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1814 : Year of Waverley
Chris Harvie’s 1814 Year of Waverley guides you through Scott’s life and exciting times including Scott’s career in Edinburgh and the Borders, as invalid, schoolboy, lawyer...
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Ballad of the Five Marys
The Mary Carmichael of the well-known ballad may be a fiction but Marys Seton, Beaton, Livingston and Flemming, together with Mary Stewart, comprised the real five Marys - assertive...
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Bonnie Prince Charlie and the '45
The Young Pretender Charles Edward Stuart was a charismatic, spirited and promising youth who had served with courage at the Siege of Gaeta. He was the last hope of the Jacobites...
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Burke & Hare
In a boarding house in the West Port area of 1820's Edinburgh, an old army pensioner dies of natural causes. He owes the landlord £4 rent so, instead of burying the body, the...
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Burns Souvenir Guide
Robert Burns is one of Scotland's best-loved poets. His remarkable genius is preserved by the wealth of poems and songs that he bequeathed to the world. This illustrated celebration...
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For Jean: Poems & Songs by Robert Burns
A Beautiful New Collection of Robert Burns's Poems and Songs Written for his Wife, Jean Armour, with Selected Letters. Young Jean was a pretty lass with the voice of a nightingale...
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Great Scots - A Very Peculiar History
Great Scots, A Very Peculiar History looks at a whole host of great (and not so great) Scots and their influence on the world. The book features a short history of each person...
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Great Scottish Heroes: Fifty Scots Shaped the World
Which Scottish anti-slavery campaigner lost a son in a Confederate prisoner-of-war camp during the American Civil War? Was the enemy of Scotland's first 'freedom fighter' not England...
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Hunt For Rob Roy
David Stevenson shatters many of the myths surrounding this most charismatic figure to reveal a remarkable life - but not a heroic one. The picture of a man deeply wronged and...
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If the Corncrake Calls
When the Scottish writer John McNeillie died on the 24th June 2002 aged 85, he left behind a collection of over 40 books, several of them minor classics, and several decades of...
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In The Footsteps of William Wallace
For nearly 700 years debate has raged over the true nature of William Wallace and his role in Scotland's turbulent history. Was he the Braveheart of Blind Harry's legendary account...
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Little Book of Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots is perhaps one of the most controversial and divisive monarchs in regal history. Her story reads like a particularly spicy novel, with murder, kidnap, adultery...
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Lomond Guide To Robert Burns Illustrated Poetry
This mini collection of Burns’s finest poetry is a must-have for fans of the Bard. Illustrated with contemporary illustrations, it includes poems on the themes of death, love...
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Mary of Guise
As mother of Mary Queen of Scots, Mary of Guise is often overshadowed by her more famous daughter. However, this intelligent and energetic woman also led an intriguing life of...
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Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots is perhaps the most romantic and tragic figure in British history. She was destined to marry the Dauphin of France and reign as his queen, but his early death...
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Mary Queen of Scots
The fascinating but ultimately tragic tale of Mary, Queen of Scots, holds eternal appeal. In this beautifully illustrated book, now available in paperback, Susan Watkins re-creates...
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Mary Queen of Scots
The best-selling, award-winning biography of one of history's most fascinating and tragic women. Mary Queen of Scots passed her childhood in France and married the Dauphin to...
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Mary Queen of Scots-In My End is My Beginning
Mary, Queen of Scots, the most charismatic of monarchs, has been much written and speculated about. Was she betrayed, condemned by her cousin Elizabeth, or was she a murdering...
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Mary Queen of Scots: My Heart Is My Own
he life of Mary Stuart is one of unparalleled drama and conflict. From the labyrinthine plots laid by the Scottish lords to wrest power for themselves, to the efforts made by Elizabeth's...
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Mary Was Here  Where MQS Went & What She Did
Mary Queen of Scots: the most famous and most mythologised figure in Scottish history. Her ascent to the throne at six days old, her renowned beauty, her troubled reign, her three...
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Mary, Queen of Scots: A Study in Failure
The romantic appeal of Mary Queen of Scots has fascinated historians, biographers and novelists since her execution in 1587. Ruling during one of the most dramatic and formative...
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Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect
Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, was Robert Burns' first published collection of poetry. This selection includes 44 of Burns' best known poems including 'To a Louse', 'The...
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Quest for Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Like Charles Rennie Mackintosh John Cairney began his career at the age of 15 at the Glasgow School of Art. He tells of the working life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh as well as...
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Robert Bruce
The life of Bruce is one of the greatest comeback stories in history. Heir and magnate, shrewd politician, briefly 'king of summer' and then a desperate fugitive who nevertheless...
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Robert Burns
Robert Burns is more than Scotland's national poet. He has become a symbol of Scottish national identity whose work is still read.
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Robert Burns for Beginners
Beginners of all ages studying the work of Robert Burns find few specially produced volumes of material to work from. This book has been written to meet their needs. Informal,...
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Robert Burns in Edinburgh
A reader-friendly, fully illustrated colour guide to Robert Burns' time in Edinburgh, with fresh research, maps and illustrations of the key people Burns met, with 27 relevant...
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Robert the Bruce - King of Scots
Robert the Bruce is one of the great heroic figures of history. When, after years of struggle, Scotland was reduced to a vassal state by Edward I of England it was Bruce who, supported...
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Robert the Bruce - Pocket Giants Series
Why is Robert Bruce a giant? Because he proved to the medieval world that superior military might could be overcome even in battle by a well-disciplined, tactically innovative...
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Robert the Bruce King of Scots Graphic Novel
In this exciting and visually stunning book, the most talented Scottish novelist of his generation teams up with Jill Calder, whose bold and colourful illustrations are a perfect...
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Saint Andrew for Beginner
For those who want to know more about St Andrew, this book tells his story. It shows Andrew among the Saints, offers a short history of the Celtic church, examines relics and ruins...
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Saint Andrew: Myth, Legend & Reality
The story of Saint Andrew and the Saltire cross associated with him is one which author Michael TRB Turnbull vividly describes in this engaging record of the man, the symbol, his...
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