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Britain's Kings & Queens
This slim book is perfect for a school project or for those interested in the history of British monarchy. With full colour images on each page it is engaging and bright. The...
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Castles of Scotland
The Pitkin Guide to Castles of Scotland.
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Celtic Myths & Legends
Celtic myths are an enchanting mix of magic and wonder, laced with a dash of humour. Reflecting the Celts' love of the land and the richness of the world around them, these tales...
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Celts
Short, beautifully illustrated guide to the world of the Celts: their society, language, arts and religion. Sections on the Celts in Britain, their confrontation with the Romans...
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an innovator, and is undoubtedly one of Scotland's most celebrated architects. His astounding buildings creatively reinterpreted the past and opened...
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City of Edinburgh
Based on two walks, this guide takes in all the best on offer in Scotland's capital city - history, romance, culture and tradition mixed with 21st-century sophistication and charm...
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City of Edinburgh: Chinese
Chinese language Edition: Based on two walks, this guide takes in all the best on offer in Scotland's capital city - history, romance, culture and tradition mixed with 21st-century...
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City of Edinburgh: French
French Language edition: Based on two walks, this guide takes in all the best on offer in Scotland's capital city - history, romance, culture and tradition mixed with 21st-century...
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City of Edinburgh: German
German Language edition: Based on two walks, this guide takes in all the best on offer in Scotland's capital city - history, romance, culture and tradition mixed with 21st-century...
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City of Edinburgh: Italian
Italian Language edition: Based on two walks, this guide takes in all the best on offer in Scotland's capital city - history, romance, culture and tradition mixed with 21st-century...
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City of Edinburgh: Japanese
Japanese Language edition: Based on two walks, this guide takes in all the best on offer in Scotland's capital city - history, romance, culture and tradition mixed with 21st-century...
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City of Edinburgh: Russian
Russian Language edition: Based on two walks, this guide takes in all the best on offer in Scotland's capital city - history, romance, culture and tradition mixed with 21st-century...
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City of Edinburgh: Spanish
Spanish Lanuage edition: Based on two walks, this guide takes in all the best on offer in Scotland's capital city - history, romance, culture and tradition mixed with 21st-century...
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Claire MacDonald's Scottish Cookery
A collection of favourite traditional recipes, as they used to be cooked and still are to this day, but with the authors own personal embellishments.
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Coats of Arms (Piktin)
From the dawn of civilisation to the present day, people have used symbols to explain their existence, beliefs and culture, as well as identifying individuals and representing...
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Dungeons & Torture
Mankind likes to consider itself 'civilised'. Sadly this civilisation is only skin-deep, and man's inhumanity to man, both in war and peace, has always been a cause for shame....
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Flying Scotsman
Everyone knows the name Flying Scotsman but not everyone knows the history of this world-famous locomotive. Here Baldwin takes the reader on a railway journey through time, beginning...
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Green Man
We see the Green Man half-hidden on the walls of many of our old churches, a face surrounded by leaves. This beautifully illustrated and well-researched Pitkin Guide looks at this...
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Life in a Medieval Castle
This slim guide is the perfect companion for a school project or for those interested in Medieval life. Featuring colourful photographs and illustrations, it discusses all aspects...
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Life in the 1950s
The 1950s began in the shadow of War. In Britain, food was still rationed as the country strove to pay off the huge debts that were the legacy of war. However by the end of the...
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Life in the 1960s
The 1960s have gone down in history as the swinging sixties; when the permissive society swept the country in a haze of mini-skirts, psychedelic posters, pop festivals and ‘love-ins’...
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Life in the 1970s
The Home – decor, architecture, new trends, technology, Christmas The Workplace – women, growing trades, technology, culture of Popular Products – food, high street, shopping...
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Life In The Mill
A descriptive history of life in the mill including sections on the Textile Revolution, Arkwright of Cromford, Owen of New Lanark, the Luddites, spinning weaving and the mills...
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Life In The Mine
A descriptive history of life in the mine, including sections on the ancient industry, the role of women and children in the mines, what conditions were like and what miner's lives...
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Life On The Farm
A concise pictorial history of farming from 4000 BC to the introduction of the tractor and the post war years.
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Life on the Fishing Fleet
The British fishing fleet industry was one of huge importance: it was estimated that in the late 19th century there were 22,000 merchant ships in the country but 30,000 fishing...
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Life On The Railway
The first steam locomotive chuffed its way down the tracks in 1804, but it was not until 1830, with the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, that the Railway Age really...
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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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Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria reigned for 63 years. When she came to the throne, the royal family was in disrepute; when she died it was held in great respect at home and abroad.
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Royal Line of Succession, The
The British Monarchy from Egbert AD 802 to Queen Elizabeth II.
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Saxons & Vikings
This slim books offers full colour photographs and illustrations and makes a great companion for a school project or an excellent starting point for those interested in Viking...
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Scotch Whisky
This is an introduction to all the famous brands of Scotch whisky. The book answers questions visitors usually ask about Scotland's most famous export: how and where is it made;...
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