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Bloody Scottish History: Edinburgh

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books Bloody Scottish History: Edinburgh
Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the world—with one of the darkest histories on record. Starting with the Roman era, and sweeping through the centuries in a blood-soaked catalogue of battles, diseases, royal deaths, and disasters, this is history as you have never read it before. Read how Lord Drumlanrig once roasted a servant on a spit.  Discover why Station Road used to be caled "Cut-Throat Lane." With horrible tales involving Mary, Queen of Scots, James VI and Bonnie Prince Charlie, as well as the execution of the Marquis of Montrose—and the story of his stolen heart—only the bravest of readers should open it. Containing riots, murders, severed heads, sieges, and the bull’s head that sparked a clan massacre, read it if you dare!
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Dark Knights and Dingy Castles

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books HH Dark Knights
Readers can discover all the foul facts about Dark Knights and Dingy Castles, including why one nutty knight chopped off his own finger, the revolting truth about a gong-farmer's job and what went on in gruesome castle garderobes. 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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Deadly Irish History - The Vikings

Books Deadly Irish History
Books Deadly Irish History
Irish history isn’t boring ... it’s DEADLY!

And nobody was more DEADLY! than the Vikings who attacked Ireland in the 8th century!

DEADLY! Viking warriors!

DEADLY! Viking ships!

DEADLY! Viking weapons!

But were they really just marauding, murdering maniacs?

The first book in a new series 'Deadly Irish History', The Vikings is jam-packed with all kinds of interesting facts and stories about Viking life. Highly illustrated with cartoons and comic strips as well as illustrating how vikings ships and houses were made, it's also full of things to make and do, quizzes and puzzles.

The world of the Vikings in Ireland is an endlessly fascinating one, so

be like them and go out and EXPLORE!
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Scottish Tartan and Highland Dress: A Very Peculiar History

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book sc tartan history
Created amid rugged Highland hills, tartan is the very symbol of Scotland, a proud beacon of national independence and individual clan loyalty. This fascinating book looks at what is known about these skillfully handcrafted patterns, which have passed down through the centuries. Filled with fun trivia, it attempts to drive some of the wilder, woollier myths back into the misty Celtic twilight.
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A Traveller's Life

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Books 42
Sheila Stewart is the last in the line of the Stewarts o’ Blair, a travelling family who have made a unique contribution to the musical and oral traditions of Scotland. Her mother was the legendary ‘Queen amang the Heather’, the singer and storyteller Belle Stewart, and her father, Willie Stewart, was a noted piper. Sheila spent her childhood wandering with them all over Scotland, working on farms and experiencing all the highs and lows of the traveller lifestyle. From 1954 she sang in concerts with her parents and her sister Cathie, and they became stars of the folk scene. An acclaimed storyteller and ballad singer, she is in huge demand and has continued to perform up to the present day. This, her long-awaited autobiography, is graphic in its depiction of the sometimes harrowing circumstances of her life, but is also a tribute to the rich and dramatic tradition of which she is one of the last representatives.
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Cabers and Ceilidhs

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Books 03
Cabers & Ceilidhs by Johns Stinson and Donald Gordon

150 years of the Caledonian Society of Otago. Tossing the caber is a traditional Highland Games event believed to have developed from the practice of tossing logs across streams in order to bridge them. A standard caber is 5.94m tall and weights 79KGs.
Ceilidh (pronounced 'caley') is a Gaelic word for a traditional social gathering.
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Clans and Tartans

Collins clan/tartan
Collins clan/tartan

The perfect introduction to Scottish tartans. Produced in association with the Scottish Tartans Authority, this Little Book focuses on the history of the world famous Scottish tartan. Optimised for colour tablets. The images in this ebook are not suitable for viewing on black and white e-ink devices.

Contents include:
• Over 100 clans presented with their tartan, crest, motto and Gaelic clan name.
• The history of tartan and how it plays its part in the traditional national dress.
• Detailed clans and family names listing.

Beautifully produced, Collins Little Book of Clans and Tartans is a treasure in itself and makes a perfect gift for any Scotland enthusiast.

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Driftwood and Tangle

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Books 20
Author - Margaret Leigh

Driftwood and Tangle is a moving and poignant memoir of life in the north-west of Scotland just after the outbreak of the Second World War. Margaret Leigh recounts the years she spent in Wester Ross, Moidart, Coigeach and Barra as a crofter, an activity which enabled her to experience the land in all its moods and capture the essence of this remote and beautiful part of Scotland in finely crafted prose. In addition to her evocative description of the land itself, she also has much to say about the people who live there – their traditions and way of life which, at the time of writing, were under threat not only because of the inevitable march of ‘progress’ but also because of a war likely to engulf even this remote corner of Europe.
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Edinburgh Pocket Guide

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books edinburgh p/g
Written by Iseabail Macleod.
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Golf

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books golf
This title reveals the history of golf, from its invention in Scotland and patronage by Stuart monarchs, through its rising popularity in Victorian and Edwardian England, to the development of famous golf clubs, open championships and international competitions, with the battle between British and Americans for golfing supremacy in the twentieth century. We see the evolution of the golf ball and club from its early feather and wooden versions to the hi-tech golf equipment of today.
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Greyfriars Bobby: The Real Story at Last

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book gb real story
New authentic information about the famous Skye terrier and his master John Gray, with real photographs of Bobby and eye-witness accounts.
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Guide for the New Zealand Traveller in Britain

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books nz guide britain
The first and only travel guide written for New Zealand visitors to Britain that features places and things in the United Kingdom that have special historical, sporting and cultural interest for New Zealanders. It contains a fund of fascinating and meaningful information, including places associated with Captain Cook, ports from which the early settlers sailed, war cemeteries of the Anzacs, famous sporting grounds where New Zealand teams have played, church windows, statues and other works of art, pubs and plantations of New Zealand trees. These and other features - all part of the New Zealand story - are listed and vividly described in this ground breaking guide.
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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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Irish First Names

book Irish first names
book Irish first names
Written by Ronan Coghlan.
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Irish Phrase Book

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book irish phrase
Written by Paul Dorris.
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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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Pocket History of Scotland

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books sc/ pocket history
This is a guide travel book for traveling in Scotland. Beautiful glossy pages of interesting facts and sights to see.
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Pocket Irish Dictionary

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books irish dictionary
English to Irish dictionary.
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Pocket Scottish History - Story of a nation

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books sc history/nation
Though it may not be among the largest of nations, Scotland certainly has one of the longest and richest histories, and has undergone significant changes over the centuries. This compact history of Scotland charts the twists and turns of the country's often tumultuous past, from the earliest Mesolithic inhabitants to the modern nation we know today.
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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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Scotland A New History

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books sc history
From Bannockburn and Robert the Bruce to the union of the crowns and Mary, Queen of Scots; from the Reformation and John Knox, to the Enlightenment and the Highland Clearances, and right up to devolution, Scotland is the definitive history of a country that has experienced centuries of dramatic change.

Michael Lynch, named as 'one of the most influential historians in Scotland of the last thirty years', has penned an extraordinary one-volume history of the country that spans twenty centuries, from the Picts to the present day.

Thrilling, comprehensive, provocative and timely, Scotland is a monumental work of scholarship.
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