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Auld Enemies:The Scots and the English
For almost a thousand years, Scotland and England have been neighbour nations. For more than half that time, they were foreign countries, often at war. Four hundred years ago,...
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Beatniks and Beehives: The Swinging Sixties
The Sixties put an end to drab post-war austerity in a psychedelic explosion of colour, fashion, music, new attitudes and revolution (sexual and otherwise). In this follow-up to...
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Broon's Book O' Gairdnin' Wisdoms
"The Broons" were launched in 1936 in The Sunday Post in Scotland, and are still going strong. They are undoubtedly Scotland’s First Family, The Nation’s Favourites, with a...
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Broons Blethers
Lang may yer lum reek! - May you live long and stay well. Mony a mickle maks a muckle! - Saving a small amount soon builds up to a large amount. Dinnae teach yer Granny tae suck...
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Clan MacScotch
For centuries, crofters across the length and breadth of Scotland put their excess barley to good use by making what they called "uisge beatha" a warming drink that helped keep...
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Crack, The: The Best of Glasgow Humour
Glaswegians have always enjoyed a good laugh, and the home-grown variety best of all. This new and expanded edition of Michael Munro's best-selling book is a hilarious compendium...
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Dr Finlay's Case Book (Birlinn)
Dr Finlay’s Casebook is a delightful collection of episodic stories of Dr Finlay and his life in the fictional Scottish village of Tannochbrae during the inter-war years and...
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Fife's Fishing Industry
Fishing has always been a mainstay of Fife. The fishing industry began to develop in earnest in the latter half of the nineteenth century, with many advances in boat design, technology...
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Goanae No Dae That
The Scots have a unique way of communicating their feelings. Their sayings are cheeky, to the point, rude and always funny. Scotland’s bestselling humour author is back with...
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Haggis
Since it was first written back in the 70s, this charming curiosity has sold getting on for a quarter of a million copies. Author Alexander Maclean wrote it while living and...
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Haud Ma Chips - Glega Grannies
An hilarious and often wise collection of Scots saying straight from the mouths of the Grannies of Glasgow. With each snippet accompanied by a straightforward English translation...
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Herald Diary 2016
So what did Scots have to smile about this year? In politics, parties kept on losing their leaders, some folk, not us, voted for Brexit and Donald Trump flew in to give Scots his...
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If History Was Scottish
Scots have made a huge contribution to the world - you only have to look at a tea towel listing the famous sons and daughters of the saltire to see that. Surprisingly, there is...
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It's A Sign!
For years the Herald has published some of the funniest photos around. Now, this brilliant collection brings you the best range ever both from Scotland and around the globe.
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Last Tram Tae Auchenshuggle
Wur full! Everybuddy haud ontae a strap or yer man! It s the end of the line for Glasgow s famous clippie, Big Aggie MacDonald, as her beloved trams are destined for the big depot...
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Little Book of Scottish Jokes, The
Hamish decided to call his father-in-law ‘The Exorcist’ because every time he came to visit he made the spirits disappear. If you’re Scottish, you like a wee joke. Aye...
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Mair Edinbuggers Vs Mair Weegies
Mair/Merr hilarious jokes and anecdotes on the eternal struggle that is WEEGIES v EDINBUGGERS
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Mair Weegie Wan-Liners
Mair Weegie Wan-Liners is yet another culling by Ian Black, he of the many broken noses, of the casual insults, slanders and outright naked threats repeated in the haughmagandie-ridden...
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Maw Broons Guide Tae Life
If anyone knows how to run a household, it's Maw Broon. She doesn't need any new-fangled gadgets to keep her family and home in order. Now, for the first time, Maw shares the wisdom...
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Nessie: My Story
Here it is - the publishing scoop of the century! Yes, Nessie the Loch Ness Monster has at long last broken her silence to reveal her very own, personal autobiography. This elusive...
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Oor Wullie's Dungarees Book for Boys
New from the publishers of the Broons titles - this is the book that Wullie keeps in his shed - the gang hut shared wi' Fat Boab, Wee Eck, and Soapy Soutar. It's packed wi' notes...
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Oor Wullie: Jings, Crivvens and Help Ma Boab
In this hilarious guide, Scotland's tousle-haired wee laddie introduces hunners of his favourite words and phrases. So take off your tacketty boots, pull up your bucket, sit on...
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Para Handy - Gift Edition
Para Handy has been sailing his way into the affections of generations of Scots since he first weighed anchor in the pages of the Glasgow Evening News in 1905. The master mariner...
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Scotland the Dreich
This book is a celebration of all that is dreich. To my mind the images in this book are uplifting and joyful. There is nothing miserable about dreich. A sunny day has no more...
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Scotland The Text
If we had mobile phones in the past, what would some of the most famous Scots have been texting about?Would Mary Queen of Scots have been feuding with her cousin, Queen Elizabeth?...
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Scottish Jokes
This book pokes fun, in a gentle way, at a nation renowned for having a sense of humour - because it's free!
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Scottish Wit & Wisdom
The Scots have a reputation for sharp and ironic wit. This entertaining and thought-provoking collection shows how well they have earned it. Its wide range of themes brings out...
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Senior Moments Acitivity Book
Do you call your partner darling because you forgot their real name years ago? Restore your brain to its tack-like sharpness with the exercises in this wickedly funny book.If you...
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Seriously Senior Moments
From picking up the wrong child from school, to misplacing your car somewhere down your own road, the signs are there that the old memory isn't what it used to be. Containing...
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Wee Book o' Scottish Mindfooness
Nae mair racin' chasin' middens in yer heid. The world can be a hectic place for a Scot. Too many thoughts in your head can ruin your day and keep you from enjoying the best of...
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Weegie Wit & Wisdom
This book presents Ian Black's hilarious guide to Weegie philosophy at its very best.
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What's Under The Kilt?
What's Under the Kilt? Is a colourful book providing a flavour of Scotland through the humorous eyes of the world's worst tourist guide - Robin Mitchell. The book touches on ten...
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