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Product Description: George Mackay Brown was one of Scotland’s most prolific and acclaimed writers, but he was also a handful of paradoxes. He holds a wide international reputation despite rarely leaving his native Orkney. He never married, but some of his most poignant letters and poems were written to Stella Cartwright, “the Muse of Rose Street...read more

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9780719556593 | John Murray Pubs Ltd, April 1, 2006, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: George Mackay Brown was one of Scotland's greatest 20th century writers, but in person a bundle of paradoxes.

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9780719566059 | Reprint edition (John Murray Pubs Ltd, September 28, 2007), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: George Mackay Brown was one of Scotland’s most prolific and acclaimed writers, but he was also a handful of paradoxes.

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The author learns to lie to and about his father in a memoir of growing up in the tough working-class neighborhoods of Scotland and England while enduring his father's self-hatred, which was expressed through enraged violence, cruelty, and belittlement. Original.

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9781555974671 | Graywolf Pr, May 1, 2007, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: The author learns to lie to and about his father in a memoir of growing up in the tough working-class neighborhoods of Scotland and England while enduring his father's self-hatred, which was expressed through enraged violence, cruelty, and belittlement.

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Catherine Carswell was heir to Glasgow's nineteenth century, its godliness, its realism, its modernity, and its sentimentality. As a well travelled twentieth-century woman, who lived in London from 1910, she visited Italy, Germany, France, and met most of Stalin's cabinet in pre-war Russia. This book presents a vivid account of her life.

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9780859766852 | Ill edition (Birlinn Ltd, March 1, 2007), cover price $32.00 | About this edition: Catherine Carswell was heir to Glasgow's nineteenth century, its godliness, its realism, its modernity, and its sentimentality.

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A portrait of the life and career of the classic author best known for Peter Pan examines the controversies surrounding his life, from his scandalous divorce and guardianship of the orphaned Davies boys to the real-life Peter's hatred of his association with the literary character and Barrie's depiction in the 2004 film Finding Neverland. 15,000 first printing.

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9780312357795 | St Martins Pr, June 27, 2006, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: A portrait of the life and career of the author best known for Peter Pan examines the controversies surrounding his life, from his divorce and guardianship of the orphaned Davies boys to the real-life Peter's hatred of his association with the literary character and Barrie's depiction in the 2004 film 'Finding Neverland.

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When he was five, Neil's mother walked out of the family home. Two years later she returned with a new man; Derek Cross. This tale describes how a lonely child deprived of his own father came to fall in love with a monster.

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9780743263740 | New edition (Gardners Books, January 3, 2006), cover price $13.40 | About this edition: When he was five, Neil's mother walked out of the family home.

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Product Description: The major biography of one of Scotland's most enigmatic and underrated writers. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781567922363 | Revised edition (David R Godine Pub, November 1, 2003), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: The major biography of one of Scotland's most enigmatic and underrated writers.
9780862416676 | Interlink Pub Group Inc, September 1, 1998, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: This biography of John Buchan is drawn on private papers which fully portray his life and interests, and provide a comprehensive view of British political, social and literary circles during the first half of the 20th century.

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An account of the Scottish novelist and dramatist's life focuses on his discovery, befriending, and guardianship of five boys who served as models for 'Peter Pan' and 'The Lost Boys.'

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9780300098228 | Yale Univ Pr, July 1, 2003, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: An account of the Scottish novelist and dramatist's life focuses on his discovery, befriending, and guardianship of five boys who served as models for 'Peter Pan' and 'The Lost Boys.

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Product Description: This is an autobiographical novel about the author's decade at a special school due to a misdiagnosed heart condition. Set in Scotland in the 1950s and 60s, it describes what the consequences could be for children who attended such a school, and it examines the nature of prejudice and ultimately of reality...read more

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9781840185737 | Mainstream, April 1, 2002, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: This is an autobiographical novel about the author's decade at a special school due to a misdiagnosed heart condition.

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