New at NLS

Posted September 24, 2010 5:42 pm by Nicola Stratton

Peter Pan First XIScottish playwright David Greig’s Selected plays 1999-2009 was amongst the new items received by the National Library of Scotland this week. The collection includes San Diego, Outlying islands, Pyrenees and The American pilot as well as a trilogy of short plays published for the first time in this volume. You can read more about David and his acclaimed play Europe at the 12 key Scottish plays NLS web feature. You can also view references to works by David on Scottish Bibliographies Online.

The history, organisation and structure of the police in Scotland is the subject of Policing Scotland: Second edition edited by Daniel Donnelly and Kenneth Scott. This updated edition also discusses police relations with young people and ethnic minorities in Scotland as well as looking at the development of specific areas of policing such as CID and forensics.

The Scottish author of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie, was an enthusiastic amateur cricketer. His team, the Allahakbarries, is the subject of Peter Pan’s first XI: the extraordinary story of J.M. Barrie’s cricket team by Kevin Telfer. You can find references to other books, articles and chapters about J.M. Barrie on Scottish Bibliographies Online.

A Moffat bedside book by Jim Storrar looks at the local history of Moffat, covering a wide range of topics from tennis, goats and Arthurian legends to politics and local characters. This volume is the third in the Moffat miscellany series. The previous two volumes have examined crime and punishment and early tourism in Moffat.

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