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Archie's Lights: The Life and Times of a Scottish Lightkeeper

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book archie
Born at a clifftop lighthouse in 1910, Archie's life was spent in the world of Scottish lighthouses – he was one of the third generation of his family in the service of the Northern Lighthouse Board. Written in Archie's words, this account portrays the man and reveals a past way of life. From peacetime through war, dealing with goats, shipwrecked sailors or German spies, the story brings vividly to life the challenges of living and working at a lighthouse, including raising a young family at such an isolated and potentially dangerous place.
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Bloody Scotland: Crime in 19th Century Scotland

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bloody sc crimes
In the 19th century Scotland was depicted as a land of misty glens, engineering innovation, and inventive genius. But Scotland was also the home of brutal murder, terrifying riots, child cruelty, bank robbery, and acid attack. Women as well as men were capable of horrendous acts, and crime could strike anywhere: at home, on the road, and even at sea. From the Borders to the Northern Isles, crime was never far away. Edinburgh, with its reputation for polite decorum, was also the scene of poisoning and savagery; the dark streets of industrial Glasgow and Dundee harbored thieves and muggers, while the villages of coast and country hid wild men and vicious women. This book exposes some of the crimes, remembered and forgotten, that rocked the Scotland of our ancestors.
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Bloody Scottish History: Glasgow

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book bloody sc history glasgow
Glasgow has one of the bloodiest and most tumultuous histories on record, riddled with plagues and pirate attacks, religious divides and reconciliations, bombs, executions, fires and floods. A city of slums and grandeur, of razor gangs and rebels, of sectarian violence and cultural assimilation, here you will find the best of the worst of Scotland’s greatest city.
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Burns - Selected Poems & Songs

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This generous new selection offers Burns's work as it was first encountered by contemporary readers, presenting the texts in the contexts in which they were originally published. It reproduces the whole of Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect published at Kilmarnock in 1786, the volume which made Burns famous; and it reunites a generous selection of songs from The Scots Musical Museum and A Select Collection of Scottish Airs with their full scores. Comprehensive notes describe the circumstances in which other poems and songs found their way into print, both before and after the poet's death. The edition also includes some important letters, and a full glossary to explain Scots words. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe.
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Burns: A Biography

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This is the definitive biography of Robert Burns by the late James Mackay, winner of the Saltire Prize in 1993.Covering every aspect of Burns's life, this thorough biography places him and his poetry in the context of the period in which he lived.
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Clans Septs & Regiments of the Scottish Highlands

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An extensive new preface by the Ross Herald of Arms, Charles Bunnett, Chamberlain of Duff House.
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Horrible Histories Cracking Castles

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hh castles
From Tintagel Castle in Cornwall to Skibo Castle in the Scottish highlands, Horrible Histories: Crackin' Castles covers the history of Britain from the time of the Romans to the London Blitz. Filled with adventure, danger, magic, sieges, treachery, spies, revenge and much more besides - all in the classic Horrible Histories style! It's a seriously horrible read.
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Maw Broon's Kitchen Notebook

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maw broon book
New and original material in Maw Broon's Kitchen Notebook - this new notebook is the perfect gift at a great price. It contains variations of Maw's best recipes from her four cookbooks, with new recipes for shortbread, tablet, soups etc, plus kitchen organising secrets and lots of original funny material from Maw, Scotland's favourite matriarch. The notebook also contains some blank pages for your own notes.
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Scots-English Dictionary

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dictionary sc english
The Scots-English English-Scots Dictionary is a fascinating and up-to-date guide to the language that developed alongside English in the northern parts of the British Isles. As well as including such well-known words as dreich, sassenach, kirk and kittle, it contains thousands of the other words that have enriched Scotland's cultural heritage over the centuries.
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Spirit of Highland Cattle

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spirit highland cattle
With a shaggy forelock and fluffed up calf at its side the Highland cow endears itself to visitors from all over the world, drawn to its rugged beauty and captivated by its unmistakable look. With over 60 classic images and an elegant and informed text, in this pocket-sized hardback Heidi M. Sands truly captures the Spirit of Highland Cattle.
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The Highland Clearances

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book hl clearance
In the terrible aftermath of the moorland battle of Culloden, the Highlanders suffered at the hands of their own clan chiefs. Following his magnificent reconstruction of Culloden, John Prebble recounts how the Highlanders were deserted and then betrayed into famine and poverty. While their chiefs grew rich on meat and wool, the people died of cholera and starvation or, evicted from the glens to make way for sheep, were forced to emigrate to foreign lands. ‘Mr Prebble tells a terrible story excellently. There is little need to search further to explain so much of the sadness and emptiness of the northern Highlands today’ The Times.
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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

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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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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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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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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

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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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