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While the world teems with the champions of fiction titles, there are those who find that the twists and turns of real life are more than enough to keep them hooked on a good book. They find the joys and nuances of nonfiction of great value, especially when it comes to the art of biography.

 This is a genre that never gets old – from the heights of the royals to the kitchen sinks of your next door neighbour, a biography is a gateway to understanding a life and lifestyle that’s not your own. And by spending time with another person this closely, maybe you’ll find out something important about your own life.

 There’s nothing like biography, actually, when it comes to showing that people are people and we all have something in common. No matter if you’re reading notes scribbled years ago by the movers and shakers of Scottish history, modern approaches to important figures or the tell-alls of popular celebrities, there’s always something to learn when you read biographies or memoirs.

 And East Neuk Books is the best place to find the latest and greatest Scottish biographies. Flip through our pages to see our current stock of hundreds of books that are sure to interest and surprise you! Or peruse through our collection below and buy biography books online. No matter your taste, historical interests or approach to the art, you’re sure to find something that will captivate you and make it hard to put the book down!

 

If you’re not sure yet exactly what you’re looking for, feel free to take a glance through some of our more popular titles. From memoirs of Scottish childhoods to explorations of the highlands to to the reminiscence of school-days long past to ambitious studies of great lives like that of Mary, Queen of Scots, our collection is bound to educate and delight.

A Childhood in Scotland | Kingdom Books Ltd
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A Childhood in Scotland

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A Childhood in Scotland by Christian Miller Originally published in 1981, an autobiographical account of Miller's deprived yet upper-class childhoo...

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A Childhood in Scotland HB | Kingdom Books Ltd
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A Childhood in Scotland HB

Hodder & Stoughton General Division

A Childhood in Scotland, by Christian Miller Originally published in 1981, an autobiographical account of Miller's deprived yet upper-class childho...

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A Highland Lady in France | Kingdom Books Ltd
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A Highland Lady in France

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A Highland Lady in France by Elizabeth Grant. This journal describes the experiences of one family in France in the 1840s. It keeps up a running co...

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A Lie About My Father | Kingdom Books Ltd
A Lie About My Father | Kingdom Books Ltd
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A Lie About My Father

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A Lie About My Father by John Burnside John Burnside has published seven works of fiction and eleven collections of poetry, including his Selected ...

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Alec Douglas-Home | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Alec Douglas-Home

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Alec Douglas-Home by D.R. Thorne Alec Douglas-Home, who died in October 1995, was a member of every Conservative administration from 1935 to 1974. ...

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Bonnie Prince Charlie | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Bonnie Prince Charlie

Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Bonnie Prince Charlie by Sir Fitzroy Maclean Published to mark the 250th anniversary of the '45, a study of Bonnie Prince Charlie which tells of h...

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Born Yesterday | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Born Yesterday

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Born Yesterday: Memories of a Scottish Childhood by Douglas Sutherland. This autobiography is a memoir of a childhood spent in Scotland almost 70 y...

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Bothy to Big Ben | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Bothy to Big Ben

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Bothy to Big Ben: An Autobiography by Ben Coutts Ben Coutts has packed much more into his 80-plus years than most mortals. Before the war he worked...

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Bravemouth: Living with Billy Connolly | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Bravemouth: Living with Billy Connolly

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"Billy", the ground-breaking biography of the nation's favourite iconoclast, gave millions of readers a fascinating insight into the personal and p...

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Castles in the Air | Kilbrannan Publishing Ltd
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Castles in the Air

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Castles in the Air by Lady Jean Fforde Autobiography by Lady Jean Fforde of her priviledged upbringing in the early twentieth century at Brodick Ca...

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Eastern Approaches | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Eastern Approaches

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Eastern Approaches by Fitzroy Maclean Sir Fitztroy Maclean was one of the real-life inspirations for super-spy James Bond. After adventures in Sovi...

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