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Horrible Histories Ireland

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books Horrible Histories Ireland
An eye-catching new edition of this Horrible Histories Special - with all the gruesome bits left in! HORRIBLE HISTORIES SPECIAL: IRELAND lets readers discover all the foul facts IRELAND, including why wax models were captured and made Prisoners of War, which warriors went to battle naked, and how to make yourself invisible. With a bold look these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
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Ireland

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book Ireland

Ireland is a much photographed country, whose lush beauty has been the subject of many pictorial books. However, David Lyons' stunning photography provide a fresh and vibrant image of the Irish landscape. It helps to have a feel for your subject, and David Lyons has exactly that: an Ulsterman who has concentrated on landscape photography, his vision of Ireland has been focused over the years. Images of well known locations and of the unexpected sit together in Ireland and provide a wonderful view of town and country.

Ireland is divided roughly into quarters, into the four traditional provinces of Ireland – Ulster, Munster, Leinster, and Connaught – with each province's history featured. From the myths and fables of Celtic Ireland – Cuchulainn and Finn MacCool, the Daughters of Lir and the "little people" – through the historical remnants of Norman and British Ireland, the castles and cathedrals, Georgian Dublin and Protestant Belfast, to the new Ireland, the tiger economy of the European Union, the creativity of Ireland's heritage is portrayed in the photographs. But it is the timeless Irish landscape, the beauty and wildness, so ably captured by David Lyons' camera, that makes the greatest impression.

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Irish Dancing (Collins Pocket Reference)

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books irish dancing
This guide comprises instructions to over 150 Irish dances, bringing together for the first time in a single volume, ceili, set, and two-handed country dances. It includes all dances commonly featured in classes, summer schools and feiseanna.
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Lassickie - Aberdeen to Shetland

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Books 52
Charlotte is born in 1874 in a farmworker's cottage in Glenbuchat, West Aberdeenshire.  Eldest of six in as many years, her main role is to rock the cradle of the latest baby.

Until one decisive day.

"Bairn of the moors and fields,' he whispered,'the wee lassickie.  But she has to move on too.  We must giver her this chance.'

Charlotte's Towie grandparents offer a wider world, new people, habits and customs.  Then there's schoold and it complexities and challenges, and, the taboo of speaking Scots - her first language.  How does six-year-old Charlotte cope?

In her new grown-up teaching life in Shetland Charlotte has to learn to cope with love, life, loss and unimagined responsibilities.
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Locomotives of the Highland Railway

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books locomotives highland railway
Formed from the merger of the Inverness & Aberdeen Junction and the Inverness & Perth Junction railways in 1865, the Highland ran from Perth in Central Scotland north to Inverness and then on up to Wick and Thurso. From Dingwall it ran west to Kyle of Lochalsh to serve Skye and the Western Isles. Another line ran east from Inverness to Keith, where it connected with the line to Aberdeen. Several branches were built to serve nearby towns. In addition to inheriting several locomotives from its constituent companies, the Highland Railway was renowned for its distinctive stable of locomotives. Many of these were built at the company's works at Lochgorm, Inverness. Locomotive superintendents for the HR were William Barclay, William Stroudley, David Jones, Peter Drummond, F. G. Smith and Christopher Cumming. Jones and Cumming in particular produced some outstanding designs such as the F 'Bruce', Strath, Jones Goods, the Small and Large Ben (mountain), the K 'Barney' classes, not to mention the Snaigows and the Clans. They included not only the large named trains for passenger services, but also the humble shunters. A fascinating new archive of the Highland Railway's locomotives featuring over 150 photographs and images.
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On the Trail of Robert Burns

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books r/b trail
Is there anything new to say about Robert Burns? John Cairney says it's time to trash Burns the Brand and come on the trail of the real Robert Burns. He is the best of travelling companions on this entertaining journey to the heart of the Burns story. Internationally known as 'the face of Robert Burns', John Cairney believes that the traditional Burns tourist trail urgently needs to find a new direction. In an acting career spanning forty years he has often lived and breathed Robert burns on stage. On the Trail of Robert Burns shows just how well he has got under the skin of Burn's complex character. This fascinating journey around Scotland is a rediscovery of Scotlands national bard as a flesh and blood genius. On the Trail of Robert Burns outlines five tours, mainly in Scotland. Key sites include: Alloway - Burn's birthplace. Tam O' Shanter draws on the Alloway Kirk witch-stories first heard by Burns in his childhood; Mossgiel - Between 1784 and 1786 in a phenomenal burst of creativity Burns wrote some of his most memorable poems including Holy Willie's Prayer and To a Mouse; Kilmarnock - The famous Kilmarnock edition of Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect published in 1786; Edinburgh - Fame and Clarinda (among others) embraced him; and Dumfries - Burns died at age 37. The trail ends at the Burns mausoleum in St Michael's churchyard.
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Red Rowans & Wild Honey

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Books 22
Author - Betsy Whyte

The sequel to the perennially popular Yellow on the Broom, Red Rowans and Wild Honey follows Betsy’s story to the end of the Second World War. She recounts in vivid detail the heady years of her adolescence, her courtship and her mother’s struggle to bring up four children in the only way a travelling woman knew: hawking wares, fruit picking, tatty howking - in fact any kind of work that would provide the next meal.

This edition also contains another substantial piece of autobiography, which remained incomplete at the time of her death and which appears in print here for the first time
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Scots Kith & Kin

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Books 07
Collins Guide to Scots Kith & Kin

A guide to the clans and surnames of Scotland. Includes a fold-out clan map in colour. Scots Kith & Kin is a comprehensive guide to over 4,000 Scottish family names and their clan affiliations.
You can find:
  • where and when your surname originated
  • the clan to which you belong
  • other surnames related to your clan
  • the correct tartan to wear
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Scottish National Dress and Tartan

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books sc tartan/dress

Tartan is an enormously popular pattern in modern fashion and Scottish National Dress is recognised around the world. This book reveals the origin and development of tartans and Scottish national costume. Beginning as Highland dress, it was originally peculiar to certain areas of Scotland but is now generally accepted as its national costume.

What was once ordinary working clothing of a distinctive local style has been formalised and embellished to turn it into a ceremonial dress suitable for days of celebration, while tartans once woven according to the fancy of those who wore them, have also become fixed with certain patterns prescribed for different families, areas or institutions. This process was not, as is popularly thought, a phenomenon begun by the romantic novels of Sir Walter Scott, but began long before as a reaction to the Union with England in 1707. This book not only traces its evolution from earliest time, but the process by which it became Scottish National Dress.

TOC: Chapter I: The Highland Clans /Chapter II: Early Highland Dress /Chapter III: Rebels and Kilts /Chapter IV: Invention of Scottish National Dress /Chapter V: Tartan - a national dress /Chapter VI Scottish National Dress today /Appendix: Major Tartans

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Scottish Words: A Very Peculiar History

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books sc words
What would you say if someone gave you a bap, a dap, or a garron? How would you feel if they called you a dux or a sneuter? Do you know what to do with a flane, a hushock, a kist, or tassie? Could you wear raploch or schort-hoozle? Eat a cake that was gibbery, or keggum? And, with your nearest and dearest, how would you fancy a spot of houghmagandie? North of the Border - it's not just the accent that's different, the whole language is not the same. In fact, there are several different ways of speaking in Scotland, from the Borders in the south to the northernmost Orkney and Shetland Isles. This book will look at them all, although it will focus on Scots - the traditional language of the majority of Scottish people for the past thousand years and more. Fact boxes, a full glossary, timeline and index make the book both fun and informative to use.
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The Highlands of Scotland including the Isle of Skye

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book sc highlands
The landscape of the Highlands of Scotland is as varied and dramatic as its human history. There are reminders everywhere of its past, alongside Scotland's highest mountains and longest glens, with extremes of weather to match. From Cape Wrath in the north to the Skye Cuillin in the west, this guide celebrates the landscape and history of the Highlands.
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The Scottish Wedding Book

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book sc wedding
Whether you are opting for the full white Wedding or a quick trip to the Blacksmith's shop at Gretna Green, The Scottish Wedding Book is for you. Discover the history behind the traditions, while ensuring that your day is carried out with true Scots precision. The Scottish Wedding Book offers advice on all aspects of a true Scottish Wedding, from food to photography, and from "the dress" to the Wedding Cake. A valuable aide for the soon-to-be-wed, and an interesting read for those simply interested in one of Scotland's liveliest and most famous traditions.
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The Swinging Sporran

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books s/sporran
Song and dance are at the very centre of any nation's culture and are said to represent the innermost character of a people. The whirling, dashing and spinning of the classic Scottish reels are no exception. Here, Roddy Martine and Andrew Campell provide a lighthearted guide to the basic steps of Scottish reels and country dances, all broken down into bullet points and illustrated with easy-to-follow diagrams. With further, indisposable hints on the social niceties of reeling, the conventions of the dance and the timetable of the Scottish social season, "The Swinging Sporran" is a hilarious companion to anyone who ventures into the social world north of the border.
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The Ultimate Burns Supper Book: A Practical (But Irreverant) Guide to Scotland's Greatest Celebration

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books ultimate burns supper
Clark McGinn, one of the foremost Burns Supper speakers in the world, presents The Ultimate Burns Supper Book; containing all the information you need to enjoy a Supper, whether as host, speaker or guest. It includes: complete run through of what to expect on the night, with a list of courses and speeches; what to wear; how to prepare and present speeches; common Burns Supper questions (and their answers!); Burns' greatest poems, including a full English verse translation of the Address to a Haggis and answers to your worries about eating haggis and drinking whisky. Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware, That jaups in luggies; But if ye wish her gratfu' prayer, Gie her a Haggis! Address to a Haggis, ROBERT BURNS With detailed descriptions and instructions by a recognised and widely credited Burns supper speaker, this is a guide to a widespread and popular social event that has been practiced for 200 years. It is also an informal, light hearted introduction to an event that non Scots might otherwise find confusing or intimidating. BACK COVER: Everything you need to enjoy or arrange a Burns Supper - just add food, drink and friends. Clark McGinn, one of the foremost Burns Supper speakers in the world, presents The Ultimate Burns Supper Book. Containing all the information you need to enjoy a Supper, whether as host, speaker or guest, this book is full of advice, anecdotes, poetry and wit. Robert Burns is one of Scotland's greatest gifts to civilisation (along with whisky) and his poetry is rightly celebrated across the globe. The odds are you'll be invited to a Supper at some point in your life and you may even want to host a Supper of your own. Whatever the case, this book will provide you with all the information you need to have great fun at every Burns Supper as guest or host.- A complete run through of what to expect on the night, with a list of courses and speeches - Advice on what to wear - A section on how to prepare and present speeches - A list of common Burns Supper questions (and their answers!) - A selection of Burns's greatest poems, including a full English verse translation of the Address to a Haggis - Answers your concerns about eating haggis and extols the pleasures of drinking whisky. Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it, But we hae meat and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thankit - The Selkirk Grace, Robert Burns
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William Wallace

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books w/wallace
William Wallace of Elderslie, younger son of a country knight, came to fame through his active opposition to the aggressive imperialism of England’s King Edward I. From political and social obscurity he seized control of the reins of government and became the first leader of his people in a war of liberation against a far larger and richer enemy—England—that would last for more than 60 years. Historians have seen Wallace as a man of the common people, a man who built an army from the patriotic masses when the Scottish nobility sided with the English. In fact, Wallace was a member of the nobility himself and his army little removed from the ordinary military conventions of the day. Chris Brown cuts through the myths still perpetuated today to produce the first biography of Wallace driven by contemporary medieval records rather than Victorian legends to present an accurate portrait of the life and career of Scotland’s greatest hero.
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Your Scottish Wedding

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books sc wedding
Contains information about what every modern bride needs to know for her Scottish wedding. From engagement to honeymoon, the author comes up with practical information, unique ideas and count down lists. She urges the reader to leave nothing to chance - always a have contingency - so that by the big day the Bride knows she has done everything.
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